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Tuesday Music News

Glasgow synthpop band Chvrches delivered a brilliant cover of Lorde’s newest hit “Team” on BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge. Lauren Mayberry’s bright vocals turn the song into a more blithe and airy version than the original. Below, you can watch their entire radio session. Jump to 3:44 for their “Team” cover. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

Right now, courtesy of Pitchfork, you can stream the entire Divergent soundtrack. It’s packed with amazing tracks from Ellie Goulding, M83, Pretty Lights, and A$AP Rocky. Jump to song number 7 to hear Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar‘s much-anticipated offering “Backwards.” Lamar blasts through Tame Impala’s psychedelic sound with a vengeance. Listen HERE.

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Tuesday Music News

Late last month, we shared news about the upcoming Sharon Van Etten album, Are We There, coming out May 27th on Jagjaguwar. Today, you can stream a track from that release, the smoldering single “Taking Chances.” [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

A$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein have shared their killer track for the highly-anticipated film Divergent. “In Distress” pulls no punches and I can already hear it blasting over an intense sci-fi fight scene. The Divergent soundtrack (out on March 11) will also include new music from Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, and manyRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

iTunes Radio is now streaming Real Estate‘s brand new album Atlas a full week before its official release. This is the New Jersey outfit’s first new collection in three years. Listen HERE. And don’t forget: Real Estate will be the next band featured on KEXP’s Live Video Stream on Thursday, March 6th at 1:00 PMRead more...

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Friday Music News

Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f, has become the first rapper to sign with Terrible Records (co-founded by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor). Le1f will release a new EP called Hey on his new label on March 11. “Boom” is the EP’s first single and there’s no surprise that Le1f slays it effortlessly. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

Bob Casale, founding member and guitarist of Devo, has died at age 61 from “conditions that lead to heart failure.” In 1972, Bob and his brother Gerald created one of the most famous bands of the New Wave era. Gerald said, “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches withRead more...

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Friday Music News

Despite his divorce, after 27 years of marriage, it seems Thurston Moore still sees the beauty in love. The Sonic Youth co-founder has released an artsy video for his Chelsea Light Moving track “Heavenmetal.” Get ready for “more Moore,” the guitar legend is set to drop his first solo album in June. [SPIN]

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Tuesday Music News

Conor Oberst, of Bright Eyes fame, has announced that he will release a fresh solo album Upside Down Mountain, on May 20. This is the first new material from Oberts since his work with Bright Eyes back in 2011. Check out the album’s first single, a bright and captivating ditty, “Hundreds of Ways” below. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

Texas indie band Shearwater have been dabbling in the world of covers for a while now. They released an all covers collection called Fellow Travelers late last year, and it seems their letting this trend continue. The band’s newest cover is Nina Simone’s melancholy “Black is the Color.” [Stereogum]

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