Category Archives: Music News

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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Monday Music News

If you attended their show at Neumos earlier this year, you may recall Real Estate covering The Nerves during their encore. The Jersey boys will be including a studio-recorded version of that track “Paper Doll” as the b-side to the “Had to Hear” limited edition 7″ single, out tomorrow from Domino Records. Stream the coverRead more...

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Friday Music News

Seattle’s own experimental hip hop outfit, Shabazz Palaces take on a dark, post-apocalyptic wasteland in their new “#Cake” video. There’s an intense game of chase going on while beautiful, yet terrifying, giants roam the city. Check it out below. [Pitchfork]

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Thursday Music News

Swedish sibling duo The Knife have announced they’ll be calling it quits after an abundantly creative 15 year career. Karin Dreijer told Dazed & Confused, “When we finish the tour now in November we will close down, it’s our last tour. We don’t have any obligations to continue, it should only and always be forRead more...

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