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Wednesday Music News

Check out the full recent live performance of Spiritualized on Letterman - the band plays a heavy version of the track “Hey Jane” from upcoming album Sweet Heart Sweet Light. Notice that two things haven’t and will likely never change: Jason Pierce is wearing sunglasses, and David Letterman seems grumpy about something. Video here: In moreRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Watch Ernest Green née Washed Out perform an intimate yet technologically savvy performance in a new Black Cab Sessions video over at Pitchfork. Green performs the song “New Theory” from his 2009 EP Life of Leisure in the solitude of a car interior rolling through Athens. Georgia, using only his given voice and an iPad. Catch WashedRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

In March of 2010, Animal Collective performed a live music installation at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, with visuals provided by Danny Perez (also of past collaboration for visual feast Oddsac). In honor of this year’s Record Store Day, music from the exhibit, titled Transverse Temporal Gyrus, is now streaming. Check it out over atRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Following the recent release of fourth studio album Port of Morrow, venerable indie artists The Shins revealed a new video for track “The Rifle’s Spiral.” Directed by Jamie Caliri, the stop-motion animated video evokes elements of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey, with enjoyably macabre results. Watch it via Nowness. For more material from James MercerRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has partnered with Minneapolis-based rap artist Astronautilis. What began as a casual artistic endeavor resulted in a weekend-long recording session, and ultimately, enough material for an album. No word on the album’s title or release date, but it will be released by Vernon’s own label, Chigliak Records. Hip-hop soul benefactor Abel Tesfaye of bandRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Baltimore fuzz junkies Lower Dens have dropped a second track from their anticipated album, Nootropics, which will be released April 30th in North America. The track, titled “Propagation” undulates, well propagates, forward with characteristic  rhythm. Listen and download it over at Stereogum. In a swift turn of events, the A$AP Rocky/Lana Del Rey collaboration was removedRead more...

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Preview: The Rainy Dawg Birthday Festival

At KEXP, this month’s community partnership initiative non-profit of the Month is Rainy Dawg Radio, the University of Washington’s college radio station - which coincidentally and happily is also celebrating its 9th birthday. To properly toast this event, the entirely student-run station is throwing a three-night minifest with an impressive, genre-spanning lineup. Beginning the night ofRead more...

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