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  • Arca Shares "Washed Clean"

    May 24

    Following last year's very good album Xen, Arca just dropped a new track today on SoundCloud. It's called "Washed Clean". When someone on Twitter told him "the beat didn't drop," he replied, "you're welcome." Listen above. Read our Update feature with Arca.

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  • Last Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot

    May 24

    A leaked  Sony Music and Spotify contract, Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" marketing campaign, unusual but effective music career investments and the war on piracy all topped this week's most read posts on Hypebot. Epic Fail: The War On Piracy 7 Smart But Unusual Music Career Investments Taylor Swifts "Bad Blood" Marketing Campaign Sony's Spotify Contract Music Managers Call For Change After Sony Leak

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  • Lana Del Rey Says Honeymoon Is Coming in September

    May 23

    Photo by Chuck Grant Lana Del Rey revealed earlier this year that she was at work on a new album called Honeymoon. During last night's show in Ridgefield, Wash., Stereogum reports (via Reddit) that she told the audience that the album will arrive in September. The album will reportedly include a cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (popularized by Nina Simone). Here's her "Ultraviolence" video:

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  • Jeff Tweedy, Dan Deacon, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith Discuss Krautrock in New Documentary

    May 23

    Noisey have shared a new episode of their "Under the Influence" documentary series that focuses on krautrock. The 30-minute video explores the genre's influence, and it features interviews with Jeff Tweedy, Dan Deacon, Interpol's Daniel Kessler, plus members of Can, Neu!, Föllakzoid, and others. It also features DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith recording a krautrock song in the studio. Watch the whole thing below.

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  • Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y and Indie Music

    May 23

    Tips learned from Taylor Swift, a must have social media image size chart and a free tool to create great images topped the tips to for Getting It Done this week. But that's just the start... What We Learned From Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Marketing Campaign Social Media Image Size Chart 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] This One Free Tool Will Make All Of Your Social Media Look Better Five Smart Ways Freelance Musicians Can Utilize YouTube 2015 Social Media Pyramid By CyberPR Think...

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  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap

    May 23

    Motivation, music laywers, photo shoot tips and festival season all caught the eye of the active MusicThinkTank community this week.  Read on and join in the discussion.   Paina B | Go Get It! Wallace Collins | Entertainment Lawyers: Who? What? When? Where? and How Much? Lori Bumgarner | Reasons You Should Never Scrimp On Your Photo Shoot (Part 2)  Ryan Smith | Festival Season On The Cheap  

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  • Local/regional Alt, Indie, Instrumental, Prog, Rock, Ska acts needed for 6/29 at Map Room in #NYC : ...

    May 23

    Local/regional Alt, Indie, Instrumental, Prog, Rock, Ska acts needed for 6/29 at Map Room in #NYC : http://ow.ly/NkHql #gigging #DIY

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  • Local/regional Alt, Hard Rock, Metal acts needed for 6/27 at 19th Hole Grill & Bar (Spring, TX): http...

    May 23

    Local/regional Alt, Hard Rock, Metal acts needed for 6/27 at 19th Hole Grill & Bar (Spring, TX): http://ow.ly/NkHql #gigging #DIY

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 6/26 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/NkHql #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    May 23

    Local/regional acts needed for 6/26 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/NkHql #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 6/28 at The Grand Victory in #Brooklyn NY: http://ow.ly/NkHql #gigging...

    May 23

    Local/regional acts needed for 6/28 at The Grand Victory in #Brooklyn NY: http://ow.ly/NkHql #gigging #DIY #gigs4u #NYC

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