Category Archives: Music News

Monday Music News

The legacy of Kurt Cobain was clearly on a lot of people’s minds this weekend on the 20th anniversary of his death. At Saturday night’s show at The Riviera in Chicago, St. Vincent paid her own tribute with a cover of Nirvana‘s “Lithium” -- watch below. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley After breaking the news of David Letterman’s retirement on Twitter, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills brought his old bandmate Peter Buck on stage to accompany Joseph Arthur in a cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” Letterman won’t be going anywhere ‘til 2015, but we’re missingRead more...

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Thursday Music News

This upcoming Record Store Day, April 19th, Jack White will be recording, pressing and releasing the limited edition version of his next single, a live rendition of the title track from his upcoming LP Lazaretto. The entire process will take place at Third Man Records, White’s own independent record label, and will only span overRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

A documentary about beloved singer/songwriter Elliott Smith is scheduled to make its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 5th. Director Nickolas Rossi describes the film as “an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.” Titled Heaven Adores You, the film features unreleased songs and rare footage,Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

The Flaming Lips pulled off a hilarious April Fool’s joke when they released Flaming Side of the Moon as “a companion piece to Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon.” Now the album does really exist, but it turns out that it was all part of a big stunt by the band and Funny orRead more...

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Monday Music News

KEXP faves First Aid Kit have announced the follow-up to their beloved release, 2012′s The Lion’s Roar. The Swedish folk sisters will release the full-length Stay Gold on June 10th via Columbia Records, produced by Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis. Sample the single “My Silver Lining” below. The girls are playing Saturday, May 24th atRead more...

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Friday Music News

Brooklyn indie rockers The Antlers haven’t released a full length album since 2011′s Burst Apart, but that may be changing soon. They’ve shared a video that features the band playing around with several different instruments while a magical instrumental track pulls it all together. As if the video weren’t enough of a tease, the lastRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Atlanta garage rockers Black Lips have shared the video for the song “Nightmare Field,” a bonus track from their new album, Underneath The Rainbow, out now on VICE Records. Hear an exclusive live session from the ‘Lips this Saturday, March 29th at 3:00 PM PT on KEXP, and catch them tomorrow night at Neumos. [Stereogum]

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Wednesday Music News

All hail garage rockers King Khan & the Shrines, who have shared the video for the track “Born to Die” with us today. They’ll be hitting the road this spring in support of their Merge Records release Idle No More, including a June 25th stop at Neumos. [Under the Radar]

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Tuesday Music News

Philideplia indie rockers The War on Drugs have been touring to support their recently released album, Last in the Dream. During their shows, the band has been covering John Lennon‘s song “Mind Games.” Now you can listen to a recording of the cover from a March 20th show in New York City, below. [Pitchfork]

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