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Four Tet Blends Prince, Joy Orbison, and Stanley Clarke in Time-Traveling Mix

Unlike rock bands, producers like Four Tet are freed from the tyranny of their past glories when they perform for a crowd. Even as we…
Chris Martins / May 9, 2013

Hear Justice and the Avalanches’ Music for Electronica ‘King Kong’

The King Kong musical about to scale Melbourne like the Empire State Building might have a soundtrack loaded with laudable names from electronic music, but it's…
Marc Hogan / May 9, 2013

Hear Rathborne’s Driving New Wave Jangler ‘Last Forgiven’

Luke Rathborne's tale reads like a classic rock origin story. His childhood was peopled in part by "freewheelin' types" who'd pass through his home in Northern…
Chris Martins / May 9, 2013

Stream Royal Forest’s Kaleidoscopic ‘Everyone Who Knows You’

Royal Forest are big on field recordings. The Austin foursome have made songs in a single-prop airplane above the Texas hill country, inside a World War…
Kyle McGovern / May 9, 2013

Preview Husker Dude Grant Hart’s ‘The Argument,’ an Album About the Fall of Man

Hüsker Dü co-founder Grant Hart will release a new solo album, The Argument, on July 22 via Domino Records. The double album will feature 20 songs…
Chris Martins / May 9, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Vampire Weekend, Small Black, Classixx, Wild Nothing, and More

Happy Thursday! We've rounded up 10 new, streaming records just for you: 1) Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City. "[The follow-up to 2010's Contra] includes the…
Kyle McGovern / May 9, 2013

Stream RP Boo’s ‘Legacy,’ a Frenetic Footwork Feast

RP Boo helped sow the seeds of Chicago's frenetic footwork music and dance movement all the way back in 1997. The man born Kavain Space…
Chris Martins / May 8, 2013

Watch Deftones’ Wild West-Inspired ‘Swerve City’ Video

When reviewing Deftones' seventh album, 2012's Koi No Yokan, SPIN's Theon Weber wrote that there's something welcoming in "the band's understanding of how little they need."
Kyle McGovern / May 8, 2013

Hear Queens of the Stone Age Debut ‘If I Had a Tail’ and ‘I Sat by the Ocean’ Live

It's a big week for Queens of the Stone Age reveals. First, that creepy robocall scheme and Adult Swim commercial resulted in the grisly "I…
Chris Martins / May 8, 2013

Hear Mikal Cronin Adorkably Cover the Proclaimers’ ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’

Mikal Cronin just dropped his outstanding sophomore album, MCII, and contributed a fuzzy standout to Adult Swim's Garage Swim compilation, but the San Francisco singer-songwriter grabbed…
Kyle McGovern / May 8, 2013

Ryan Hemsworth Blends R. Kelly, Backstreet Boys, Danny Brown on Summer-Ready Mix

Ryan Hemsworth has returned with another beastly banger of a mix. Composed in honor of New York City's Downtown Music Festival, taking place May 10…
Chris Martins / May 8, 2013

Indie Rock Super Friends Form Thriftstore Masterpiece, Cover Lee Hazelwood’s ‘Railroad’

Lee Hazlewood's 1963 cowboy-psych debut Trouble Is a Lonesome Town is set to get a star-studded remake courtesy of Thriftstore Masterpiece, a "revolving music collective devoted…
Chris Martins / May 8, 2013

Watch Smith Westerns’ Sunny, Romantic ‘Varsity’ Video

Smith Westerns issued "Varsity," the daydreamy lead single off the Chicago band's upcoming Soft Will LP, several weeks back, but now the trio have shared…
Kyle McGovern / May 8, 2013

DFA Records’ 12-Year History Retold in 12 Minutes by LCD Soundsystem, the Rapture, More

Too Old to New, Too New to Be Classic is a predictably perfect title for a new short film about DFA Records. The label that…
Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

Hear Evidence’s Regal New Single ‘Self Taught’

Evidence's new single "Self Taught" opens with a line from a 2005 Gang Starr B-side called "So Wassup?!": "I'm back to set it straight /…
Jordan Sargent / May 8, 2013

Gary Clark Jr. Hits the Road in Battle-of-the-Sexes ‘Numb’ Video

Gary Clark Jr.'s gritty blues rock is in a long tradition that has been so exhaustively commercialized that in others' hands it often can be…
Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

Hear Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Fierce ‘Retreat!’

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings spent two years touring after 2010's I Learned the Hard Way, but the first track from the soul-funk torch-bearers' upcoming fifth…
Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

Watch the National and a Cute Kid Rock a Cozy Room in ‘Sea of Love’ Video

"Joe, I'll always think of you as a kinder child who knew this was never gonna last," Matt Berninger sings in the National's "Sea of…
Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

Watch the Lonely Island’s Uproarious ‘Spring Break Anthem’

One of the beauties of hip-hop is that parody and references to other songs are already built into the form, but if you're looking for…
Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

See Kinski’s Claymation Freakout ‘Let Me Take You Through My Thought Process’

For their sixth LP, Cosy Moments, shred-happy Seattle psych-punks Kinski have tightened up their approach and put main man Chris Martin up front. "I was getting…
Chris Martins / May 8, 2013
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