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Cold War Kids hold My Home

Cold War Kids Announce New Album ‘Hold My Home,’ Stream Single “First”

Cold War Kids announced earlier that they would be dropping their fifth studio album this year, and today we’ve learned that the album, titled Hold My Home, drops October 21 via Downtown Records. The 11-track record serves as the follow-up to 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts and was recorded at the band’s studio in San Jose. Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

In addition to “All This Could Be Yours,” Cold War Kids have shared a new single titled “First.” It’s a swelling, stadium-ready number that’s equally as uplifting as it is relaxing thanks to handclaps, harmonies, and …

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REVIEW: Ty Dolla $ign – ‘$ign Language’

Artist: Ty Dolla Sign
Album: $ign Language
Genre: Hip-hop

After seven years of making people move with his original take on urban music, Ty Dolla $ign makes it clear that he is ready for the next level of stardom with $ign Language.

Most people in music today have made their money leveraging a signature sound and perfecting it again and again. Ty Dolla $ign did this quite a bit early on, but over the last two or three years the California native has been exploring the possibilities of urban music through a series of mixtape and EP releases. The …

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Stream Wand’s Excellent Debut Album ‘Ganglion Reef’

LA-based four-piece Wand drop their garage rock debut, Ganglion Reef, next week via God? Records. The highly-anticipated release sees Cory Hanson (vocals, guitar, synth), Evan Burrows (drums), Daniel Martens (guitar), and Lee Landey (bass) burning a hole in the sun and letting their trippy pop songs sizzle out due to the heat of a band who’s truly on fire. To tease the release, they’re streaming the album in full over at Hype Machine.

We were caught off guard by their psychedelic lead single “Flying Golem” and again by the slow roll of “Broken Candle.” …

Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting’s Debut Single Is Your End of Summer Jam

We’re pretty sure we just found the only good thing about summer ending: a new single to soundtrack your final sunsets. Indie rock duo Ultimate Painting are putting out their self-titled debut on October 28 via Trouble In Mind, and lead single “Winter In Your Heart” is what we need right now.

If their voices sound familiar, that’s because Ultimate Painting is Jack Cooper from Mazes and James Hoare from Veronica Falls. The self-titled debut was recorded on tape in Hoare’s flat over the course of a few months, aiming to capture the beautiful simplicity of Ray Davies, early-70s New …

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Gucci Mane Sentenced To 39 Months In Jail On Gun Charges

A federal judge has sentenced the rapper known as Gucci Mane to 39 months in prison after serving a sentence on the firearms charge for which he was indicted late last year. The judge, who told the rapper that his grandchildren consider him to be “quite cool,” also informed the 34-year-old performer that he might have to limit his time on the road following release.

This is the latest chapter in a story that has plagued Gucci Mane for the better part of two years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Mane has served 11 months of the sentence already. If …

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Transit Release Info and Album Artwork for ‘Joyride’

Coupled in with their announcement of joining Seaway and Such Gold on Four Year Strong’s upcoming ‘Go Down in History’ fall tour, Transit have shared more info on their highly anticipated fourth album, Joyride, which is set to release on October 14 via Rise Records.

Pre-order packages for the album have gone live on Transit’s webstore and include some fun stuff like crew necks, a limited-edition LP with an alternate cover, and a bonus acoustic 7″ which features a new song called “Don’t Bury Me Away,” along with acoustic versions of two tracks from the album.

In case you …

Ty Segall Manipulator

ALBUM STREAM: Ty Segall – ‘Manipulator’

The god of garage rock is back. After a rousing performance on Conan last week, Ty Segall is now prepped and ready to share his whole album with the world. In anticipation of its release, he’s streaming Manipulator in full before it comes out August 26 via Drag City.

Instead of whipping out an album’s worth of songs in two days, Segall took his time in studio with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, !!!, Wild Flag) this time around. He’s decided to keep the 1000 lbs. of fuzz that plod around his songs, but pile on orchestration, strings, and …

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Kanye West and Paul McCartney Are Recording a Song Called “Piss on My Grave”

It won’t be long until Kanye West shares his next full-length and, as such, the details keep rolling out. According to Page Six, it looks like Paul McCartney may have a hand in the new music.

The two have supposedly recorded a number of new tracks together which “could develop into an album,” one of which is called “Piss on My Grave.” It seems too ridiculous to be a true, but a clip of the song has surfaced online, making it seem a little more likely. Listen to that preview after the jump.

Then again, McCartney has expressed his …

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Aphex Twin Announces First Album in 13 Years

Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, has announced his first album in 13 years, SYRO. The follow-up to 2001′s Drunkqs (or 1994-via-2014′s Caustic Window if you want to count the Kickstarter-funded release) has been secretly advertised the past few days with Aphex Twin’s logo appearing on a neon green blimp flying above south London and stenciled on pavement at various locations in New York City.

Aphex Twin being Aphex Twin decided to make the announcement in the most Aphex Twin of ways. At 4 PM today, James tweeted a link that was solely accessible through Tor, a browser designed …

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Taylor Swift Announces New Album ’1989′ And The Lead Single Is Pretty…Different

At long last, Taylor Swift has announced her long-awaited new album and shared the first single. She hosted a very anticipated live stream on Yahoo today where she announced the album, titled 1989 (the year she was born), comes out October 27. Surprisingly, lead single “Shake It Off” features some snappy electronic production, deep baritone saxophone, and Swift laying down some real-talk rapping reminiscent of Avril Lavigne.

The music video for “Shake It Off” shows Swift pretty much responding to all the naysayers from over the years. For those who think she’s a cookie cutter country pop star, watch her …

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Stars Announce New Album ‘No One Is Lost,’ Stream Single

Canadian indie rock group Stars have confirmed they will be releasing a new album, titled No One Is Lost, on October 14 via ATO Records. The follow-up to 2012′s The North is comprised of 11 songs and was produced by both the band and Liam O’Neil (Metric, The Stills). Since it was recorded beneath a club, the constant throb of bass beats influenced them to create an autonomous and serendipitous record that pushes them forward.

Don’t think it’s all fun and games, though. According to the band, the album title is a joke because “We are all going to lose …

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Leonard Cohen Working on New Album for 80th Birthday

When you’ve left as big of a mark on the music world as Leonard Cohen has, you’re free to end your career pretty much whenever you please. But of course, Cohen’s too filled with musical muse to stop.

According to Rolling Stone, the iconic singer-songwriter will drop a new album shortly after he turns 80 on September 21. Although his representative has yet to confirm the release, word slipped at a fan convention Leonard Cohen Event 2014 in Dublin. “He asked me to let you know that Popular Problems will be out at the end of September, shortly after …