Category Archives: Music News

Monday Music News

Time heals all wounds: NBC is lifting a 30-year ban on The Replacements, allowing them to play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 9th. The band got banished from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in 1987 after a particularly rambunctious performance on Saturday Night Live, which you can watch below: [Spin]

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Friday Music News

Shortly after their KEXP in-studio session on The Morning Show, Alt-J stopped off at the Late Show with David Letterman for a performance of their bluesy-track “Left Hand Free.” The UK group release their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, on September 22nd via Warner Music, and will be stopping by The Paramount Theatre inRead more...

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Thursday Music News

If you missed the SIFF screening of the Nick Cave semi-documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, you’ll be excited to know the film will see a nationwide release on September 19th. To commemorate the release, Cave shares a previously unreleased track from the Push the Sky Away sessions, including the track “Give Us a Kiss” whichRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Adorable Aussie Courtney Barnett stopped by The AV Club recently for a stab at their “Undercover” series, where bands cover songs from a predetermined list. Watch her and the Courtney Barnetts (yes, that’s her band’s name) tackle the ’90s anthem “Cannonball” by The Breeders. They’ll be back in the States soon, playing Friday, October 31stRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

UK label Transgressive Records celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and all month long, they’ll be sharing free downloads spanning their decade of musical awesomeness. Today, they share the Record Store Day track “Jupiter” by The Antlers, which was originally recorded for the compilation The Space Project. Listen below, and see if you can hearRead more...

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Monday Music News

Surprise! While you’re enjoying your Labor Day weekend, rock n’ roll rabblerouser Ryan Adams shared the full stream of his new self-titled 14th album -- his first in three years. The album hits the streets September 9th via PaxAm Records in conjunction with Columbia, but you can listen to it now at NPR Music. AdamsRead more...

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Cold War Kids have announced the October 27 release of their upcoming fifth studio album Hold My Home. This is the band’s album and was produced by Matt & Kim producer Lars Volta. They’ve also shared the album track “First,” which features all the elements of a great,Read more...

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Thursday Music News

James Mercer and Danger Mouse, a.k.a. Broken Bells, share a new video today for the track “Control,” featuring archival footage of space travel and alien encounters. No J Mascis cameo though. Check out the video below, and watch them perform more songs from the album After the Disco in the KEXP studios here. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis has cut his acting chops on IFC’s Portlandia, and he’s joined by the show’s co-creator Fred Armisen in his video for the track “Every Morning.” (Keep an eye out for a cameo from James Mercer of The Shins!) J will be LIVE on KEXP from NYC this Friday, August 29thRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Thanks to NPR, Interpol‘s entire album El Pintor is now available for streaming. This is the first release since Calos D. left and frontman Paul Banks took on his bassist duties. El Pintor will officially drop on September 9. Take a listen HERE. [Stereogum]

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