Brennan Carley

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    Courtney Barnett Announces Sophomore Album With Goofy 'Pedestrian At Best' Video

    Australian rock singer Courtney Barnett has just announced the March 24 release of her sophomore album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, alongside a colorful music video for the album's first track, "Pedestrian At Best." In the wacky visuals, she plays an inept clown who doesn't know how to keep people pleased (seriously, we haven't seen a clown this depressed since, well, this season of American Horror Story, probably). Check out the complete Sometimes I Sit track list and cover art below, and look for the full album (via Mom + Pop) in two months' time.Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit track list:1. "Elevator Operator"2. "Pedestrian At Best"3. "An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)"4. "Small Poppies"5. 'Depreston"6. "Aqua Profunda!"7. "Dead Fox"8. "Nobody Really Cares if You Don't Go to the Party"9.

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    Purity Ring's Megan James Swirls Through Space in 'Push Pull' Video

    Earlier this month, Purity Ring announced the impending release of another eternity, an album on which the Canadian duo collaborated in person for the first time. Now they've shared the video for "Push Pull," which features lead singer Megan James swirling around in a colorful wind tunnel with long strands of fabric whipping around her. The visuals are as ethereal and dreamy as the song itself. Stream it above and look for another eternity on March 3.

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    Taylor Swift Reportedly Trademarks 'This Sick Beat' and More '1989' Lyrics

    Beware, Etsy sellers trying to make cutesy usage of recent Taylor Swift lyrics: the 1989 singer has just trademarked a slew of phrases from her most recent full-length release, according to newly uncovered legal documentation. No longer will you be able to stamp paper products with "this sick beat"™ or the ever-classic and totally unique, never-before-been-said "Blank Space" lyrics, "Nice to meet you.

  • Børns

    Børns Reaches for the Heavens in Acoustic '10,000 Emerald Pools' Video

    Last week, Taylor Swift tweeted to let her followers know about Børns, a recent Artist to Watch honoree, alerting the masses to the treasure trove of talent that the Los Angeles transplant has to offer. In an exclusive performance of his new song, "10,000 Emerald Pools" — with only an acoustic guitar and a piano player at his side — Børns puts his lilting folk-pop vocals on full display as he plucks away and harmonizes with his partner. He does the track justice, breathing new, organic life into the previously electro-heavy Candy EP cut. Watch the performance above and look for Børns on his upcoming tour with MisterWives this spring.

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    Marina and the Diamonds Professes 'I'm a Ruin' on New 'Froot' Cut

    Marina and the Diamonds — born Marina Diamandis — has just released the fourth track from her upcoming Froot (April 3 via Neon Gold and Atlantic) and it's called "I'm a Ruin." Recorded, like the rest of the album, with a live band, "Ruin" mines Diamandis' emotional depths as the Welsh singer gorgeously trills and riffs while she ruminates about her life: "Been doing things I shouldn't do / Things I shouldn't do." Stream it below and get ready for Froot to ripen later this spring.

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    Kiesza Blends 'Hideaway' and 'Sound of a Woman' in Bombastic 'Ellen' Performance

    As part of Ellen Degeneres' birthday week celebration, Sound of a Woman singer Kiesza dropped by to perform a medely of her album's title track and its biggest single to date, "Hideaway." The '90s house-pop sound translated nicely to the host's stage, as did the blending of ballad — complete with unwavering, soulful vocals — and banger. Watch that performance above.The Canadian crooner also announced today that she'd spend much of this spring touring with Australia's electrifying Take Me When You Go singer Betty Who.

  • Punk Legends L7 Will Reunite for Festival Appearances This Summer

    Punk Legends L7 Will Reunite for Festival Appearances This Summer

    After nearly fifteen years of inactivity, '80s Los Angeles punk pioneers L7 have just announced their first reunion performances at festivals including Hellfest (June 20, 2015 in France) and Azkena Rock Festival (June 19, 2015 in Spain). A favorite of Nirvana and the Ramones ("I like their rebelliousness," Joey Ramone once said, adding, "It's about being liberated and calling the shots… I definitely see a lot of us in them… and we're proud of that"), the rock outfit will once again be helmed by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner. More dates will be announced soon.L7 will also be the focus of an upcoming documentary that's currently in its Kickstarter phase, titled L7: Pretend We're Dead.

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    Stream PC Music Member GFOTY's Hyperactive New 'Cake Mix'

    PC Music member GFOTY has just released an 11-minute-long "Cake Mix," which follows last week's high-pitched "Doing It" remix by A. G. Cook. In GFOTY's own words via a press release:Basically Cake Mix was created after I got with this really hot guy who had a GF - I mean, I thought he was hot at the time but in reality he looks like that really weird bloated face when your making a Mii character on your Wii - you know the one yeah? It's kinda just about me stealing people's boyfriends and being abnormally huge. This one guy on Twitter said he saw me out once and I was way smaller then he imagined and to 'never meet your heroes' or something like that and I mean like I'm 169cms (5’5”) and I wear high shoes all the time too so like HOW TALL DID HE WANT ME TO BE? So I guess - yeah it's kinda inspired by that guy on Twitter primarily.

  • ASTR

    ASTR Talk Uptempo 'Homecoming' EP and Meeting Drake for the First Time

    Zoe Silverman and Adam Pallin only met a couple of years ago, but their musical backgrounds stretch back further. The latter is a producer and keyboard player who comes from years of composing and songwriting experience, having spent time in the semi-successful retro-pop band, Little Jackie. The former, the group's constantly-in-motion frontwoman and singer, is the daughter of Tom Silverman, the legendary Tommy Boy Records founder who molded the legacies of artists including De La Soul.

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    Hear N.E.R.D.'s Two New 'Spongebob Movie' Songs

    Earlier this month, Pharrell premiered "Squeeze Me," the first N.E.R.D. contribution to the upcoming Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, with the promise that more music from the band was on its way. Today, two new N.E.R.D. tracks have hit the Internet, and they're significantly more straightforward in their subject matter. Fans of the animated show will recognize the titular "Patrick Star" and "Sandy Squirrel," of course, but fans of Pharrell and his bandmates — Chad Hugo and Shay Haley — will barely recognize the trio as they goof around on the animated movie's jangling, cutesy soundtrack.Stream both new tracks below and remain hopeful that this isn't the group's permanent new direction.

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