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Friday Music News

Two years removed from 2010’s only best concept album relating the Civil War to pained life in the suburbs, New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus have announced details of their third album, the relatively less amibitious Local Business. Due on October 23rd through XL Recordings, the ten-track LP will likely be 2012’s only album to featureRead more…

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Out This Week 7/31

It’s a relatively quiet week for new releases, but there are two albums with KEXP ties that are making splashes this week. The first of these two is O’ Be Joyful, the second album from Charleston, SC, duo Shovels and Rope. First collaborating in 2010 on the murder ballad album Shovels and Rope, the album’sRead more…

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Monday Music News

Via his Twitter account, Girls singer/guitarist Christopher Owens announced this morning that he was leaving the band he co-founded in 2007 due to personal reasons. He stated that his departure “may come as a surprise to many” and that “my decision was not easy to make. I need to do this in order to progress.”Read more…

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Monday Music News

Indie rock/hip-hop duo Matt and Kim locked themselves in their home studio this past winter to watch an excessive amount of Game of Thrones / Downton Abbey.  Oh, and of course, to work on their upcoming fall release, Lightning, which, today, has just seen its first single, “Let’s Go,” released today on both Soundcloud and iTunes.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been mostly quiet since the legendary alternative rock pioneers disbanded last year, but he’s broken that silence in a loud way this morning. “10 Million BC”, the first taste of his forthcoming solo album, was premiered this morning, and it sounds like nothing Buck has ever done, R.E.M. orRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Seattle electronic band Beat Connection has debuted the first single from their upcoming full length release Palace Garden. “Palace Garden, 4am” sees the band going in a wonderful new direction, complete with vibrant live drums and Tom Eddy’s gorgeous vocals. Palace Garden will be out June 19 on Moshi Moshi/Tenderage Records. See them at Sasquatch!Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is releasing a solo EP under the name Baio. The Sunburn EP will be an electronically-driven project with Vampire Weekend’s usual prep/tropical vibe seen throughout. The EP comes out on May 21st. Listen to the lead track “Tanto” below, featuring Matias Aguayo: Despite Damon Albarn’s recent claims that the bandRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has partnered with Minneapolis-based rap artist Astronautilis. What began as a casual artistic endeavor resulted in a weekend-long recording session, and ultimately, enough material for an album. No word on the album’s title or release date, but it will be released by Vernon’s own label, Chigliak Records. Hip-hop soul benefactor Abel Tesfaye of bandRead more…

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Monday Music News

The Dirty Projectors — sans vocalist Angel Deradoorian (pictured above), who is on hiatus — have just announced a huge summer tour with openers Wye Oak and Purity Ring to follow suit.  A full track list, as well as tour dates and presale information, can be found here. Feist and Mastodon’s upcoming collaborative effort, Feistodon,Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

A new video popped up today from Santigold. The video is for her new single “Disparate Youth”, which debuts today on iTunes. The song comes from her much anticipated new LP, Master Of My Make-Believe. Watch the video above. The Shins have created a video for their newest single “Simple Song.” Oddly enough, instead ofRead more…

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