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See the Smashing Pumpkins Dismantle ‘The Aeroplane Flies High’ Live in 1997

Earlier this week, the Smashing Pumpkins reissued their already-massive 1996 box set The Aeroplane Flies High in four separate remastered editions: A six-CD and single-DVD…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

Ski Lodge Deliver Horrific Kisses in Charmingly Bizarre ‘Boy’ Video

Ski Lodge's video for "Just to Be Like You" started off quaintly enough: The clip, dropped back in April, opened with a young couple going away…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

Watch Alpha Consumer’s Devo-licious ‘The Eat’ Video

Minneapolis band Alpha Consumer's "The Eat" is a nervy, sardonic ode to consumption that brings to mind the '50s Disney cartoon starring Goofy, "Tomorrow We…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

Hear Grimes Associate Born Gold’s Hypercolor ‘Hunger’

Born Gold is Cecil Frena, a Canadian electronic artist with ties to Grimes and Purity Ring. On October 8, he'll release I Am An Exit,…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

Hear Pop. 1280’s Lecherous Soul-Crusher ‘Human Probe’

Last month, Pop. 1280 announced their impending second album, Imps of Perversion, by dropping "Lights Out," a teeth-gnashing, crud-punk clanger. Now, the New York "pigfuck"
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

Volcano Choir Light Up Some Trees in Mellow ‘Byegone’ Video

If three's a trend, then 2013 may be the year indie dudes started speaking for the trees. On New Year's Day, Toro Y Moi's Chaz…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

Girls Against Boys’ Bass-Powered Punk Proves ’60 Is Greater Than 15′

As much as we're loathe to cite a Wikipedia page, it's quite telling that Girls Against Boys' sidebar stats include a heading for notable instruments,…
Chris Martins / July 25, 2013

See Ashley Eriksson Serenade Senior Citizens in Live ‘Sunset’ Video

LAKE lead singer Ashley Eriksson just released her latest solo album, Colours, on K Records. To promote the fresh chamber-pop collection, the Washington-based singer-songwriter has…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

Watch White Hills’ Disturbing, Hallucinatory ‘In Your Room’ Video

Earlier this month, White Hills shared "In Your Room," a punishing hunk of space-rock that features prominently on the New York trio's upcoming seventh album, So You…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

Cults Announce New Album ‘Static’ With ‘Poltergeist’-Like Preview

Cults are making a comeback this fall. The New York indie-pop duo, composed of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, will release their sophomore album, Static, on October…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

The Pixies Release Alternate, Redundant ‘Bagboy’ Video

The Pixies built a towering alt-rock reputation through their influence exceeding their popular recognition, but as the Boston-born band previews new material ahead of a…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

Watch Franz Ferdinand’s Lynchian Burlesque ‘Love Illumination’ Video

Franz Ferdinand are missing no promo opportunities as the dapper Scots prep for their upcoming fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (due out August 27…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

Hear Mirror Travel’s Fuzz-Infused Charmer ‘Mexico’

Mirror Travel are an Austin, Texas, trio who were once known as Follow That Bird. After some notable successes — having supported Bill Callahan on…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

See David Heartbreak’s ‘Acid Youths’ Go Up Against a SWAT Team

David Heartbreak's production is a perfectly muddled swirl of pitch-warped dancehall, mellow moombahton groove, and sparingly used dubstep. The Brooklyn-bred beatsmith's elastic amalgam also happens…
Chris Martins / July 25, 2013

Bill Clinton’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Lip Dub Arrives on Monica Lewinsky’s Birthday

Another day, another reinterpretation of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Following the joke cover by Vampire Weekend, a mashup with the Growing Pains theme, and a non-porn…
Dan Reilly / July 24, 2013

Willis Earl Beal Boasts of Long ‘Pitchfork Prong’ on Sexy, Spooky ‘Too Dry Too Cry’

Willis Earl Beal returns on September 10 with his shadowy sophomore album, Nobody knows., on the way via XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity. The Chicago…
Kyle McGovern / July 24, 2013

See FIDLAR as Sober Little Kids and Stream New Version of ‘Awkward’

FIDLAR made us blush recently with their ultra-NSFW "Cocaine" video starring Nick Offerman, and now the Los Angeles party punks have dropped a brand new single,…
Kyle McGovern / July 24, 2013

Hyetal Takes a Trippy Cartoon Ride in Surreal ‘Jam the Network’ Video

When speaking to SPIN last month, U.K. producer Hyetal (a.k.a. David Corney) admitted, "At a very basic level, so much of my life is based around…
Kyle McGovern / July 24, 2013

Hear Shadowrunners’ Galloping Video Game Banger ‘Flip Phone’

Rapper and bleater Himself the Majestic and noisy producer Froskees (check out this all-bass blow-out remix of Cassie's "Me & U") are Shadowrunners. If you're…
Brandon Soderberg / July 24, 2013

Hear Tokyo-Based Oh, Yoko’s Mesmerizing, Homespun ‘Grand Prix’

Rie Mitsutake previously recorded austere but vivid homemade pop as Miko, including 2010's excellent Chandelier on Australian boutique label Room40/Someone Good. More recently, the Toyko-based artist…
Marc Hogan / July 24, 2013
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