Posts Tagged ‘new’

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Stream Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” Remixes EP

Ever since UK singer-songwriter Charli XCX first hit the radio airwaves as a featured singer on Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” she’s been steadily rising. Her new single “Boom Clap” just peaked at #14 on the Hot 100 chart, making it her biggest hit as a solo artist to date, and she’s releasing a remix EP for the track shortly after sharing the song’s entertaining music video.

Charli XCX has slowly been sharing remixes of her The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack contribution, but now we get to stream the collection in full. Each of …

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ALBUM STREAM: Spoon – ‘They Want My Soul’

Spoon’s new album, They Want My Soul, finally comes out on August 5 via Loma Vista. It’s been four years since 2010′s Transference and almost 10 months since they announced a new album was on the way. Now, at last, the album can be streamed in full at iTunes Radio.

The 10-track full-length is the first time Spoon has used an outside producer (Joe Chiccarelli [My Morning Jacket, Beck, The Strokes] and Dave Fridmann [The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev]), the first time frontman Britt Daniel incorporated a new-found obsession with classic rock staples AC/DC and The Rolling …

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Listen to FKA Twigs’ New Song “Video Girl”

After a lot of online buzz and some well-deserved hype, British experimental R&B artist FKA Twigs has three weeks left until her debut album, LP1, drops August 12 via Young Turks. In anticipation, she’s shared the second track off the record, “Video Girl,” which you can stream below.

Unlike the sultriness of “Two Weeks” and the hard-hitting specifics of “Hide,” the new single sees trip-hop and guitar strums intertwined as FKA Twigs once again brings pained words to life with her golden croon. In an interview with Pitchfork, she said the song was written after …

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Bright Light Bright Light Opening Elton John’s US Tour

Elton John will be coming to the US for his North American tour this September and, until now, the opener spot had gone unlisted. Our hats are tipped to Welsh electro-pop act Bright Light Bright Light for winning that spot. John joined him in the studio to sing on “I Wish We Were Leaving” off his new album Life Is Easy, but the two haven’t actually performed it together. Now it looks like they may get that chance.

“I’m taking him on tour with me in the summer because I want him to get him some exposure, as he’s …

Adult Jazz

Stream Adult Jazz’s Excellent Debut LP ‘Gist Is’

Leeds four-piece Adult Jazz shared a video titled “Community Rhythms” two weeks ago that got our attention from its first few seconds. After watching a pile of humans tumble out of a white van, gather round in a school gym, and bust out a drum circle while frontman Harry Burgess ropes around them singing, we couldn’t help but obsess over what we just saw. Was this group therapy? A brilliant combo of folk, roots, and pop? A cult disguised as a band? After a lot of deliberation and even more online stalking, we found the answer: it was …

Mega Bog

Mega Bog Announce Debut Album ‘Gone Banana,’ Stream “Year of Patience”

After 5 years of self-released material and re-writing songs, Mega Bog are finally ready to share their debut album. Titled Gone Banana, the album drops September 23 via Couple Skate and showcases the group’s lo-fi jazz rock sound. Finally, a band you and your dad can agree on.

With Kevin Ayers and Steely Dan influences, the band have traces of psychedelia and mall jazz in their songs while keeping the songwriting core tender. Lead single “Year of Patience” introduces the band nicely with a strutting saxophone line and Erin Birgy’s coy vocals, taking on the sounds of Ariel Pink, Prefab …

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ALBUM STREAM: Bear In Heaven – ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’

Brooklyn synth rock band Bear In Heaven are putting out their newest full-length, Time Is Over One Day Old, on August 5 via Dead Oceans/Hometapes. We’ve already heard opening track “Almost” and their first single “Time Between.” Now they’re streaming the album two weeks early at NPR’s First Listen.

The new record highlights older ’80s synth as the band turns inward to look at their own delicate abilities and the fragile nature of emotions. As their press release notes, it’s an opportunity to hear the band at peace as they’ve “learned to cut back on that which …

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Watch J.K. Simmons Conduct Miles Teller to the Brink in the Explosive New Trailer for ‘Whiplash’

While everyone today was too busy talking about the snore-worthy trailer for the adaptation of the grocery store romance novel adaptation 50 Shades of Grey, a sneak peek into an incredibly interesting looking film, Whiplash, hit the web today.

Whiplash tells the story of Andrew (played by Miles Teller of The Spectacular Now and Divergent), a young jazz drumming prodigy who starts his first year playing with the best jazz orchestra in the country. However, as Andrew’s ego gets slapped right in the face both metaphorically and literally by his hard-nosed conductor Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), the tension …

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Feel Your Skin Crawl While Watching the Debut Trailer for ‘Nightcrawler’

I have to let you know this up front: I’m a huge fan of Jake Gyllenhaal’s. I think he is wildly under appreciated, and does a lot of really great character work in almost all of his films, that usually ends up going unnoticed. Today, we are pleased to share with you the undeniably creepy trailer for Gyllenhaal’s new film, Nightcrawler.

The directorial debut of writer Dan Gilroy (The Fall, Real Steel, Bourne Legacy), Nightcrawler tells the story of Lou Bloom, a strangely driven man who in his attempt to find a job, discovers the dark world …

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Watch Pharrell’s “Come Get It Bae” Video Starring Miley Cyrus

America is still undergoing the heavy airplay of Pharrell‘s “Happy” (and the video of it bringing him to tears), but in the meantime, the music icon is pushing his new G I R L cut “Come Get It Bae.” In his music video for the single, Pharrell Williams brings a slew of models on camera to show off the female figure in a positive way — well, until Miley Cyrus shows up.

The straightforward video is a compilation of studio shoots featuring numerous women dancing and enjoying themselves while Pharrell shoots them on a Super 8 camera. Halfway …

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Get a Sneak Peek of Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in Biopic

A new biopic about The Beach Boys‘ Brian Wilson will be hitting screens later this fall. The film, titled Love and Mercy, stars actor Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, Looper) as Wilson, and today we get our first look at Dano as the iconic musician, courtesy of The Playlist.

Directed by longtime documentary producer Bill Pohlad, Love and Mercy hopes to paint “an unconventional portrait of the artist by interweaving seminal moments in his life, from his artistic genius to his profound struggles, and the love that keeps him alive.” Wilson is …

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Radiator Hospital Announce US Tour

Philly pop rock band Radiator Hospital put out a new full-length this year that we’ve been spinning relentlessly. The album, titled Torch Songscame out on Salinas Records and is a tidy collection of the band’s best traits: reckless guitars, pop riffs, and poignant, relatable lyrics. The four-piece will be hitting the road in support of said release, making a series of stops across the US over the course of September and October.

Not all of the stops have venues listed yet, but the band will be updating the schedule over the next few weeks. To find out more …