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Tuesday Music News

Car Seat Headrest, lead by Seattle’s own Will Toledo, have shared the opening track from their upcoming album and Matador debut, Teens of Denial (out May 20). “Fill In The Blank” is a fuzzy piece of indie rock that has me very excited for the rest of the album. Check it out. [SPIN]

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Friday Music News

Tegan & Sara will drop their eighth studio album, Love You To Death, on June 8. Today, the Canadian sister duo have shared two new, addictive album tracks called “Boyfriend” and “U Turn.” Check them both out via Spotify below. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Fleet Foxes are getting back together. The Seattle indie band went on hiatus five years ago after they released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. At the time, frontman Robin Pecknold had decided to go back to Columbia University to earn his degree. Now it seems the hiatus is coming to an end. According to guitaristRead more…

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Friday Music News

Folk rockers The Mountain Goats have dropped a new song called “Going Back to California.” According to frontman John Darnielle, the song is ÔÇťabout about the plane crash that killed [Ozzy Osbourne guitarist] Randy Rhoads, which happened right in the middle of a tour.” The track belongs to a larger collection of songs the bandRead more…

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Friday Music News

Rostam Batmanglij, who announced his departure from Vampire Weekend in January, has shared a new solo single called “Gravity Don’t Pull Me.” He’s giving his name the Cher treatment and is releasing his music as Rostam. He’s also unveiled the song’s music video, which he directed along with Josh Goleman. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

It’s with great sadness that KEXP reports the passing of Aaron Huffman from respiratory failure following a lengthy illness. Not only was Huffman the art director at The Stranger since 2006, but he was the bassist for Harvey Danger and The Weather (formerly Campfire OK). He was 43 years old. KEXP sends our love toRead more…

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Friday Music News

On April 15, Sturgill Simpson will release a new album called A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, his follow up to 2014’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. Today he’s shared the album’s first single, “Brace For Impact (Live a Little).” In a press release, Simpson described his motivation for the album: “I really questioned whether IRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On June 3, The Kills will release Ash & Ice, their first album since 2011’s Blood Pressures. Check out the album’s first single “Doing It To Death” below, and catch the indie rock duo at Showbox SoDo on June 1. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme have shared “Sunday”, a new track from Iggy’s upcoming album Post Pop Depression (out March 18). Next month, both Iggy and Homme will be embarking on an extensive world tour to support the album. On March 28, they’ll land in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre. [CoS]

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Tuesday Music News

Congratulations to Mavis Staples, who just won a Grammy last night for Best American Roots Performance. It’s great timing as the legendary blues singer will release Livin’ On A High Note, on Friday. This, her fourteenth studio album, features songs written by Justin Vernon, M. Ward, Benjamin Booker, and Neko Case. Today, Staples has sharedRead more…

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