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Sonic Roundup 6/28

Bon Iver continues to make headlines after the release of his latest Bon Iver, Bon Iver, whether it’s rave reviews or pointless namecalling. However you swing on the matter, there’s no denying the man’s got talent, and recently took to the studio for a piano-laden double cover of Bonnie Raitt‘s “I Can’t Make You LoveRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 6/22

If Radiohead‘s King of Limbs left you unsatisfied, the band has released a clip of themselves playing a new song. This one’s called “Staircase,” and was recorded with Portishead drummer Clive Deamer for producer Nigel Godrich‘s performance series “From the Basement.” Watch it below. KEXP listeners should be familiar with Wild Flag by now -Read more...

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Sonic Roundup 6/15

LCD Soundsystem recently picked up a Webby Award for “Artist of the Year,” presumably for the thrilling live stream of their three-hour farewell gig at Madison Square Garden. Watch (and chuckle at) James Murphy’s five-word acceptance speech below.

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Sonic Roundup 6/8

Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi is still going strong off the release of his solo debut Go, including the Record Store Day exclusive remix EP Go Out. Now, you can hear the Fuck Buttons remix for “Tornado,” right from Jónsi’s soundcloud. Jónsi - “Tornado (Fuck Buttons Remix)” Jamie xx, the mastermind behind the beats for UKRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 5/25

Late next month, Arcade Fire are rereleasing their Grammy-winning album, The Suburbs, which will also include the Spike Jonze-directed short film, Scenes from the Suburbs, two new songs, “Culture War” and “Speaking in Tongues,” which features Talking Heads’ David Byrne on backup vocals.

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Sonic Roundup 5/18

Minimal pop/dubstep sensation James Blake has been wowing listeners with his debut self-titled, and now there’s a new video to go along with the magic. A mix of both parts of his album standout “Lindisfarne” soundtracks this surrealist clip featuring a cult-like pact between friends. Or something like that. Check it out over at Pitchfork.tv.

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Sonic Roundup 5/11

Neo-soul’s Mayer Hawthorne is set to release a 6-song covers EP called Impressions, and now you can snag a sneak peek at one of the tracks, a take on Electric Light Orchestra‘s “Mr. Blue Sky.” Word has it this take was recorded live in one sitting in a tent in Belgium with his band, TheRead more...

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Sonic Soundup 5/4

Venerable Seattle rockers The Cave Singers, who are currently on tour with Fleet Foxes, have a brand new video for their track “Black Leaf” from their newest album, No Witch. Watch some little kids get down and dirty with a forest monster in this clip from director Sam Macon.

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Sonic Roundup 4/27

Indie rockers Telekinesis are touring in support of their most recent release, 12 Desperate Straight Lines. They took a break recently to stop by The AV Club and perform a cover of Belle & Sebastian‘s “Like Dylan in the Movies.” Watch:

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Sonic Roundup 4/21

Fleet Foxes have been pretty busy surrounding the imminent release of their anticipated sophomore album Helplessness Blues, but if you’re not too burnt out on related news, video has just been posted of a 17 year old Robin Pecknold covering Radiohead‘s “Let Down” with Aaron Mannino. Watch:

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