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Tuesday Music News

Today, indie rock duo The Raveonettes pulled a Beyonce and surprise released their album Pe’ahi,named after a surfing spot in Maui. The opening track “Endless Sleeper” according to Sune Rose Wagner refers to “a horrific near-drowning experience I had in Hawaii some years ago. It’s about taking risks in order to exist.” Watch the song’sRead more...

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Friday Music News

North Carolina band The Rosebuds are joined by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Matt McCaughan on their new track “Blue Eyes.” Vernon also produced the indie pop outfit’s entire new album Sand + Silence, which drops on August 5. “Blue Eyes” is bright and dynamic, the perfect summer jam. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Five years ago, Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch dropped God Help the Girl, an album of songs that he planned to use for a musical movie. Well the film, which stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) finally has the release date of September 5 in the US. Listen to Browning sing the film’s dreamy, titleRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

The National frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with singer-songwriter Andrew Bird for a rework of a classic English folk song called “A Lyke Wake Dirge.” This deep, intense version was recorded for AMC’s Turn, a drama about Revolutionary War spies. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

Electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco will drop their fourth studio album on September 9. The entirety of Whorl was recorded live in front of an audience of 900. The purely instrumental, lead single “Tangents” kicks off with powerful percussions that bleed into an ultramodern mix. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

A Sunny Day in Glasgow shared their video for “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing).” The forrest scenery is beautiful and the playful nature of the video perfectly compliments the track. The dream-pop sextet released their fourth studio album Sea When Absent earlier this week. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

Broken Bells, the duo of The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse, stopped by Late Show With Dave Letterman last night to promote their album After The Disco. During the late night broadcast they performed the track “Control,” but they obviously had bigger plans for the show’s webcast. They ended up treating everyone in theRead more...

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Friday Music News

The Shins have shared a new song “So Now What,” their contribution to the soundtrack for Zach Braff’s upcoming film Wish I Was Here. The band’s participation makes sense, because a decade ago Braff’s film Garden State put The Shins on the map. A brief snippet of the song was featured in the film’s trailer,Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

French website La Blogothèque has filmed a live acoustic set of Real Estate. The band played a few tracks from their last album Atlas as well as a cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” (listen at the 17-minute mark). The half-hour session is available to watch in full below. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

After a long five years, it’s great to have Bishop Allen back in business. They’ve graced us with the video for “Start Again,” the addictive and aptly titled track from their new album Lights Out (out August 19 via Dead Oceans). Frontman Justin Rice takes you on a nostalgic tour of the band’s hometown ofRead more...

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