Tag Archives: M.I.A.

Monday Music News

You know you’re anxious to hear new music from The Shins when you’re straining to catch snippets of a song in a Zach Braff film trailer, but that’s exactly what we’re doing today. A title and release date for the song hasn’t been shared yet, but the film is titled Wish I Was Here, andRead more...

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley After breaking the news of David Letterman’s retirement on Twitter, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills brought his old bandmate Peter Buck on stage to accompany Joseph Arthur in a cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” Letterman won’t be going anywhere ‘til 2015, but we’re missingRead more...

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Friday Music News

The Flaming Lips are offering some pretty amazing material in honor of this month’s Record Store Day Back To Black Friday. One album is a complete cover of Stone Roses‘ debut album that features contributions from Foxygen, Poliça, Spaceface, Peaking Lights, Stardeath, and several others. The other is a collaborative EP between the Lips andRead more...

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Album Review: M.I.A. - Matangi

Finally. This week, that’s probably the only thought that comes to mind as M.I.A. sees her fourth LP hit shelves. It’s just shy of three years since we first heard a sample of “Bad Girls” on Maya’s new year’s eve Vicki Leekx mixtape. Now, the song has been an international hit for over a yearRead more...

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Monday Music News

James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse are returning as Broken Bells and have released “Holding On For Life” today. The album is appropriately named for the vibes of the song - After The Disco we rest our bones despite not being able to stop hearing those distant dance floor beats in our heads.Read more...

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Friday Music News

Today you can stream M.I.A.‘s entire new album Matangi a few days before its official release. This album has faced a long road, but it’s obvious that M.I.A. did not compromise her creativity. Take a listen to the exuberant track “Come Walk With Me” below, and stream the entire album on her YouTube page. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Chromeo, the duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg, have debuted the first song off their upcoming ablum, White Women. They’ve described the album as being “Better, Funkier, Poppier, Catchier, Happier” and the track “Sexy Socialite” is all that with a little something extra. The single will be available for download on October 29. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

Yeasayer submerged themselves into the mysterious world of science for their “Glass of the Microscope” video. It may seem like a very literal approach, but the colorful cells, natural history specimens, and random interpretive dancers take it to the next level. The band’s commitment to authenticity is also very commendable. They filmed the video atRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Shearwater have a new album coming out 11/26 on Sub Pop Records titled Fellow Travelers, a collection of covers of their former tourmates. This past summer, we captured frontman Jonathan Meiburg backstage at the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee, working through his version of the Baptist Generals’ FCC-unfriendly track “Fucked Up Life.” Download the album versionRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Sleigh Bells delivered the first single and title track from their upcoming ablum, Bitter Rivals in the form of a kick ass (literally) video. The song is like the best trash talking session mixed with fierce backing beats. The Brooklyn duo will being touring this fall and they will hit Showbox at The Market onRead more...

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