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  • A-Trak and Lex Luger Share New Low Pros Video "Who Wanna Play?" Featuring Que

    Feb 19

    Low Pros, the duo of A-Trak and Lex Luger, are following up their debut EP with another new single on Fool's Gold. It's called "Who Wanna Play?" and it features the Atlanta-based MC Que. The track features additional production from Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital, and Brillz. Check out the song's sci-fi video, directed by Nate Brown and Gustavo "Kidmograph" Torres, below via HNHH.

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  • Sun Kil Moon Announces Universal Themes

    Feb 19

    Photo by Ken Estep Earlier this year, Mark Kozelek revealed in an interview that he was hoping to release a new Sun Kil Moon album "by fall". Today, Caldo Verde Records have announced the Benji follow-up. It's called Universal Themes, and it's out June 2. Thanks to Peter Wyatt for the tip. Check out the tracklist below. The album features percussion by Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, and it was recorded in San Francisco and Hoboken. A vinyl release will be available later in the year. It...

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  • Björk Shares Lotic Remix of "NotGet", Songs That Inspired Vulnicura on Rinse FM

    Feb 19

    Fresh off the release of her excellent new album Vulnicura, Björk is on Rinse FM right now as part of Tri Angle Records' show. The broadcast will also feature a new mix from Holy Other. Listen here. The show featured a new remix of "NotGet" by Lotic. In the introduction, Tri Angle's Robin Carolan revealed that he and Björk curated the show with music they sent each other during the creation of Vulnicura. Björk also played a variety of string arrangements and instrumentals that inspired the...

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  • Bob Nastanovich Talks Silver Jews Return, Pavement Reunion Talks, Heckling Nirvana

    Feb 19

    Photo from Bob Nastanovich's Facebook Last month, Pavement/Silver Jews member Bob Nastanovich revealed that David Berman was back to writing songs and that Silver Jews were practicing new material. On his podcast "Kreative Kontrol", Pitchfork contributor Vish Khanna talked to Nastanovich, discussing the current status of Silver Jews, recent attempts to reunite Pavement, and the time he and Berman heckled Nirvana in 1990. Listen here and read some excerpts from the interview below. According...

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  • Björk Appears on Tri Angle's Rinse FM Show

    Feb 19

    Fresh off the release of her excellent new album Vulnicura, Björk is on Rinse FM right now as part of Tri Angle Records' show. The broadcast will also feature a new mix from Holy Other. Listen here. The show featured an exclusive new remix of "NotGet" by Lotic. In the introduction, Tri Angle Records' Robin Carolan revealed that he and Björk curated the show with music they sent each other during the creation of Vulnicura. Björk also played a variety of string arrangements and instrumentals...

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  • Internet Fads Perception or Progress?

    Feb 18

    We are all products of a digital generation; we are also victims of it. As much as we do not like to admit it, we are always enamored by new social networks that can get information out to the masses. But as quickly as something is the "new and hot network" it can seem outdated and obsolete just as fast. In this article, Miff Tuck shares how internet fads work and gives her take on how we can be better stewards in this ever-changing internet culture.  Ten years ago MySpace was the best...

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  • My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields Teams With Le Volume Courbe on "The House"

    Feb 18

    Back in 2005, Charlotte Marionneau's London-based group Le Volume Courbe released their debut album I Killed My Best Friend. It featured My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. Now, the band are readying a new single which once again features Shields. "The House"/"Monte Dans Mon Ambulance" is out February 24 via Ring the Alarm. That's the A-side, featuring Shields on "sound effects and aux percussion", according to a representative, above. The single was mixed by John Parish (PJ...

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  • Hypebot's First San Francisco Music Tech Meetup A Huge Success

    Feb 18

    Last night, San Francisco confirmed what Hypebot already knew – there is a vibrant community of music tech professionals in the Bay Area seeking the opportunity to network and grow together. How are we so sure? We met them last night! Music tech professionals poured off of Polk Street and into Bitters, Bock & Rye yesterday evening for Hypebot’s first official San Francisco Music Tech meetup. With representation from industry leaders such as Apple, Google, Pandora, InGrooves, Empire...

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  • Johnny Jewel Shares "Bullytown" From Ryan Gosling-Directed Film Lost River

    Feb 18

    Johnny Jewel of Chromatics, Glass Candy, and Symmetry has written the score for actor Ryan Gosling's upcoming directorial debut, Lost River. After sharing two Chromatics songs from the movie, he's now shared another piece of the score, titled "Bullytown". It features a voiceover by actor Matt Smith (formerly Doctor Who), from the film. Check it out above, via Gorilla vs. Bear.  Italians Do It Better will release the soundtrack on March 30. The movie itself is out April 10, after premiering at...

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  • Best Coast Announce New Album California Nights

    Feb 18

    Photo by Janell Shirtcliff Best Coast are back with a new album following their 2013 Fade Away EP and their 2012 album The Only Place. It's called California Nights and it's out May 5 on Harvest. Watch the trailer below. Best Coast will play a handful of shows in California in the next few months, beginning with a stop at Los Angeles' the Echo on February 19. Watch Best Coast shop for dad rock with Pitchfork.tv:

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