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  • Jessie Ware Shares "Champagne Kisses" Video

    Feb 11

     Jessie Ware has shared a colorful visual for "Champagne Kisses", the latest single from last year's excellent Tough Love. It was directed by Christopher Sweeney, and features the singer trapped in a waiting room within a television set. In addition to imagery such as pills, golden telephones, and Rubik's cubes, Jessie Ware gets the avant treatment; she poses with her conjoined twin and sprawls out on the floor, buried under mallets (at one point, she's made of wood from the torso down as if...

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  • Superchunk's Mac McCaughan Announces New Solo Album Non-Believers, Tour

    Feb 11

    Superchunk's Mac McCaughan has announced a new debut solo album called Non-Believers, which is out April 7 via Merge. According to a press release, the record is about “the irony that comes with being 16 and having a car but not knowing where to go in it, or having a keyboard or a guitar and not knowing how to play it.” A limited-edition, hand-numbered 7-inch of “Box Batteries”/“Whatever Light” will be available prior to the album's release. McCaughan has also announced some solo tour dates...

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  • Speedy Ortiz Share New Track "Raising the Skate", Announce Tour

    Feb 11

    Speedy Ortiz have announced a new track called "Raising The Skate" from their forthcoming album Foil Deer, the Fader reports. The album comes out April 21 via Carpark. Listen to the new track above. The band has also announced some North America tour dates, below. Read our article on The Next Generation of Western Massachusetts Indie Rock. Speedy Ortiz: 02-12 Toronto, Ontario - The Garrison 04-22 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair %# 04-24 Hamden, CT - The Space %# 04-25 New York, NY - Bowery...

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  • A$AP Rocky Shares Video for "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2", Gives Outrageous Answers To Fan Questions on Tumblr

    Feb 11

    A$AP Rocky has shared a new video for "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2" on his Tumblr, which is shot in two vignettes. The first half features some lo-fi, kaleidoscopic footage of Rocky (with imagery of the late A$AP Yams), while the second half takes place in a laundromat. Watch the video now on his Tumblr. In the hour prior to the video's debut, Rocky also answered some fan questions on the site, including a discussion of sex, weed, personal hygiene, his dream collaborations, Haim, a shout-out...

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  • Haim and Calvin Harris Share Majestic "Pray to God" Video

    Feb 11

    Calvin Harris has shared the video for "Pray to God", the Haim collaboration off his album Motion, which features wolves, snowy mountain vistas, bears, falcons, lions, and the Haim sisters on horseback. The video was directed by Emil Nava. Watch it below. Read our interview with Haim. "Pray To God": Watch Haim's video for "If I Could Change Your Mind":

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  • Calexico Announce Tour

    Feb 11

    Calexico recently announced a new album called Edge of the Sun, the followup to 2012's Algiers which comes out April 14 via Anti-/City Slang. In support of that record, they've announced a tour that will begin in Chicago and conclude in Oregon. On their final stop, they'll be joined by the Decemberists. Check out the dates below. Listen to Calexico's recent single, "Cumbia de Donde". Calexico: 05-30 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall 05-31 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall 06-02 Toronto, Ontario - The...

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  • Chance The Rapper Says He Auditioned for a Role in Upcoming N.W.A. Biopic Straight Outta Compton

    Feb 11

    Chance The Rapper revealed he auditioned for a role in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, in a recent interview with Hannibal Burres for Interview Magazine. According to Chance: "I read for Dre, but it wasn't in God's plan." He also said that his upcoming album is "very much so a Beyoncé kind of thing. So I can't say the date of the project," he said, "but I can say that it's super dope". He also discussed his recent ventures into the comedy world: CHANCE: You know, I've...

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  • Miguel's New Album Tentatively Called Wild Heart

    Feb 11

    Photo by Erez Avissar RCA Executive Mark Pitts recently sat for an interview with Billboard in which the ByStorm Entertainment CEO revealed some details about Miguel's forthcoming album, which he says is "90 percent done". The followup to 2012's Kaleidoscope Dream is tentatively called Wild Heart, and it will likely come out in the second quarter. Said Pitts: He's more confident, and it's going to show in the music, his look and in the videos. Miguel is ready to push the button. His first...

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  • Karen O, Moby, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Sky Ferreira, Wayne Coyne, More to Play David Lynch Tribute Concert

    Feb 11

    Photo by Dean Hurley In honor of the 10th Anniversary of David Lynch's nonprofit organization the David Lynch Foundation, the director-musician is holding a concert on April 1 at the Ace Hotel Theatre in Los Angeles. "The Music of David Lynch" will feature performances from Zola Jesus, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O, and The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steve Drozd, Duran Duran, Sky Ferreira, Moby, Angelo Badalamenti, Chrysta...

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  • Morrissey Rants About Brit Awards: "The Elite Decide What It Is That The People Want"

    Feb 10

    Morrissey has posted a rant about the Brit Awards on true-to-you.net, in which he calls the annual award ceremony "bogus" and suggests that the awards "are unfairly given to singers who, it is hoped, might be encouraged enough by the award to actually write a good song". He also claims that "just as the Mercury Prize lands like a voodoo doll in the hands of the unlucky recipient....a Brit Award generally goes to a lot of shriveled young souls who have not earned it." He wrote: The object...

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