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Thursday Music News

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night to play “Same Love” and also dish on various questions about their independent release of The Heist, the music biz, fame, and how hip-hop is evolving from its misogynistic and homophobic past. Colbert asks the poignant question “Old rap people say thingsRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Fresh off her tour with Radiolab, Thao Nguyen and The Get Down Stay Down are streaming their new album We The Common. Featuring a collaboration song with Joanna Newsom, “Kindness Be Conceived”, the album is catchy but surprising - Thao can easily move from sweetness to roaring in a jump and a skip. Stream theRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Everyone’s favorite noise making revolutionaries Animal Collective released the new track “Crimson” yesterday on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. In keeping with their sound, the song bubbles and burps and features some nice high singing by Avey Tare. The song will be featured as a b-side track on the single “Applesauce.” Animal Collective alsoRead more...

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Friday Music News

As Amanda Palmer found out and, now Animal Collective’s Deacon is discovering, crowd-sourced fundraising ain’t as easy as it seems. In late 2009, Deacon, aka Josh Dibb, visited Mali, met with supporters of the anti-slavery movement and was invited to perform the Festival in the Desert. Inspired to apply his creative energies toward supporting theRead more...

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Monday Music News

Following her arrest for hash possession last Thursday, Fiona Apple made her first statement on the arrest during a show in Houston the following night. Apple noted that while “most of [the people involved in her arrest] were very nice to me”, Apple claimed that four related persons partook in “inappropriate and probably illegal” behavior.Read more...

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Live Review: Animal Collective with Micachu & The Shapes @ Paramount 9/18

Animal Collective have long been known to dazzle and confuse audiences during their live performances, but nothing really could have prepared the crowd at Paramount for their Centipede Hz tour opener last Tuesday night. The stage was set in dazzling form, shaped with light up teeth above and surrounding, with a twirling collection of psychedelicRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We can sum up the somewhat short list of shows this week as follows: all killer, no filler. Starting at the Showbox at the Market on Monday night with Iration & The Expendables and Cisco Adler. Tuesday, Animal Collective and Micachu & The Shapes are at Paramount Theatre, Bob Mould plays Copper Blue and Silver Age at ShowboxRead more...

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Listen Now: Animal Collective live and acoustic on KEXP

Yesterday, we played a special live session with Animal Collective, recorded exclusively for KEXP at the Cutting Room Studios NYC. Today, you can hear it again... and again if you want! Featured in this session are the first and so far only recorded acoustic versions of songs from the new album, Centipede Hz -- “Pulleys”Read more...

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Album Review: Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Animal Collective don’t really like the spotlight. With 2009′s excellent Merriweather Post Pavilion, the group’s guitarist and writer Deakin took a hiatus and the band pursued a more sampler heavy work. The resulting album was surprisingly more accessible than anything Animal Collective had generated prior. Songs like “My Girls” and “Summertime Clothes” got heavy airtimeRead more...

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Out This Week 9/4

Labor Day week is bittersweet. It marks the end of Summer but also the oncoming onslaught of Fall releases, many anticipated and very likely be your favorites of the year. While the work week may be short, your shopping list of new albums is already growing by miles. Topping this week are new releases fromRead more...

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