Kyle McGovern

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  • tara jane o'neil, wordless in woods, where shine new lights

    Stream Tara Jane O'Neil's Hushed 'Wordless in Woods'

    Tara Jane O'Neil will return early next year with Where Shine New Lights, her first solo album in five years. Due January 27 via Kranky Records, the upcoming full-length follows 2009's A Ways Away, and promises 12 new songs from the Rodan alumna. The first such track to surface is "Wordless in Woods," a gently pulsing, minimalist tune that buzzes with an ambient warmth.In an official announcement, Kranky urges, "Listen to this new album with open ears, forgetting any previous incarnation, or perception of what you believe this mercurial artist to be or to have been." Start by streaming the cloudy yet intimate "Wordless in Woods" below, and scroll further for the full track list to O'Neil's Where Shine New Lights.Where Shine New Lights track list:1. "Welcome"2. "Wordless in Woods"3. "This Morning Glory"4. "Over. Round, in a Room. Found."5. "Glow Now"6. "The Lull the Going"7.

  • outravez, yonatan gat

    Hear Monotonix Guitarist's Elusive Rebirth as Outravez on 'Escorpiao'

    Yonatan Gat first distinguished himself as the guitar-shredding madman for now-defunct trio Monotonix, but the New York-based virtuoso has resurfaced with a new project, Outravez. Teaming with drummer Igor Domingues (also of Angolan/Portuguese outfit Throes + the Shine), Gat plans to release a full-length debut and mount a tour in 2014, but first comes "Escorpião," the opening track from Outravez's upcoming debut. The new tune is a globe-trotting affair, merging fado guitar and darbuka drumming with field recordings collected in New York, Israel, Portugal, and Spain — listen for construction noise, a Spanish street musician, and train station ambience buried beneath the frayed and fuzzed guitar. Stream "Escorpião" below and stick through till the end to hear the tune transform into a Hanukkah chant sung in Portuguese.

  • chromeo, white women, jimmy fallon, death from above 1979

    Watch Death From Above 1979 Play Chromeo's Wingmen on 'Fallon'

    Chromeo's new "Sexy Socialite" single features percussion from former LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney, but the electro-funk duo were joined by another special guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night (October 29): Death From Above 1979. The dance-punk pair contributed drums and guitar to the "Sexy Socialite" performance, while an all-female choir supplied generous backup vocals. Chromeo held the front of the stage, naturally; a guitar-wielding Dave 1 peeling off cheesy pick-up lines into the microphone and P-Thugg manning synths, keys, and talk box. Look above to see the goofballs groove while teasing White Women, Chromeo's upcoming fourth album.

  • best coast, i don't know, video, fade away

    Best Coast Host a Skater-Punk Party in 'I Don't Know How' Video

    Best Coast's freshly dropped Fade Away mini-album signals a return to the beachside heartbreak that populated 2010's star-making Crazy for You. Fitting then that the duo's new music video finds SPIN cover girl Bethany Cosentino and bandmate Bobb Bruno lounging in the SoCal sun. Premiered on Noisey, the official clip for "I Don't Know How" pits The Only Place pair in the middle of an empty swimming pool-turned-skater haunt. Cosentino serenades the camera, unfurling the track's swooning melody while a bunch of bros pop ollies around her. The song's tempo eventually picks up pop-punk speed, which of course is the cue for a party to break out.

  • arcade fire, reflektor, jimmy kimmel live, capitol records

    See Arcade Fire Preach Outside the Capitol Records Building for 'Kimmel'

    Arcade Fire commandeered the iconic Capitol Records building in Los Angeles on October 29, the same day the indie-rock titans unveiled their long-awaited fourth album, Reflektor. The Canadian collective played on an elevated stage located at the foot of the tower as part of a live-stream event for the Music Experiment. Fans who missed out on the webcast will be able to watch the set on-demand "soon," according to organizers, but for now, replay Reflektor tunes "Flashbulb Eyes" and "Afterlife," which aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night.As seen above, "Flashbulb Eyes" opens with a fake-out: Arcade Fire's eerie bobblehead counterparts performing the Luddite-repping track, beset by camera flashes and faux-paparazzi. The Kimmel crew quickly pan over to the real AF, who stride through the dub-indebted song while looming over a crowd of hundreds.

  • Wye Oak at Rare Book Room Studio in Brooklyn, New York, September 2013

    Wye Oak Embrace Reinvention, Abandon Guitar on Upcoming Fourth Album

    "We've been really excited," Wye Oak's Andy Stack says, "that this record can finally be a time when people put to rest the moniker 'indie folk.'" The 28-year-old multi-instrumentalist is sitting alongside his bandmate, 27-year-old singer-guitarist Jenn Wasner, inside Rare Book Room, a dimly lit studio decorated with musky furniture, located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. Here, the duo are in the midst of recording their as-yet-unofficially-titled fourth album, due for release in 2014 via Merge Records.The upcoming full-length follows 2011's alluring (and profile-raising) Civilian, and marks a drastic shift for Wye Oak's creative process. "There's not a lick of guitar on this whole record," says Wasner, who has now assumed bass-playing duties. "It basically inverts what we were responsible for. Andy was playing droney bass lines on keyboard.

  • obliterations, wage slaves, video

    Obliterations Mount Sex, Death, and Explosions in NSFW 'Wage Slaves' Video

    Obliterations combine the talents of four Black Flag-waving hardcore professionals: vocalist Sam James Velde (also of Night Horse and Bluebird), guitarist Stephen McBean (from Black Mountain and Pink Mountaintops), bassist Austin Barber (splits time with Saviours), and drummer Flo Schanze. The Los Angeles outfit recently released their self-titled debut 7-inch via Outer Battery Records, and now they've let loose an official video for "Wage Slaves," a ruthless salvo that targets blue- and white-collar drones marching through their 9-to-5 existence. Like the previously shared clip for the vicious "Kick Against the Pricks," this just-unveiled short is a compilation video that cobbles together old footage.

  • kanye west, 30 seconds to mars, city of angels video

    Kanye West Stumps for 30 Seconds to Mars in 'City of Angels' Video

    Here's where being Jared Leto must be useful: 30 Seconds to Mars' 11-minute "City of Angels" music video features appearances by Kanye West, James Franco, Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Olsen, Juliette Lewis, Alan Cumming, Corey Feldman, and many more. The short film opens with Yeezus talking about Los Angeles. Some personal touchstones for 'Ye: Dr. Dre, Tupac, Kim (of course), low-riders, pools, and Walt Disney (again, of course).Directed by Leto himself as "Bartholomew Cubbins," the just-released clip collects testimonials from all of the aforementioned stars discussing their visions of L.A.

  • morrissey, autobiography, american release

    Morrissey's 'Autobiography' Finally Nabs U.S. Publisher, Release Date

    We knew it was gonna happen someday: Morrissey's much-discussed Autobiography is coming to America. Slicing Up Eyeballs reports (via Moz fan site True to You) that the former Smiths singer's life story has found an American publisher in G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House.So far, the book has only been available in the U.K. and Europe, where it was published — after some disagreements with the drama-prone author — by Penguin Classics. Now, the Pope of Mope's stateside disciples will be able to read the 480-page tell-all after it hits U.S. bookshelves on December 3, conveniently in time for the holiday season. Dial-a-Cliché, anyone?Moz's Autobiography is already a runaway success overseas, having topped the U.K. book charts in its first week with roughly 35,000 copies sold (via the Guardian).

  • lou bega, lou reed, the velvet underground

    Please Stop Confusing Lou Bega With Lou Reed

    Lou Reed's death on October 27 has inspired a wealth of tributes for the late Velvet Underground founder. Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, and Arctic Monkeys have recently covered some of Reed's most iconic songs, while John Cale, David Bowie, Kim Gordon, and many more have shared remembrances, either through official statements or social media. But a whole slew of other people have misdirected their condolences towards Lou Bega — yes, he of "Mambo No. 5" fame. The one-hit wonder revealed on Facebook on October 28 that he's been inundated with loads of "R.I.P." messages because a reporter mixed up the man who mamboed up the Billboard charts in 1999 with the man who walked on the wild side in 1972. "i have been receiving Tons of condolences because of a Journalist confusing our Identities," the post reads.

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