Author Archives: Jasmine Albertson

Thursday Music News

Fresh off a live performance on The Morning Show on KEXP, The National have released a video for the single “Dark Side of the Gym,” a track off their critically acclaimed new album Sleep Well Beast. The video is directed by Justin Peck, the resident choreographer at the New York City Ballet, who also starsRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Indie folk darling Angel Olsen kicked off her North American tour last night in Charlottesville and treated the audience to a surprise cover of beloved icon David Bowie’s “Five Years.” The song comes from 1972’s classic The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Olsen recently released a new collection ofRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Previous Mercury Prize-nominees Django Django have shared the second single from their forthcoming album Marble Skies. The track is called “In Your Beat” and comes with a pop-art inspired collage video directed by SKG (Sophie Koko-Gate) with art direction by Brodie Kaman. The band’s producer/drummer David Maclean said he was a big fan of Brodie’s graphicRead more…

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Monday Music News

The endlessly prolific Ty Segall has released a new track today called “The Main Pretender.” The song is the latest in a stream of songs including “Alta,” “Meaning,” “My Lady’s on Fire,” and a cover of the Squidbillies theme. Mikal Cronin is featured on the song, playing sax. All the new singles seem to beRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

A very cool piece of Northwest history has emerged today. Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has shared a recording of their very first show in Bellingham at a house venue called the Pacer House from November 22, 1997. Gibbard’s friend Trevor Adams had the foresight to record the gig on his dictaphone andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sigur Ròs guitarist and vocalist Jónsi has announced that he’ll be releasing a collection of unreleased solo electronic recordings called Frakkur: 2000-2004, which will be available on limited-edition vinyl at the Norður Og Niður festival. The fest is put on by Sigur Ròs, who are also headlining for four nights. Other artists scheduled to play the Icelandic festival include MyRead more…

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Monday Music News

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is releasing an album of covers at the beginning of next month called Tribute To 2. The album follows 2009’s George Harrison-focused cover album Tribute To, will also be reissued with extra bonus tracks on the same day as Tribute To 2. James previously shared his rendition of TheRead more…

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Friday Music News

St. Vincent has unveiled the video for MASSEDUCTION highlight track “Pills.” Following in the vein of her previous visuals for “New York” and “Los Ageless,” the video is a brightly colored, high fashion affair. Director Philippa Price focuses on a slew of model-appearing women making mannequin-like movements while popping pills. The song features Annie Clark’sRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Alt-J have shared an incredibly cinematic video for “Pleader,” off their latest album Relaxer, released back in June. Directed by Isaiah Seret, the exact plot is difficult to derive but according to the band: “When we set out to make a video for ‘Pleader,’ Joe sent the following one-line brief to director Isaiah Seret: ‘a Welsh mining loveRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

A brand new song from Björk has emerged called “Blissing Me,” along with a video premiered via Amazon Music UK. The song recounts the story of Björk and a fellow “music nerd” crush “sending each other MP3s, falling in love to a song,” according to the lyrics. It’s a beautiful change after 2015’s heartbreaking album Vulnicura, focused on the dissolution of her 13-yearRead more…

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