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    Kristeen Young Targets Organized Religion in NSFW 'Pearl of a Girl' Video

    Singer and pianist Kristeen Young has unveiled her latest music video, a fiendish clip supporting "Pearl of a Girl," a lively track taken from her fifth album, The Knife Shift. Directed by Robert Greenwood (Jared Leto's younger brother), the video opens with contrariety as Young drags a knife across her neck in between flashes of a sign that reads "God Is Our Shepherd." There isn't a straightforward narrative here, but the visual supports the song's subject matter, which deals with the religious oppression of females: The camera follows a group of four women (and one fashionable child) as they march through the barren streets of St.

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    Hear Wolf Gang's Shimmering Pop on 'Lay Your Love Down'

    Few songs have the immediate spark of Wolf Gang's latest "Lay Your Love Down." Due out September 2, the track opens with a dramatic guitar hook doubled by piano, singer Max McElligott muses (with impressive range) over a faltering relationship: "I beat myself up with these thoughts, these regrets, these question marks." The track will be part of the band's sophomore LP on Cherrytree Records, which follows 2011's hook-filled Suego Faults. Cherrytree is also creating a tour bundle including a show ticket, meet-and-greet, early album pre-order, and a tour poster for fans. Check out Wolf Gang's upcoming tour dates and listen to "Lay Your Love Down" below.Wolf Gang tour datesAugust 25 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada August 26 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds August 27 - Austin, TX @Parish August 29 - Ft.

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    7 Albums to Stream: DJ Mustard, Daft Punk, Kimbra, and More

    Revel in theses last few weeks of summer by streaming new albums from DJ Mustard, Daft Punk, Kimbra, and more.1) DJ Mustard, 10 Summers. "L.A.'s DJ Mustard is here to hold your ears hostage for the next 10 Summers. His declaration of radio domination comes in the form of an album. With guest spots from Rick Ross, Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, Yo Gotti, and the combo of Lil' Wayne, Big Sean, YG, and Lil' Boosie on 'Face Down,' this project is packed full of heat." — Vibe (via Google Play)2) Daft Punk, Human After All (Remixes). "Shortly after the release of their divisive 2005 album Human After All, Daft Punk issued a collection of remixes by the likes of Soulwax, Peaches, Digitalism, and Vitalic, but for eight years it was only available in Japan.

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    7 Albums to Stream: FKA Twigs, Sinead O'Connor, the Gaslight Anthem, and More

    End your week on a high note by streaming new albums from FKA Twigs, the Gaslight Anthem, Sinead O'Connor, JJ, and more.1) FKA Twigs, LP1. "That FKA Twigs' releases to date have been met with excitement rather than ennui tells you a lot about how singular the music she makes is. It's not just [Tahliah] Barnett's fondness for Björkesque visual presentation that recalls the late '90s: what LP1 really invokes is a radically updated take on Pre-Millennium Tension and Angels with Dirty Faces, the dark, brilliant, career-knackering albums Tricky made while literally maddened by a combination of drugs and candidiasis, an infection brought on by asthma medication." — The Guardian (via iTunes Radio)2) Sinead O'Connor, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss. "I'm Not Bossy can be heard as a response to [Miley] Cyrus — but not a defensive one.

  • Grace Askew

    Hear Grace Askew's Beautifully Haunting 'Bad Habit'

    The name Grace Askew may sound familiar because of her striking performances on The Voice last year, which somehow did not get her a spot on the reality show's finale, but did get her Rolling Stone's title of "Most Robbed Contestant." Now, the Memphis singer-songwriter is getting ready to self-release Scaredy Cat, the follow-up to her debut full-length, 2010's Until They Lay Me Down to Rest. Though the 11-track effort isn't set to drop until August 12, Askew has shared a song from the upcoming collection, which was recorded in just one four-hour session at the legendary Sun Studios. Below you'll find "Bad Habit," a captivating single filled with witchy "woo-hoo!"s and goosebump-inducing slide guitar improvisations.

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    Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs Worship the Devil in 'Gates of Hell' Video

    Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are a Toronto six-piece that worships gloriously bombastic power-pop and shred-happy punk. And if the band's new music video is to be believed, Coffey and co. also salute Satan. To promote their first proper full-length—the recently released Gates of Hell—the hookslingers have shared an eerile clip for the album's joyously explosive title track. The mini-movie follows Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs as they walk through a patch of woods, wearing cloaks, and carrying a (seemingly) dead woman down into a candlelit basement. There they drink from blood-filled challices, chant, and eventually revive the woman with handclaps and singing. Hit the play button above to witness the most upbeat occult meeting ever, and head over to Southpaw Records to find the Gates of Hell LP.

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    Whirr Soothe With Fuzz and Whispers on 'Heavy'

    The shoegazing punks of Whirr were joined together in 2010 by Nick Bassett, a former member of Deafheaven who also currently splits his time between Philadelphia's Nothing and its bicoastal offshoot, Death of Lovers. On September 23, Bassett's main gig will unleash its second album, Sway, with help from Graveface Records. The follow-up to 2012's Pipe Dreams spans eight songs, including the nightmarish, previously shared "Mumble," and the fuzz-laden second single, "Heavy." Now streaming below, the latter track comes bearing MBV-like guitar clamor and echoing drums. The sludge-swirl epic finds comfort in gloominess, and strength in whispers.

  • Living Days

    MNDR Give Living Days' 'Thrill Anybody?' a Crisp Facelift

    Living Days is a New York-based synth-pop band that blends haunting drum and bass with airy, affected vocal melodies. (You may recognize singer Stephonik Youth's voice from Neil Davidge's "Slo Light.") Their latest single, "Thrill Anybody?," was released about a month ago, and has now gotten a slight makeover from singer/producer duo MNDR. Adding punchy drum machines and swirling reverb to the mix, MNDR alter "Thrill Anybody?" without compromising the original's eeriness. Stream MNDR's remix below and watch the original track's video here. Look out for Living Days' upcoming album, Dance Not Dead, which is set to arrive this summer by way of Federal Prism Records.Living Days tour dates:August 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union PoolAugust 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands

  • Twin Peaks

    Hear Twin Peaks Blend Frantic, Yearning Guitars on 'Strawberry Smoothie'

    The last we heard from Twin Peaks, they were on tour with the Orwells and SPIN photographer Daniel Topete, assembling a photo diary that featured shots of the two bands drinking in churches and playing lively, wild sets. Now, the Chicago-based foursome has unleashed a bright, hyper track called "Strawberry Smoothie." The third single from Twin Peaks' upcoming Wild Onion LP, the new song throws a dizzy nod to the Buzzcocks' playfully rough-edged guitar-rock while frontman Caiden Lake James howls and pleads from the center of the mess. Sample "Strawberry Smoothie" below, and look out for Wild Onion when it arrives on August 5 via Grand Jury Music. 

  • Slow Magic

    Slow Magic Enchants With Ethereal Dance Ballad 'Hold Still'

    In an effort to cloak his sound behind some mystery, Slow Magic always performs wearing a colorful animal mask of vague identity, and has never disclosed much information about himself. His music is just as curious. Since his 2012 Triangle LP, the masked beatmaker has revealed only two songs: "Girls," and the just-unveiled "Hold Still." On the second track, Beach House-d organ blends with bold synths and crisp handclaps, and, eventually, minimalist jazz-infused piano meets heavily pitch-altered vocals."Hold Still" will appear alongside "Girls" on Slow Magic's upcoming album, How to Run Away, which is out September 9 through Downtown Records.

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