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Tuesday Music News

On May 20, Day Of The Dead, an extensive, six-hour Grateful Dead tribute album will be released. Brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National have been the driving force behind the collection, which features contributions from Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Local Native, and many more. Last night, The National performed The Dead’sRead more…

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Friday Music News

James Blake has dropped his highly anticipated album The Colour In Anything, his first full-length release since 2013’s outstanding Overgrown. The track “I Need a Forest Fire” is a collaboration with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Frank Ocean earned writing credits on the songs “Always” and “My Willing Heart”. You can stream the entire albumRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

After going completely radio silent – get it? – Radiohead has popped back up on social media. They’ve posted a claymation clip to instagram, which shows a woman tied to a tree as part of an odious religious practice. This seems to follow the “Burn the Witch” themed leaflets the band sent to UK fansRead more…

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Friday Music News

LA based indie rockers Local Natives have been flying under the radar since their 2013 album Hummingbird. But today, they’re back with a luminous new song titled “Past Lives.” It’s a real stunner. Fingers crossed that this means there’s a full, studio album in the works. [CoS]

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Tuesday Music News

There’s a new super group in our midsts. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, and Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin have joined forces to create Levee Walkers. Their website describes them as “a Seattle band to be sure, but their roots are firmly dug into the foundational music of blues, rock, and punk,Read more…

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Friday Music News

The crushing news of Prince‘s untimely death has rocked the music industry. Artists all over the world have been paying tribute to the icon. On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson and The Color Purple cast ended their show with a powerful cover of “Purple Rain,” and the cast of Hamilton had an impromptu dance party set toRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Twin Peaks have shared a brand new track from their upcoming album, Down in Heaven. The song, called “Holding Roses,” shows the Chicago garage rockers sunnier side. It may be a breakup song, but the bright melody strikes an interesting contrast. Down in Heaven drops on May 13. [SPIN]

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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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