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Thursday Music News

Elusive electronic duo Boards of Canada are set to release their first album, Tomorrow’s Harvest, in eight years on June 5th. After having to track down specific six digit codes throughout the internet and on a record store day vinyl release to reach the online video announcement of the LP, the band has gone withRead more…

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Thursday Music News

There is no end to the incessant, bizzarre, and wonderful sonic/visual spectacular that is The Flaming Lips. Last night on Jimmy Fallon the band played a version of Bowie’s “Heroes” wearing capes, hoods, and — in Wayne’s case — hardly anything at all, except for a loincloth and a full-stage rat’s nest of shimmering electricRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Cat Power played a new song, “Bully”, for BBC Radio 4 this morning for “Woman’s Hour” as well as some old favorites and answers questions about the inspiration behind many of the songs on Sun. Check out the interview and live performances here. [Pitchfork] The Knife‘s return to the live circuit has shaken up theirRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night to play “Same Love” and also dish on various questions about their independent release of The Heist, the music biz, fame, and how hip-hop is evolving from its misogynistic and homophobic past. Colbert asks the poignant question “Old rap people say thingsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Laura Marling has teamed up with directors Fred & Nick on a 20-minute long short film When Brave Bird Saved that features the four opening songs of her forthcoming LP Once I Was An Eagle. According to the directors the film is “directly inspired, informed, and narrated” by those first four songs. It’s a beautifulRead more…

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Noise for the Needy Tickets On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Noise For the Needy music festival taking place in Ballard on June 20th – 23rd. Get your tickets on the festival’s website, noisefortheneedy.org, and get ready to see great Seattle bands performing in favorite Ballard venues like the Tractor Tavern, the Sunset, and Conor Byrne. This yearRead more…

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Thursday Music News

With great sadness the music world learned today of songwriter Scott Miller‘s passing. The brilliance of his pop sensibility and songwriting were the hallmarks of his work with his power pop group Game Theory, which despite plenty of adoration from critics and loyal fans remained a cult favorite and never quite broke through to theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The National have shared Track 3 from the upcoming Trouble Will Find Me online. “Don’t Swallow the Cap” is the second song they’ve shared from the new LP, along with “Demons“, and it proves that loyal fans will be very happy with the new album. “Don’t Swallow the Cap” is much more in the veinRead more…

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Live Video: Suuns at SXSW

Suuns are riding high this year following the release of their second full-length Images Du Futur, and when they showed up to play at KEXP’s broadcast in Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop at SXSW the crowd got to see the band burn with confidence through a set of powerful, propulsive post-rock. Suuns always sound like theyRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Dan Deacon will release “Konono Ripoff No. 1″ as an exclusive run of 500 hand-numbered 7″ for Record Store Day on the 20th. Deacon has played the song live in recent months but this will be the first time it’s been released. The song is performed by two different pairs of drummers — the A-sideRead more…

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