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My Morning Jacket – “Spring (Among The Living)”

My Morning Jacket have shared “Spring (Among The Living),” the second single from the band’s upcoming seventh studio album. Like lead single “Big Decisions” before it, the track is accompanied by a slow-motion visualizer that shows off some pretty striking images of the eponymous waterfall from the album title. (Which is apparently Yosemite’s Vernal Fall, […]

The Rolling Stones Announce North American Tour

The Rolling Stones have announced that they will embark on a 15-city North American Zip Code tour. The tour is scheduled to coincide with the re-release of their 1971 classic Sticky Fingers, which will be reissued on 5/26, and will contain “a generous selection” of unreleased Stones material. This is their first North American stadium […]

Watch Van Halen Make Their First US TV Performance With David Lee Roth On Jimmy Kimmel

David Lee Roth rejoined Van Halen, righting a longstanding historic injustice, in 2007. But somehow, Diamond Dave had not appeared on TV with his old band until last night, when they were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live. With the band performing on the show, Kimmel shut down Hollywood Boulevard and put a huge stage on […]

Watch Mac DeMarco Breeze Through “Let Her Go” On Conan

Mac DeMarco brought his goofy antics and trademark toothy grin to last night’s episode of Conan. He performed a high-energy rendition of his breezy Salad Days track “Let Her Go.” It also looks like the singer stumbled across a giant O’Brien head backstage, and was rightfully confused judging by the look on his face in […]

Daily Downloads (Field Mouse, A Forecastle Festival Compilation, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Field Mouse: Hold Still Life album [mp3] Interludio: Raiz album [mp3] Jon Bayley: Lonely Dove EP [mp3] Lindsey Luff: Long Gone EP [mp3]...

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Neo Boys - "Cheap Labor" Neo Boys - "Nothing to Fear" It was the twenty-first day of the blackout and George was sick of it. The grocery store where he worked had been closed during the first few days...

Wilco Cancel Indianapolis Show In Protest Of Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Last week, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed a disgusting piece of legislation into law that will allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people based on the grounds of “religious freedom.” (Well, the actual wording of the law is a little more complicated than that, but that’s what it will end up doing in effect.) In […]

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Jim Sullivan - "Plain As Your Eyes Can See". The question of this song is whether Sullivan is faking his rollickingness. Yes, the music has some melancholy, but mostly it bounces, rollicks, romps. This is a little odd: he's...

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro’s streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn’t stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay’s newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive content from many of […]

Downtown Boys – “Future Police”

Downtown Boys smacked us upside the head a few weeks ago when they released their enormous, cathartic single “Monstro” off of their forthcoming LP Full Communism. They’re a young band making the kind of informed, politically-charged punk that’s definitely not missing in contemporary music, but lacks a strong platform upon which to spout ideas from. […]

De La Soul Launches Kickstarter For LP Featuring Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon

Hip-hop’s royal trio De La Soul have announced that their eighth studio album will be funded through a Kickstarter campaign. The group is raising $110,000 for their first full-length since 2004’s The Grind Date. Once the project is funded, they’ll head into the studio next month with guest artists such as David Byrne, 2 Chainz, […]

Downies – “Widow”

Brooklyn’s Downies is an underground supergroup of sorts. The band’s members play in an array of projects, including Porches and LVL Up, and are by-and-large affiliated with the local SUNY Purchase alumni scene that revolves around the very DIY venue David Blaine’s The Steakhouse. By very I mean that DBTS is an apartment, an apartment […]

The Haxan Cloak Says Jay Z’s Tidal Promo Ripped Him Off

Last night Jay Z began the rollout for his new streaming service, Tidal, but the campaign seems to have already hit a snag. Tri Angle Records artist the Haxan Cloak, a collaborator on Björk’s Vulnicura, has been tweeting about how the sparse, beat-driven soundtrack to the video promo for the service bears resemblance to his […]

Book Notes - Dale Herd "Empty Pockets"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Deputy Says He Produced “90-95%” Of “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna unveiled her dark, swaggering new single “Bitch Better Have My Money” last week, and it’s already inspired plenty of discussion. But the person who might have the most interesting insight into the track — aside from Rihanna herself — is fast-rising producer Deputy, who spoke with Fader about the story behind the track. Officially, […]

Stream American Wrestlers American Wrestlers

American Wrestlers is the latest project from Gary McClure, a musician who also played in Working For A Nuclear Free City for a number of years, and released his own album Wreaths. But his lo-fi, home recorded debut American Wrestlers easily eclipsed his past work and earned our Band To Watch distinction. Previously shrouded in […]

Sasquatch! Adds Sleater-Kinney, Angel Olsen & More

Washington’s Sasquatch! Music Festival just announced a list of late additions to the 2015 lineup. Sleater-Kinney, Madeon, AlunaGeorge, Angel Olsen, Kaytranada, Goldlink, Hanni El Khatib, Mother Mother, Said The Whale, THEESatisfaction,...Show More Summary

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