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Friday Music News

Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f, has become the first rapper to sign with Terrible Records (co-founded by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor). Le1f will release a new EP called Hey on his new label on March 11. “Boom” is the EP’s first single and there’s no surprise that Le1f slays it effortlessly. [Stereogum]

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Wednesday Music News

DJ Cheryl Waters was infamously speechless after UK trio London Grammar performed live in the KEXP studios (watch that session here). We can’t wait to hear what she thinks of the band’s latest video for the track “Hey Now,” filmed in stop-motion animation. Watch the breathtaking clip from their debut album, If You Wait, below.Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

Bob Casale, founding member and guitarist of Devo, has died at age 61 from “conditions that lead to heart failure.” In 1972, Bob and his brother Gerald created one of the most famous bands of the New Wave era. Gerald said, “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches withRead more...

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Monday Music News

Beck’s 12th full-length album, Morning Phase, won’t be out until February 25th, but you can stream it in its entirety online starting today. Already being touted as the “sequel to Sea Change,” see what you think of this introspective new release from this musical innovator. Also, mark your calendars: Beck has been slated as theRead more...

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Friday Music News

Despite his divorce, after 27 years of marriage, it seems Thurston Moore still sees the beauty in love. The Sonic Youth co-founder has released an artsy video for his Chelsea Light Moving track “Heavenmetal.” Get ready for “more Moore,” the guitar legend is set to drop his first solo album in June. [SPIN]

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Thursday Music News

This weekend is your chance to score a piece of punk rock history as X’s Exene Cervenka is throwing a yard sale, and you’re all invited! The sale begins today in Santa Ana, California and runs for the next four days. Everything from guitars, vintage clothing, movie posters, alligator bags, and more will be onRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

New York duo Phantogram are releasing their sophomore album, Voices, on February 18th via Republic Records, but you can listen to it now via NPR. NPR notes, “Voices is the sound of a band at ease and assured in its moment, as it seizes every scrap of momentum it’s created for itself.” [NPR]

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Tuesday Music News

Conor Oberst, of Bright Eyes fame, has announced that he will release a fresh solo album Upside Down Mountain, on May 20. This is the first new material from Oberts since his work with Bright Eyes back in 2011. Check out the album’s first single, a bright and captivating ditty, “Hundreds of Ways” below. [Stereogum]

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Monday Music News

Wrapping up a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Arctic Monkeys took the stage at Madison Square Garden Saturday night and performed their take on “All My Loving,” one of the three songs the Liverpool lads performed that historical night. Watch below: [Consequence of Sound]

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Friday Music News

Texas indie band Shearwater have been dabbling in the world of covers for a while now. They released an all covers collection called Fellow Travelers late last year, and it seems their letting this trend continue. The band’s newest cover is Nina Simone’s melancholy “Black is the Color.” [Stereogum]

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