Category Archives: Music News

Thursday Music News

Stephin Merritt likes to keep it clever with his long-running project The Magnetic Fields. From 1999’s 3-CD set 69 Love Songs, to his recent A-Z tour (performing a song starting with each letter of the alphabet), and now a five CD set titled 50 Song Memoir scheduled for a March 3rd release on Nonesuch. MerrittRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

First, A Tribe Called Quest released a new album after 18 years. And, now, Scottish siblings The Jesus and Mary Chain are one-upping them, so to speak, with their first LP in 19 years, out in March 2017. The news was announced by Creation Records founder and longtime manager Alan McGee, who excitedly wrote onRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s been, like, eleven months — we’re overdue for a new Ty Segall album! All kidding aside, the prolific artist has announced a new self-titled LP coming out January 27th via Drag City. Check out the first single, “Orange Color Queen,” below. The track is quite a departure from January’s Emotional Mugger — no rubberRead more…

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Monday Music News

The bad news continues to roll through the music world: singer/songwriter Leon Russell died in his sleep yesterday morning in Nashville. No cause of death has been cited for the 74-year-old musician, but NBC News reports a number of prior health conditions, including surgery to stop leaking brain fluid in 2010, and suffering a heartRead more…

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Friday Music News

As we mentioned last month, The Flaming Lips are set to release a new album, Oczy Mlody, on January 13th via Warner Bros. Records. Today, we’ve got a new song and video to share for the single “How??” — watch below. The video features frontman Wayne Coyne riding a motorcycle covered in stuffed animals, dealingRead more…

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R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

2016 continues to take so much away from us. Today, the world mourns the death of a ladies’ man, Leonard Cohen, at age 82. His Facebook page reports: It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s been four years since Coexist, but London trio The xx re-emerge with a new song today, and lots of good news. Stream the single “On Hold” below, which features a pretty sweet sample of the 1981 Hall & Oates hit “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).” It’s just a taste of theirRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, as she closed out a show at at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, Australian artist Courtney Barnett covered the track “Drunk on Election Night” by fellow Aussie Dan Kelly & the Alpha Males. (You can find the original version on his 2006 album Drowning in the Fountain of Youth.) The song has the chorus “OhhRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Renowned director Lance Bangs helms a video from Americana veterans Drive-By Truckers. Watch the clip for “Surrender Under Protest” below, a track from their most recent release, American Band, out now on ATO Records. A press release describes the video as “a gritty portrait of today’s America within the Black Lives Matter movement, done inRead more…

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Monday Music News

When the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree, hit stores earlier this fall, it was accompanied by the release of the documentary, One More Time With Feeling, a gorgeous, if heart-wrenching, feature-length film on the making of the album. The film returns to theaters on December 1st (including an encoreRead more…

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