Author Archives: Janice Headley

Friday Music News

Not only is he a talented musician, Ty Segall is quite an accomplished visual artist (see one of his paintings below). And later this month, he’ll debut his first-ever solo exhibition in Chicago, titled Assterpiece Theater. A press release reads, “These aren’t multi-media pieces; they are paintings, and Ty’s belief in the promise of theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Earlier this year, lovable rocker Mac DeMarco announced a new album on the way titled This Old Dog. So, it only makes sense for him to perform the title track from a dog grooming parlor. “Though I may not be speaking about a real dog, this is what my press will probably look like forRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

For International Womens Day, Swedish siblings First Aid Kit have shared a new song. Stream the single “You Are the Problem Here” below. Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg explain they wrote the track, “after reading about yet another rape case where the perpetrator was handed a sentence which did not at all reflect the severityRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

UK trio The xx are heading out on tour soon (including a Monday, April 24th stop at CenturyLink Field), but before they go, they’ve shared a video for the track “Say Something Loving.” Director Alasdair McLellan captures young Londoners caught in lazers and love. On Facebook, the band state, “We wanted to celebrate our hometownRead more…

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In Stores Now 3/6

They say great art can come from sadness, and that seems to be true for the new album from Grandaddy. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “the fifth album (and first in 11 years) from this reunited Modesto, CA-bred band led by Jason Lytle is an impressive return to form featuring consistently strong songs ofRead more…

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Monday Music News

Following Friday’s tease, alt-J have shared the single “3WW” in its entirety. Listen below. And looks like you really can’t hide on the internet: the rumored album title that fans tracked down via a Japanese iTunes listing is mostly correct. The album is titled Relaxer and is scheduled for a June 2nd release via Canvasback.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Now in its third season, the Amazon.com original series The Man in the High Castle has an excellent soundtrack thanks to Danger Mouse and producer Sam Cohen. This spring, those songs are being collected for Resistance Radio, a compilation featuring tracks from Angel Olsen, Beck, the Shins, MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden, Karen O, Kevin Morby, Grandaddy,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Late last year, Nine Inch Nails surprised fans with an EP of new songs titled Not the Actual Events. Digital copies were already emailed to customers, but now the physical versions are starting to make the rounds, and it’s a mess. Literally. A warning label is affixed to the package reading “actions have consequences” andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Influential icon Thurston Moore shares a new track today: stream the stand-alone single “Cease Fire” below. The former Sonic Youth frontman explains the inspiration for the track, “Guns are designed to kill and we, as non-violent human beings, are against the killing of any person or animal. The song is also about the power ofRead more…

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In Stores Now 2/27

It may be the shortest month, but February has had no shortage of great new releases. Highlights this week include the latest from Dirty Projectors. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “the eighth album from the now LA-based solo project of band leader David Longstreth is a powerful set of avant electro-pop inflected with R&BRead more…

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