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LIGHTS Streams ‘Little Machines’

It’s been three years since we last heard a full-length from LIGHTS, so today is undoubtedly an exciting one as the electro-pop star has teamed up with the New York Times to premiere an exclusive stream of her brand new record, Little Machines.

While the album officially hits stores September 23 via Warner Bros. Records, digital pre-orders can be purchased on iTunes for those who dig what they hear.

Click here to check out Little Machines and be sure to let us know your thoughts on LIGHTS’ latest effort in the comments section below.…

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Grimes Scraps New Album Because Fans Don’t Like “Go”

Grimes is all over the internet, and the internet is all over Grimes. The 26-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter is known to speak freely with fans online, speak up against drugs, and put down her foot in discussions regarding sexism. There’s a thin wall between her and her audience, but now those very fans are keeping themselves from getting a new record from the artist.

As SPIN points out, the negative responses to her new single “Go,” which was originally created for and rejected by Rihanna, has led to Grimes scrapping the material that would go on to …

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See the Complete List of Gear Used on Aphex Twin’s ‘Syro,’ Including “Mum & Dad Vocals”

Aphex Twin is putting out his first album in 13 years; of course people are going to obsess over it. Syro‘s packaging is a beautiful thing full of simple structure and transparency. That means see-thru Plexiglas and dishing deets like the cost of making the album. Because of the packaging’s sworn oath to openness, Richard D. James has shared a list of every piece of gear used on the album. “[The lists tell] the reader everything and nothing about the creation of what I hear was an intensely personal album,” said Ian Anderson, founder of Designers Republic who are …

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ALBUM STREAM: This Will Destroy You – ‘Another Language’

Post rockers This Will Destroy You are dropping a brand new album on September 16 via Suicide Squeeze titled Another Language. It’s the follow-up to 2011′s Tunnel Blanket and their fifth album so far. We’ve already heard the drop-dead gorgeous “Dustism,” but now it seems we’ll get to stream the record in its entirety until September 15 thanks to Pitchfork Advance.

Considering their music is so based on creating an instrumental landscape, Pitchfork Advance’s interactive experience makes the pre-release stream even better. Their crushing climaxes and soft guitar strokes seem to match the moving images so well.…

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The Kickdrums Stream ‘Echoes’ EP

Alex Fitts, better known as the brains behind The Kickdrums, recently teamed up with Hypetrak to premiere a brand new cut from his forthcoming Echoes EP. Today, the producer’s collaborative project with OG Mattress is now streaming in its entirety on Earmilk.

Featuring remixed tracks with hip-hop vocals spliced into the mix, it’s quite the interesting project, so be sure to check out the stream. After giving it a listen, feel free to let us know what you think of the album in the comments section below!…

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Yung Lean Teases Debut Album, ‘Unknown Memory’

Swedish rapper and Sad Boy leader Yung Lean has taken the hip-hop blogosphere by storm over the past year with only two mixtapes under his belt, so it’ll be no surprise if the hype surrounding him takes off to a fever pitch in the coming days as Lean has finally revealed details surrounding his debut album. Entitled Unknown Memory, the forthcoming record which will feature fan-favorite “Yoshi City” is set to drop on September 23 according to a spacey teaser.

Check out the album trailer after the jump along with the record’s official tracklisting and artwork.…

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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.” …

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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 …