Kyle McGovern

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  • big eyes, the sun still shines, video, almost famous

    See Big Eyes' Bloody 'The Sun Still Shines' Video

    Big Eyes frontwoman Kate Eldridge goes on a crime spree in the Seattle trio's latest music video, an official clip for garage-pop single "The Sun Still Shines." Written and directed by Brendan McKnight, the mini-movie casts the Almost Famous singer-guitarist as a beer-guzzling, gun-wielding maniac who's prone to playing dice, committing armed robbery, and kidnapping her bandmates. Find out where breaking the law lands Eldridge by watching the video above.

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    Portugal. The Man: Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' Is Unnecessary Sequel

    Eminem has spent the last few weeks collecting accolades for his more-or-less unmatched rapping skills. The Detroit MC picked up the Artist of the Year trophy at the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, was declared a Global Icon at MTV's European Music Awards, and nabbed a solid 8 out of 10 from SPIN for his just-released eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Someone who's less in love with Em's latest record is Portugal. The Man frontman John Gourley, who reviewed the full-length for the Talkhouse. To be clear, the Alaska native doesn't take MMLP2 out to the woodchipper — in fact, his write-up is mostly a fond look back at Eminem's heyday. "I first heard The Slim Shady LP over at my friend Jesse's house, a regular party spot for us at the time," he remembers.

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    Lorde Gets Bummed on Tears for Fears Cover for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    The official soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives on November 19 bearing songs by a slew of blockbuster talent. We've already heard contributions from the National, Coldplay, and Sia featuring the Weeknd and Diplo. Now comes an offering from "Royals" queen Lorde, who conquers Tears for Fears' 1985 classic "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." The 17-year-old singer embraces the film's post-apocalyptic mood on her cover, ditching the original tune's shimmering melody and replacing it with a dire mix of battle-ready drums and dead-serious vocals. Lorde's joyless approach might fare better in the context of Catching Fire (out November 22), but right now, the Pure Heroine starlet sounds pretty joyless. Sheryl Crow's "Strong Enough" this is not. Stream a 90-second snippet of Lorde's end-is-nigh war cry below.

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    Hear Against Me! Overcome 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' on 'FUCKMYLIFE666'

    Against Me! have finally shared the first proper track from their long-in-the-works sixth album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The Gainesville, Florida punks gave fans a sneak preview of the upcoming LP a few months back, by way of the True Trans EP, which featured acoustic renditions of new songs "True Trans Soul Rebel" and the not-so-subtly titled "FUCKMYLIFE666." Now, Against Me! have unveiled the album version of "FML666," which features NOFX's Fat Mike standing in for departed bassist Andrew Seward.Despite its fatalist title, "FUCKMYLIFE666" sounds like a victory.

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    Charli XCX Steals Spotlight in Video for Yeasayer's 'SuperLove' Remix

    Charli XCX celebrated the bubblegum brilliance of her new "SuperLove" single by mingling with dancing robots and posing with motorcycle gangs in the song's vivid music video. But the True Romance siren ditches the supporting cast and tones down the neon color palette in her latest visual, an official clip promoting Yeasayer's twitchy, whirring remix of "SuperLove."Directed by filmmaker and regular Charli collaborator Ryan Andrews (who also helmed the original tune's video), the new piece focuses solely on Charli dancing in the middle of what looks to be a photo shoot. Yeasayer don't even make a cameo — maybe they're still too busy saving the planet from a deadly epidemic, a la their "Glass of the Microscope" video.Speaking to V Magazine, Charli said, "[Ryan Andrews] and I shoot everything I do together and this was just me dressing up and dancing around in my own world...

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    See Blood Orange Cut Footloose in 'Time Will Tell' Video

    Blood Orange may be known for the company he keeps, but the Solange and Sky Ferreira collaborator stays solo in his new video for "Time Will Tell." Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz with choreography by Juri Onuki, the visual finds Blood Orange, a.k.a. Dev Hynes, dancing by his lonesome in a rehearsal space, dressed head-to-toe in white. Scoring the clip is the cloudy closing track from Hynes' second album as Blood Orange, the upcoming (and star-studded) Cupid Deluxe. According to the 27-year-old talent, he recorded the song in a single, 15-minute take, ad-libbing the lyrics (via YouTube). Hit the play button above to watch the "Time Will Tell" video, which follows the previously shared shorts for "Chamakay" and "You're Not Good Enough."Cupid Deluxe is available through iTunes right now, and will see wider release on November 18 via Domino.

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    Watch Sampha's Intimate, Mournful 'Happens' Video

    Sampha recently teased his new double-A-side single by sharing a solo version of "Too Much," a tender ballad that supplies the hook to Drake's penultimate Nothing Was the Same confessional. Now, the London singer has unveiled "Happens," the second piece of his latest release, which is out now through U.K. label Young Turks. As seen above, the track comes — just as "Too Much" did — with a set of visuals directed, produced, and edited by Cherise Payne and shot by Jake Cizic. Seated at a piano, Sampha hides in the shadows, but stays honest in the darkness. "Well, I don't have the answers," he croons. "So I won't tell you lies / You were down when I was down, love / But you've got to live your own life."The "Too Much"/"Happens" digital single is currently available for purchase via iTunes. To pre-order the 7-inch vinyl, which drops on January 6, head over to Young Turks.

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    TV on the Radio Confirm In-the-Works Fifth Album

    TV on the Radio is now officially working on their fifth studio album. The art-rock visionaries confirmed the news via Facebook on November 8 with a post that reads: "Time to let the cat out of the bag: We're working on a new record. Right this very moment. Meow, y'all." In keeping with the feline metaphor, the message came paired with a photo of a cat sitting on top of a speaker, throwing a glowing, green-eyed stare at the camera. Scroll down for the image.Right now, no other details about TVOTR's next full-length are available. We do know, though, that it's the follow-up to 2011's underappreciated Nine Types of Light, and is the band's first album since the tragic death of bassist Gerard Smith. And whenever LP No. 5 does arrive, it will also mark the group's first effort post-Interscope.

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    Stream Cheap Time's Glammy-Hammy New Album 'Exit Smiles'

    On November 19, Jeffrey Novak will release two separate albums. One is Lemon Kid, the Nashville tunesmith's third solo effort — SPIN premiered lo-fi wheezer "Pictures on a Screen" back in October — and the other is Exit Smiles, the fourth full-length from Novak's garage-glam crew Cheap Time. Now, a week before the LP's drop date, the trio (rounded out by bassist-vocalist Jessica McFarland and drummer Ryan Sweeney) have shared the whole eight-track effort. Held together by proto-punk charge and modest, power-pop guitar-work, Exit Smiles is streaming in its entirety below. Pre-order is available through iTunes. 

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    Watch Wooden Shjips' Creepy, Clown-Filled 'Back to Land' Video

    Wooden Shjips are officially Back to Land — the psych-voyagers' newest album is now out through Thrill Jockey Records. In support of the fresh full-length, the West Coast foursome have shared the well-timed video for Back to Land's plush title track. Directed by the Hylas Film collective (previous credits include King Khan & the Shrines, Moon Duo), the clip follows a private investigator who ends up in a town that's populated entirely by clowns. Everywhere he looks, the detective meets red-and-white grimaces and dead-eyed stares accented by eyeliner.

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