Kyle McGovern

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    Stream Eating Out's Triumphant 'Come Around'

    When Daniel Pitout isn't drumming for Vancouver punks Nü Sensae, he's fronting his hook-savvy Eating Out project, with Sensae guitarist Brody McKnight, White Lung vocalist Mish Way on bass, and Peace's Geoff Dembicki on drums. The supergroup will drop a new 7-inch, dubbed Burn, on December 3 via Suicide Squeeze. Collecting a total of three songs, the upcoming set revives material that originally appeared on a limited run of cassettes released in 2012. Now, weeks before the vinyl arrives, SPIN is streaming "Come Around," a just-grungy-enough anthem that appears on Burn's B-side. Hear it below, then pre-order the platter through Suicide Squeeze.

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    Sarah Silverman Spreads Her Love Between Elvis Costello and Miley Cyrus

    On November 23, Sarah Silverman will star in her first-ever HBO comedy special, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles. Filmed in front of an audience of 39 people at the Largo in Los Angeles, the hour-long set finds the comedian/actress under the spotlight in an incredibly intimate setting. She got on the phone with SPIN recently for a one-on-one chat to reminisce about some of her most memorable concert experiences and gush about her favorite artists.What was the last concert you went to?Let me think. I just missed a concert I was supposed to go to and then couldn't at the last minute. It was the National at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. But the last show I saw was probably Jenny Lewis at Largo six months ago, maybe. She blows my mind. I love seeing her live. Another show I missed that I was dying to go to was one of my all-time favorites, Patty Griffin.

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    Preview Britney Spears' Leaky 'Britney Jean' Album

    Britney Spears' eighth album doesn't hit shelves until December 3, but fans have already gotten a lengthy look at Britney Jean thanks to a steady stream of leaks. The Las Vegas-bound pop star shared two tracks officially — "Work Bitch," which was quickly remixed by Azealia Banks, and the refreshing "Perfume" — and we've also heard a host of unofficial offerings: the "Dreaming Mix" of "Perfume," a demo take on "Passenger," a supposedly incorrect version of the William Orbit-produced "Alien," and bonus track "Brightest Morning Star." Now, Idolator points to a SoundCloud sampler that collects 30-second snippets of every single track featured on Britney Jean's deluxe edition. We'll reserve judgement until we hear the full LP, but the seven-minute preview found below doesn't bode well for the Femme Fatale follow-up.

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    Television Welcome Rough Trade NYC With Two Hometown Shows

    Beloved U.K. record store Rough Trade will open its first-ever U.S. location in New York City later this month, and the shop is set to receive a warm welcome from one of the NYC's most influential acts: Television. As BrooklynVegan points out, the art-punk visionaries will commemorate Rough Trade NYC's opening weekend with a pair of hometown shows, one on Friday, November 29 and another on Saturday, November 30.The shop officially opens its doors on Monday, November 25, and will play host to a number of in-store gigs throughout the week. Sky Ferreira, Charles Bradley, Matthew E. White, and Marissa Nadler are all on deck to drop by the Williamsburg outpost. Television are on the roster for a proper after-hours concert, booked in conjunction with the Bowery Presents. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m.

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    Watch Savages Unleash Live Barrage in 40-Minute Chicago Concert

    Earlier this year, Savages stormed through Chicago's Lincoln Hall on behalf of their Essential debut album, Silence Yourself. Thankfully, the folks at local radio program Sound Opinions caught the whole 40-minute show on the record, and now NPR points to video footage of the concert. As always, the London post-punks delivered a fierce, visceral performance that included many highlights from their lone LP, including "I Am Here," "Husbands," and "Shut Up." Find the entire setlist below, then silence yourself and watch the full gig above.Savages @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago setlist: "I Am Here""City's Full""Flying To Berlin""Shut Up""Strife""Waiting For A Sign""No Face""She Will""Hit Me""Husbands"

  • soundgarden, screaming life/fopp, reissue

    10 Albums to Stream: Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, More

    Inch closer to the weekend by streaming new releases from Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, Rhye's Milosh, and more. Find links below and enjoy.1) Soundgarden, Screaming Life/Fopp. "Soundgarden are digging deep into their past with a reissue of their first-ever release, 1987's Screaming Life EP. Sub Pop will soon unleash the six-track collection, which also comes bundled with 1988's four-song Fopp EP, and "Sub Pop Rock City," the band's contribution to 1988's Sub Pop 200 compilation." (via SPIN)2) A Perfect Circle, Stone and Echo. "On November 26, A Perfect Circle return with their career-spanning box set, A Perfect Circle: Featuring Stone And Echo.

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    Cut Copy Groove Into 'We Are Explorers' on 'Fallon'

    Back in June, Cut Copy confirmed the inevitable arrival of their fourth album while performing a then-brand new track called "Explorers." In the months since, the Australian dance-rock outfit have renamed the synth-powered tune "We Are Explorers," released the Free Your Mind LP, and, most recently, performed "We Are Explorers" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. On November 19, frontman Dan Whitford led his four-on-the-floor crew through a slick rendition of the squiggly standout, crooning into the microphone and throwing his arms up in the air while the New Wave blast washed over and cowbell percussion clanged onward. Watch it above.

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    Stream Arcade Fire's Full 'Reflektor' Session on BBC Radio 1

    Arcade Fire dropped the whole "We're the Reflektors!" schtick on November 19 for an appearance on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. The Canadian collective played a short (but still kind of long) live set at Maida Vale Studios that included renditions of "Afterlife," "Reflektor," and "Normal Person." Frontman Win Butler also followed up his last chat with Lowe by sitting down for an interview alongside his wife and bandmate, Régine Chassagne. Indie rock's First Couple discussed their particular brand of "heady body music," how Reflektor fits into the loose trilogy established on their first three albums, working with James Murphy, and more. Hear it all by streaming the broadcast below. And don't worry — no dress code required.

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    See Walking Shapes' Epic, Kids-Only 'Horse' Video

    New York City's Walking Shapes are currently offering their debut album, Mixtape (Volume 1), as a free download on their website, and the five-piece have just sweetened the deal by sharing an ambitious music video for "Horse," an eccentric, dance-driven yarn from the LP. Directed by Eamon O'Rourke, the nearly seven-minute clip uses a cast of kids to tell a story about "the dichotomy of the world, and politics, squashed into a playground setting," according to Walking Shapes member Jesse Kotansky (guitar, violins, and vocals). Watch a crew of ragamuffins exact revenge on a bunch of schoolyard bullies in the fantastical video above.Also of note: One of the girls in the "Horse" video (Lucia Ryan, seen riding the horse) is part of a child-operated production company called Peanut Blooder & Jelly.

  • a perfect circle, stone and echo, emotive, diary of madman/lovesong

    Hear A Perfect Circle's Glorious 15-Minute 'Diary of a Madman/Lovesong' Live Suite

    A Perfect Circle recently unleashed "By and Down," their first new song in nine years. On November 26, the alt-metal unit will share another gift: the career-spanning box set, A Perfect Circle: Featuring Stone and Echo. As SPIN noted earlier this week, the comprehensive set includes the 20-track Stone and Echo live LP — recorded at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver, Colorado on August 11, 2011 — in both album and DVD form, but the collection also comes with live versions of A Perfect Circle's three studio albums: 2000's Mer de Noms, 2003's Thirteenth Step, and 2007's eMOTIVe, all captured during the supergroup's 2010 three-night run of full-album performances.In advance of the fast-approaching retrospective, A Perfect Circle have shared an exclusive track that appears on the eMOTIVe Live full-length (now available for pre-order on iTunes).

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