Author Archives: Britta Plyler

Tuesday Music News

Seattle’s own indie rockers The Cave Singers have shared “That’s Why,” the lead single from their upcoming album, Banshee. Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign, which landed the band $20,000 in one month, they will self-release the album on February 19. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

Poliça will release their third album, United Crushers, on March 4. The Minneapolis synthpop band describe the album as “heavily political and deeply personal with thick references to social injustice, self-doubt and isolation, the rapidly increasing urban decline in gentrification, overcoming music industry machinations, and finding true and honest love in the wake of itRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Yesterday, we lost the iconic New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint. The legendary composer, performer and producer passed away at 77 years-old from cardiac arrest in Madrid while on tour. In his life, Toussaint carried the New Orleans R&B traditions of Professor Longhair and others through to the 21st Century, working with and influencing countless otherRead more…

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Friday Music News

The legendary Yoko Ono has teamed up The Flaming Lips to release a special 7″ single just for the holidays. The single will drops on December 11, and features their cover of John Lennon and Yoko’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” and “Atlas Eets Christmas.” Listen to both tracks below. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Faith No More’s Mike Patton, and rapper Doesone have all joined forces under the monicker the Nevermen. They have been working on their self-titled debut album since 2008, and it will finally be released on January 29. Check out the album’s lead single “Tough Towns” below. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O has shared “I Shall Rise.” her contribution to the video game Rise of the Tomb Raider. It builds steady into a forceful and empowering anthem. Karen O herself calls the song her version of Gloria Gaynor’s classic “I Will Survive.” Check it out below. [Stereogum] Grimes is gearing up forRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Blood Orange, a.k.a. Devonté Hynes, uses his voice to make a statement in his latest single “Sandra’s Smile.” The track’s title refers to Sandra Bland, the African American woman who died in police custody earlier this year. It’s a heavy subject and Hynes handles it with grace. Check out the music video below. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

On November 6, Bob Dylan will release another installment of his Bootleg Series, called The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12. The collection includes six CDs with reworkings of many classic tracks, including “Like A Rolling Stone” and “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Pre-order the box set on Amazon. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

Majical Cloudz‘ new album Are You Alone? drops today and is now available to stream via Spotify. This 12-track offering is the Canadian indie pop outfit’s first album since 2013’s Impersonator. They recently expanded their winter tour, and will land in Seattle at Barboza on January 23. [CoS]

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Tuesday Music News

METZ go for broke on their latest track “Eraser.” It’s an intense piece of noise rock that will leave you anxious yet mesmerized. The single is being offered as a limited edition – only 1,000 copies – pressed on green vinyl, which will release on January 22. Pre-order here via Subpop. [CoS]

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