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Friday Music News

This Sunday, you can catch Cat Power on an episode of China, IL – a show about The University of China in Illinois – on Cartoon Network. The singer-songwriter plays a downtrodden gorilla that’s about to be killed and used for fuel. Seriously. In the clip below, Powers sings a heartbreaking ballad about the gorilla’sRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach has shared more information about his upcoming album with his new music project called The Arcs. The 14-track album is called Yours, Dreamily and will drop on September 4. They’ve shared a laid-back, folksy number called “Stay in My Corner.” Listen, below. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

Florence & the Machine have announced their new summer and fall tour schedule for How Big How Blue How Beautiful. They will hit several festivals like Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, before their final stop brings them here to Seattle. Key Arena will host Florence Welch and company on October 27. Also, check out Welch’sRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Yo La Tengo will release their latest album Stuff Like That There on August 28. The album will include covers of the Cure, Hank Williams, and others, as well as some reworkings of Yo La Tengo’s own music. Today you can hear their cover of Special Pillow’s “Automatic Doom” and an updated version of theirRead more…

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Friday Music News

Hot off their stellar set at Sasquatch!, Tame Impala have debuted their new music video for “Cause I’m A Man.” Puppets replace the band in the video, and even if The Muppets were never your bag, it’s pretty entertaining. The song will be available on their highly anticipated album, Currents (out on July 17.) [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Alan Palomo and company, better known as Neon Indian, have shared an addictive, summer dance track called “Annie” – their first new song in two years. The synthpop outfit hasn’t released a full length album since 2011’s Era Extra├▒a, but they’re working on one now. Hopefully we’ll have a release date soon. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

The Cure’s Robert Smith covered the Twilight Sad’s Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave track “There’s a Girl in The Corner.” The cover will be featured as the B-side of the Twilight Sad’s new single “It Was Never The Same,” which drops on June 15. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

Legendary blues musician B.B. King has passed away at age 89. Late last year, King has to cancel several tour dates due to dehydration, and was receiving hospice care for the condition at the time of his death. After serving in World War II, King started his music career as a Memphis disc jockey andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

If you haven’t seen it yet, Icelandic superstars Of Monsters and Men just released the first official video from their upcoming album, Beneath The Skin. As you await the full-length, due June 9th, you can watch the surreal and frosty wonder of “Crystals”: Albert Hammond Jr., guitarist for the Strokes, will drop his third soloRead more…

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Friday Music News

On July 18, Tame Impala will drop their latest album, Currents. They have already shared a few album tracks and it seems like each song keeps getting better and better. “Eventually” is a stunningly smooth piece of psychedelic music. [Pitchfork]

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