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Tuesday Music News

YACHT‘s latest EP Where Does the Disco? drops today. Previously, they’ve shared a few of the album’s tracks and now we have the closing number. “Terminal Beach” describes a technological wasteland and serves as a shoutout to the band’s favorite science fiction writer J. G. Ballard. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

For a song that was supposed to be a joke, Alt-J are really running with the track “Left Hand Free.” The UK trio have made yet another video for the single, this time portraying a debaucherous lifestyle, with quite the twist ending. Check it out below, and watch them perform the track LIVE in theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Chvrches are among the many famous artists contributing to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack. Their song “Dead Air” takes full advantage of Lauren Mayberry’s stunning vocals. The full soundtrack, curated by Lorde, drops on November 17. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

Happy Halloween, everyone! In the spirit of scaring, Arcade Fire has shared a 20-minute horror film called Festi, which takes place during their 2011 tour. As they celebrate lead singer Win Butler’s birthday, the band deals with the frightening curse of the infamous 27 Club. An entire slew of celebrities make appearances, including The National,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Last month, Belle and Sebastian announced their new album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance and they shared it’s January 20 release date. Today they’ve graced us with their new single “Party Line.” It’s a funky, dance number with a perfect blend of 80’s nostalgia. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

She & Him, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will drop a 13-track cover album called Classics on December 2. They’ve put a fun little radio widget on their website and when it’s turned to AM station 1202 the site unlocks their cover of Dusty Springfield’s “Stay Awhile.” Check out two trailers for the upcoming album,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

British electronic duo Orbital have announced their retirement. Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll have been making music together since the 80’s, but according to their official statement: “Nothing lasts forever and it’s time to stop.” Phil wasted no time announcing his own solo project called 8:58. He’s even shared his first song and video, aptlyRead more…

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Friday Music News

Every once in a while, James Blake will use his weekly BBC Radio 1 DJ residency to debut a new song. Yesterday he unveiled his track “Building It Still,” a synth heavy number that’s reminiscent of Blake’s older material. It’s just a little tease of what he’s been working on with Justin Vernon and KanyeRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, Jack White’s keyboardist and member of the Mars Volta, has passed away. Ownes was currently touring with Jack White in Mexico. The following statement was posted on Third Man Record’s website: [Pitchfork] “It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah “Ikey” Owens.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Norwegian music duo Royksopp have shared a new track from their final album, The Inevitable End (out November 11). They have described “Sordid Affair” as “a recollection and contemplation of the emotional aspects of the endeavours as described in the track title. The difficulties of letting go of emotional attachment.” It’s a dreamy, yet melancholyRead more…

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