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Friday Music News

Chaz Bundick, who now goes by Chaz Bear, has announced a new Toro Y Moi album, Boo Boo, and shared a video for its first single, “Girl Like You.” Boo Boo will be released July 7th via Carpark. In a lengthy statement about the album, Bear describes falling into a crisis of identity because ofRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Sam Beam’s project Iron & Wine is back with a new album, a new single with video, and some tour dates. The single is called “Call It Dreaming” and the video was directed by J. Austin Wilson. The video features Beam and his friends performing in a magical pickup truck that moved by itself withoutRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

PJ Harvey has released a new single with Eyptian artist Ramy Essam called “The Camp,” along with a video that includes images by photojournalist Giles Duley of displaced children in Lebanon. They hope the song and video will raise awareness and much needed support towards the health and educational well-being of displaced children in theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s an understatement to say that Björk doesn’t follow the rules. Nearly two and half years after the release of Vulnicura, she’s continuing to release videos for songs off the album. Not only that, but they’re videos for songs that she’s already released videos for! (When you’re one of the most recognizable names in music, youRead more…

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Monday Music News

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister have teamed up for a collaborative album called Planetarium and Stevens has directed a new music video for the song “Venus” off the album. Stevens shared the stop-motion cut-out video to his Tumblr with the note, “Peace to you! Stay body positive! Keep it moving. Keep it real.”Read more…

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Friday Music News

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since OK Computer was released?! In honor of that special anniversary, Radiohead are releasing a special deluxe reissue called OKNOTOK. The album will feature three previously unreleased songs, along with the record’s original 12 tracks and eight B-sides. One of those new tracks was revealed yesterday to be called “I Promise” andRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: VanFest 8/19

Yesterday VanFest announced the lineup for their 7th iteration this summer, August 19th. If you’ve never heard of the scrappy DIY fest with the heart of gold then you’d be forgiven since the fest takes place deep in the woods of Maple Valley but you should start paying attention because this tiny festival has becomeRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The War on Drugs released a new song today and also announced their follow-up record to 2014’s critically-acclaimed Lost in the Dream. The song is called “Holding On” and feels like it could have easily fit on that last LP, with Adam Granduciel sounding Springsteen-esque without sounding derivative and gives hope that this new album won’t disappoint. TheRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

In typical Arcade Fire fashion, the band has been teasing and hinting about their new album, Infinite Content, lately without flat out telling us what’s up. It now appears the first single is “Everything Now” and some lucky fans have been able to get their hands on a 12″ of the track at the band’sRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Over the weekend we got the unfortunate news that Greg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band died at 69. A number of artists have been paying their respects via covers of Allman Brothers Band tracks and Scottish band the Afghan Whigs did just that on Sunday night at a show in Dublin, with the trackRead more…

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