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    M.I.A. Returns With Rubbery, Romantic 'Can See Can Do'

    On Twitter this morning, M.I.A. returned from her post-Matangi slumber with news of a new track called "All My People," but she eventually decided that she'd rather release another track called "Can See Can Do," which hit Soundcloud shortly thereafter. As she dropped the brittle synth-banger, she told her "hardcore fans" to "hang in there, summer is coming," and the track is nothing if not a reminder of the warmer months to come. It's a surprisingly heartwarming single from the pop provocateur, featuring lyrics about looking to the past to build a better future. But this being Maya, she of course manages to get in a few bars about drones in the midst of the whole thing. And if you're not cool with that, well, she has a message for you on the song's Soundcloud description."NO MY BEATS ARE NOT BETTER WITHOUT MY POLITICX," she writes. Listen to the song in full below.

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    Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Mastodon, More To Appear On 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape

    Before the most recent season of Game of Thrones, HBO put together a compilation of rap tracks themed after the show called Catch the Throne. Now that the fifth season is ready to premiere next month, they've returned with the second iteration of that 'Ye and Jay-referencing comp Catch the Throne: Vol. 2. This time around, the tracklist is a little more diverse, with a handful of requisite rap bangers courtesy Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Kap G and Method Man, but also some metal courtesy Anthrax and Mastodon, and some R&B courtesy now-experienced soundtrack man Ty Dolla $ign.

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    Review: Björk's MoMA Retrospective Digs Deep, Despite Technological Glitches

    If any late-20th-century pop star was going to land her work in a hallowed institution of contemporary art, it was always going to be Björk. That came down the pipeline last year, when New York's Museum of Modern Art adopted Biophilia as the first mobile app in its collection. But shortly thereafter, MoMA announced that the boundary-pushing Icelandic artist would be doing something a little out of character in 2015: looking back.Yes, after several decades of moody, alienating, and auteurist art-pop, collaborations with controversial arthouse directors and famous fashion houses, and fascinatingly futuristic live productions, Björk has endeavored upon the curious enterprise of condensing her career to fit within the confines of a small museum exhibit.

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    Faith No More Unleash Scummy Single 'Superhero'

    Faith No More's long-awaited reunion album Sol Invictus is set for a release on singer Mike Patton's Ipecac Records on May 19, but before that they'll return with another seven-inch teaser this month. Today, Ipecac has shared the A-side of that single, "Superhero," on their Youtube page. It's a strikingly scummy track, featuring the gritty slog of a distorted bassline and Patton's prodigious vocal range on full display as the band runs through its typically dramatic twists and turns. The track debuted, appropriately, on Marvel's website where Bill Gould says that the "pounding drums" and "throbbing pulse" of the instrumental lent the track it's world-saving atmosphere and title. You can listen below. 

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    Alabama Shakes 'Don't Wanna Fight' On Their 'SNL' Return

    Lorne Michaels and the rest of the Saturday Night Live crew took a well deserved break last week after their big 40th anniversary shindig, but they were back in full force with an episode hosted by 50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson and featuring return musical guests Alabama Shakes. The roots-rockers have a new album called Sound & Color out in April and they performed a couple of ripping numbers from that LP Saturday night. You can catch "Don't Wanna Fight" up above and "Gimme All Your Love" down below, one of which features Johnson sporting an Unknown Pleasures t-shirt. The episode also spoofed Kanye's recent apology to Beck and Bruno Mars, by having Jay Pharaoh rap an apology during Weekend Update. That's below as well.

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    Kanye West Titles Upcoming Album 'So Help Me God'

    Kanye West said in an interview about a week ago that when his nearly completed will come out when you're least expecting it. Fitting then, that the Yeezus architect took to Twitter in the middle of the night to finally announce its title So Help Me God. Soon after midnight last night he tweeted the title alongside, as Consequence of Sound uncovered, a symbol for the Virgin Mary from the middle ages. You can check it out below.No word on what that means yet, but if you want a hint about what this new record is going to sound like, check out any number of the man's recent live TV performances of "All Day," "Wolves," and "Only One." You can actually catch a new performance of that latter song down below.

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    Björk's New Album Isn't On Spotify Because of "Respect For The Craft"

    The way that Björk handled the exceedingly early leak of her most recent LP Vulnicura, by rushing it out on iTunes, suggests that the singer/producer is at least somewhat comfortable with the way today's digital music economy works. But still, you may have noticed that the record hasn't yet appeared on Spotify or other streaming services, and based on comments in an interview with Fast Company, it seems it won't be showing up in those usual places anytime soon either.After suggesting that her and her team were "making [the album release up as it goes" along, she said that she's hesitant to engage with these services because "it just doesn't feel right.""I don’t know why, but it just seems insane,'" She continued. "To work on something for two or three years and then just, 'Oh, here it is for free.' It's not about the money; it’s about respect, you know?

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    Pussy Riot Debut 'Dont Cry Genocide' On the New Season of 'House of Cards'

    When Pussy Riot shared their Eric Garner tribute earlier this month, they also offered the news that they had been working on songs with JD Samson from Le Tigre. Now, thanks to the new season of House of Cards that debuted on Friday, you can hear one of those tracks now. As previously rumored, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina guest star on an episode that deals in part with relations between the United States and Russia, and in addition to their acting appearance they contributed a new song called "Don't Cry Genocide" to the closing credits. Featuring their now iconic balaclavas and brittle gang vocals, the closing credits sequence to that episode can be streamed above via Revolt TV or you can just do what everyone else is doing today and binge-watch the whole new season of the show on Netflix.

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    Sonic Youth Are Set To Reissue 'Bad Moon Rising' This Spring

    As each of the members of Sonic Youth continue to go about their own projects, the band as a whole is also in the midst of a campaign to reissue each of their pre-Geffen Records releases. That program started last year with another re-release of Daydream Nation and a new CD iteration of their Ciccone Youth collaboration with Mike Watt. As Pitchfork notes, the next in line is their 1985 album Bad Moon Rising, which is now set for a CD and LP release on April 15. This new version will feature the extra tracks "Halloween" and "Flower," previously released on a 12-inch single, as well as "Satan Is Boring" and "Echo Canyon." According to the band's website, a CD and LP reissue of EVOL is also due in Spring of this year.

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    Creator of 'Amen Break' To Receive Compensation From Crowdfunding Campaign

    The process of sampling breakbeats has allowed castoff moments of unaccompanied drums to take on new lives as the crucial backbones of songs decades later, but no little loop has gone onto such a diverse existence as the so-called "Amen Break." Drawn from "Amen, Brother," 1969 single by the D.C. funk group the Winstons, a six-second drum beat has been used in songs by acts as disparate as Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Primal Scream, Aphex Twin, DJ Rashad, and an incredible number more. For the first time, as FACT Mag points out, a fan has launched a GoFundMe campaign to attempt to repay the creators of the beat.Due to a statute of limitations around the song, neither the song's copyright holder Winstons' vocalist Richard Spencer, nor drummer Gregory Coleman has ever received any royalties off of samples of the track.

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