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Made In Heights Stream Affecting New Single, “Panther”

West Coast “beauty slap” duo, Made In Heights, never keep fans waiting for too long before offering up new material. Following the release of “Ghosts” in September, Kelsey and Sabzi are back with one of their most solid efforts yet in “Panther.”

“Panther” is poignant and haunting with a hypnotic haze that’s nearly impossible to escape as Kelsey expresses a longing that’s all too familiar. There are gorgeous vocal layers and string elements that add a welcome elegance to the track. “Panther” serves as a perfect soundtrack for the season and furthers our anticipation for Made In …

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First Aid Kit Release Perfect Cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America”

Two of the most beautiful musical minds currently creating have released an unsurprisingly gorgeous cover of one of the greatest songs ever recorded, by one of the most beloved duos of all time.

Simon & Garfunkel’s popular Bookends cut, “America,” seems an appropriate song choice–minus the young lovers aspect originally intended–given the Swedish sister duo’s current US tour outing. However, this is actually a track they’ve been playing live for some time now, just finally releasing a proper studio version for fans to enjoy. First Aid Kit don’t reinvent the 1968 release necessarily, but they certainly update it, making it …

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Ghostface Killah Releases Track from ’36 Seasons’

Ghostface Killah is on a creative rampage. Not only does Wu-Tang Clan have new music coming soon, he also has an album coming out in February with BADBADNOTGOOD. And now he’s announced 36 Seasons, a solo effort, which will be released before the year’s end.

This track, “The Battlefield,” also features Kool G Rap, AZ and Tre Williams, and is the second single to surface from 36 Seasons. Clocking in at just under four minutes, we get a quick verse from Ghostface, with some instrumentals that resemble some of the classics from Supreme Clientele. Again, it’s a …

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Pusha T Surprises Fans With The Release Of “Lunch Money”

Oh shit. The rest of hip-hop might as well take the day off because Pusha T and Kanye West just delivered a surprise track that is going to have people talking until long after the sun goes down.

Featuring a beat that makes “Numbers On The Board” sound like child’s play, “Lunch Money” finds King Push going in over a production that could have only been conceived by Yeezus himself. It sounds like a sci-fi flick meets an underground drug ring, and the lyrics serve as a strong reminder why Pusha T is the hottest emcee in music today. You …

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Angels & Airwaves Release New Song, “Bullets In The Wind”

After releasing the music video for “The Wolkpack” last week, Angels & Airwaves has surprised fans with a new musical vibe on the latest song to appear off their upcoming album, The Dream Walker.

“Bullets in The Wind,” premiering on AltPress, is slightly surprising as it sounds a lot different than past releases. The song consists of an intro riff that resembles an indie pop sound rather than the staple space rock that AVA has been known to produce.

Here is what Tom DeLonge had to say to AltPress about the track:

“Here’s a left turn

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REVIEW: One Direction – ‘Four’

Artist: One Direction
Album: Four
Genre: Pop
Label: Columbia/Syco

A year after delivering their hit-filled record Midnight Memories, One Direction have returned with a new album that features a far more mature sound.

It’s hard to understand when the members of One Direction found time to record new material over the last twelve months. Between seemingly endless world tour plans, promotional appearances, charitable efforts, pop-up shops, and everything in between, it’s kind of hard to believe the five-piece boy band have recorded and released an album every year since 2011. Four is by far the most mature record of …

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Hawk & Son – ‘ATK’

Save Your Generation Records have consistently provided us with excellent records throughout 2014, so it is no surprise they are pushing the release of Hawk & Son‘s forthcoming record. Entitled ATK, the newest effort from the Flint, Michigan, indie rock outfit is set to hit stores tomorrow, so we’ve teamed up with SYG to stream the album in its entirety.

Follow the jump to give ATK a listen and be sure to give Hawk & Son a like on Facebook to keep up with all of their latest news and musings.…

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Copeland Stream ‘Ixora’ In Full

After the rumor mill spun with talks of a Copeland reunion and the actual announcement of the first album the band has released in six years, we have finally been given the long-awaited Ixora.

Around here, this has been one of our most highly anticipated releases of 2014, as every single album this band has put out is just a glorious listening session. Aaron Marsh’s beautiful voice may resemble what angels sound like.

The band has put the full stream of the album up on Spotify a week before it’s released. Could this be the comeback of the year? …

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AC/DC Deliver A New Classic With “Rock Or Bust”

Get your devil horns ready…

2014 has not treated AC/DC as well as the aging rock icons deserve, but nothing will stop the band from sharing new material with fans. Their latest album, Rock Or Bust, is due next month, and early this morning the record’s killer title track found its way online.

The release of the title track follows the stream and video of “Play Ball,” a single which is perfectly okay, but nothing impressive, especially when compared to the band’s catalog. “Rock Or Bust” is another story entirely, finding a fist pump ready pace early and delivering …

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Charli XCX Continues To Impress With “Gold Coins”

Charli XCX has become the latest promising young artist to have the release of their debut album fumbled by a major label with no idea how to promote talent that falls outside the realm of whatever is popular at radio today. Her sophomore album, Sucker, was scheduled to arrive months ago, but at this point it’s still awaiting release. There is a December release date set now, but word on the street is that another delay may be in the future.

All that industry bullshit aside, Charli XCX is continuing to share new music with fans while working out …

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Defeat The Low Stream ‘A Nervous Smile’ In Full

Portland rockers Defeat The Low have begun streaming their debut full-length, A Nervous Smile, three days ahead of its official release. Featuring Rise Records owner Craig Ericson on guitar, give it a listen after the break, and let us know what you think in the replies.

This weekend, the five-piece will kick off the Rise Records Tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Secrets, and Alive Like Me. If you’d like to get in on the action, you can find a full list of dates here.

Pre-orders for A Nervous Smile are ongoing; get yours before the record …

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Stream Fugazi’s ‘First Demo’ From 1988

Dischord Records are slated to release First Demo, a compilation of previously unheard Fugazi material, this coming Tuesday (November 18), and in anticipation, have made the entire collection available for streaming. Check it out by following the jump below, and let us know your thoughts in the replies.

The 11-track effort was originally recorded in 1988 at Virginia’s Inner Ear Studios, and features only one song (“In Defense of Humans”) familiar to fans. Initially distributed as a free cassette at concerts, it is the latest addition to the Fugazi Live Series Website, an online archive that aims to …