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Watch Interpol Perform “My Desire” on Conan

Last night, indie rock act Interpol stepped on Conan’s stage to continue supporting El Pintor, their sturdy new LP that reclaims their early 2000s sound. The New York group have had quite a year, from their Governors Ball set to a new tour and getting caught in a snowstorm, yet somehow, despite all of the year’s hectic ups and downs, their performance of “My Desire” is a bright reminder that Interpol have pretty much nailed this year. Check it out after the jump.

While you’re waiting for the commercials to end, catch up on the band’s most recent release: “…

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ILoveMakonnen Shares New Mike WiLL Make It Single “Swerve”

Upcoming emcee ILoveMakonnen has been getting a ton of hype as this year has progressed, and with the last few days of the year beginning to wrap up, he dropped a new single for us to chew over until we see what he brings in 2015.

The single, titled “Swerve,” sees classic production from Mike WiLL Made It and Marz. It’s a loose track that unexpectedly brings jazz flutes on to round out a subtle cruiser. Just wait until you start hearing it in the background of every single Vine. Regardless, we can’t help but think it would be a …

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Hear Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé on “Feelin’ Myself”

Earlier this year, Beyoncé brought Nicki Minaj onboard for an intense remix of “Flawless” in the way that the quick spitter can make possible. Now, Minaj has shared a brand new single featuring Queen B called “Feelin’ Myself” off her upcoming studio album, The Pinkprint, out December 16 via Young Money, and it gets a little grittier.

Produced by Hit-Boy, “Feelin’ Myself” is a glitchy beat that saunters in low tones, remaining relatively dark throughout until Beyonce’s bright vocals lighten things up. There’s no beef here. Instead, the two divas take it slow, letting their lines speak for themselves …

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Joanna Newsom Will Share First New Music in Five Years “Soon”

Folk harpist and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom has been pretty silent over the last few years. After tying the knot with Andy Samberg, making a cameo on Portlandia, and starring in the new Paul Thomas Anderson film, she’s been laying relatively low. With the release of her massive record Have One On Me, a two-hour saga of whimsical fairy folk, in 2010, it was safe to assume she needed time to work on an adequate follow-up. Now, as FACT points out, that material may be on its way.

In a new interview with Dazed, she said …

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Killer Mike Drops ‘Sunday Morning Massacres’ Mixtape For Free

With all the news of police brutality, murders, and racism still prevalent in America, Run the Jewels‘ fast-spitting songs about retaliating against the government and bringing humanity together take on a new meaning. But as if that wasn’t enough, Killer Mike went and released an old mixtape this past Sunday, because if there’s anything we can depend on, it’s his lyrical genius to guide us towards action.

The mixtape, titled Sunday Morning Massacres, uses biblical themes to kick things up with Killer Mike’s approachable fury. If he sounds younger, though, give yourself a pat on the back. The mixtape …

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Hear Gorillaz’s “Feel Good Inc.” Remixed by James Blake

James Blake is a man of many talents, and with a lot of talents comes a lot of names (No, not Kanye — well, right now, at least). Donning his alias Harmonimix, Blake dropped a new remix this week that sees him expanding his sound. The remix, a slowed-down version of Gorillaz’s iconic single “Feel Good Inc.”, turned up in a new FABRICLIVE mix where Rich Reason noted it’s from “back in the day.”

This joins Blake’s other notable remixes: Kendrick Lamar’s “m.A.A.d City,” Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love,” and Outkast’s “Miss Jackson.” When not toying with others’ work, though, …

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Stream St. Vincent’s Tropical ‘Pieta’ EP

In October, St. Vincent announced she would release a two-song 10″ EP for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. Thanks to the internet, both tracks off the EP, “Pieta” and “Sparrow”, are online to stream in full.

The vinyl comes in a bright package designed by Willo Perrnon (the man responsible for all the visuals on her world tour) and each is individually numbered. The songs are, according to RSD’s website, a “deep musing on death and loss that recalls the sonic textures of Big Science-era Laurie Anderson,” but to us they sound rather tropical and snarky. Stream them below …

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Get Cozy in a Photobooth in Jessie Ware’s “You & I (Forever)” Video

Earlier this year, R&B crooner Jessie Ware dropped her second full-length, Tough Love, to good marks. While we’ve been treated to some unreleased singles and radio hits, she’s decided to surprise fans with a brand new video for “You & I (Forever),” and the video is a cozy clip that will leave you warm with love.

In the “You & I (Forever)” music video, Ware brings out friends and loved ones for a series of goofy photobooth shots in a film stand. It’s simple in nature, but the genuine love present makes up for any bluntness. Keep your …

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Frank Ocean Shares New Song “Memrise”

Frank Ocean is finally back. After the success of his debut studio album, Channel Orange, in 2012, the Odd Future crooner has been back in his studio working on his follow-up full-length. The last material we heard from him was back in March of this year when he teamed up with Diplo and members of The Clash for free mp3 “Hero.” Today, he returns with a short new song that satisfies our sweet tooth until a new LP is announced.

The song, titled “Memrise,” sees Frank Ocean asking a lover to come over, dazzling his tale with …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: The Classic Crime – “We All Look Elsewhere (Revisited)”

After reaching the milestone of existing an entire decade as a band, The Classic Crime looked to celebrate with the assistance of their fans. Creating a Kickstarter project that received over triple its original goal, the Seattle outfit were thus able to recently release What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited — a phenomenal compilation of re-recorded fan favorites that guitarist/vocalist Matt MacDonald explains in further detail:

“I think a lot of folks were expecting an acoustic record, or very live sounding, stripped-down versions of our songs. To be honest, that’s what we were planning to do, until we …

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Watch Angel Olsen’s New Elizabethan Video for “Windows”

This week, Angel Olsen will release the deluxe version of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, her remarkable LP from earlier this year. The expanded package includes new songs, outtakes, and that crisp vinyl sound all wrapped up neatly in clean packaging. One of the album’s original songs, “Windows,” has just gotten music video treatment in anticipation of the release.

Directed by Rick Alverson, the video sees Angel Olsen at a particularly dampening time. She watches as children play in a field, stares ahead blankly while Vaseline is smeared on her face, and stands disconnected in Elizabethan clothes …

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Prawn Share New Single, “Built For”

New Jersey is bringing emo rock back, and Prawn are riding at the front of it. The group dropped their sophomore LP, Kingfisher, earlier this year, but had to cut the 12-song tracklist down due to vinyl limitations. On Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28, the band will share the two songs they had to cut.

The tracks will surface on a new EP, titled Settledvia Topshelf Records, of which the title track has already surfaced. The first of the cut songs is “Built For.” It dabbles in the warmth of ’90s emo …