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Bonnaroo 2013: Sunday

In long distance running, there’s a term for a moment near the end of a race where a runner’s mental resolve breaks down: “The wall”. Sunday at Bonnaroo is that wall. If they were able to break through on Sunday morning, there were still plenty of things to see and do all day, but ifRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

So I had literally just walked from CHVRCHES set at Sasquatch and opened my computer to write about said set when I found out that they had just released “Guns” – an amazingly good track that basically runs pop-synth circles around most other pop that’s been released this summer. “Did you feel so clever?” MayberryRead 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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Monday Music News

Among our favorite Seattle punk trios is The Wimps – who recently signed to End of Time, the new label founded by Sarah Moody of Hardly Art – and they have a new track from their forthcoming Repeat entitled “Nap.” Now that we are in full blown winter weather turf – yeah, “All I wannaRead more…

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Friday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

“We bloody won the Mercury!!!” Alt-J announced on Facebook yesterday. The band’s debut album, An Awesome Wave, had won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, an award for the best UK album of the year. And they’re in good company, too: over the past twenty years, the prize has gone to classic albums like Portishead’s Dummy andRead more…

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City Arts Fest: David Byrne & St. Vincent @ 5th Avenue Theatre 10/17

Back in 1984, in an interview with himself, Talking Heads’ David Byrne stated that he would tour again “when there is something new to say to an audience.” While the songs themselves need not be new, the performance should be fresh and inventive, which in those days meant donning an oversized suit, serenading a floorRead more…

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Monday Music News

The xx released this new video for “Chained” off their most recent album Coexist. If the lyrics and male/female vocal layers don’t get you, the beauty of this video added to the music certainly will. Directed by the Young Replicant Team from The Creator’s Project, the video is as minimal but deeply affecting as the band’s sound. ToroRead more…

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Monday Music News

Ahead of the release of their forthcoming LP, Scottish quintet Frightened Rabbit are prepping to release an EP, entitled State Hospital, on September 25th through Canvasback/Atlantic. A week out from the official release, the band have put the whole thing up for streaming over at Soundcloud. The band will support the release with a handfulRead more…

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Out This Week 9/11

It’s a mind-blowing list of new releases on perhaps the biggest release date of the year, so let’s get started. You’re going to need all the time you can get to pick these up. First up, the long-awaited second album by The xx is potentially KEXP listeners’ album of the year. While it’s but oneRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

James Blake is prepping to follow up his 2011 debut, and he’s announced a tour that will showcase some of the new material. The tour will begin on December 11th in Brooklyn, but further dates, although promised, have yet to be revealed. Blake played FYF Fest this weekend with a full band, which may orRead more…

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