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While you were sleeping: Morrissey played Letterman

While you were sleeping: Morrissey played Letterman

While you might have already been dozing on your favorite spot on the couch after a long day at the office and an even longer evening wrangling a toddler into her bed, Morrissey performed his not-technically-new but not officially-released single Action Is My Middle Name on David Letterman’s late show stage last night (January 9th)....
Because GALPALS make us want to act silly and giggle our heads off

Because GALPALS make us want to act silly and giggle our heads off

Taking a just slightly softer and cuter cue from We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Going To Use It, Austin duo GALPALS serve up the sassiest little slice of fuzzed-out garage pop we’ve heard in recent memory with For Our Sake (video below). The forthcoming For Our Sake 7-inch marks Howling Owl Records‘ first international release...
Bowie releases first new song in a decade: 'Where Are We Now?'

Bowie releases first new song in a decade: ‘Where Are We Now?’

To mark his 66th birthday, rock legend David Bowie has released his first new song in nearly a full decade, entitled, Where Are We Now? Taken from his forthcoming LP, The Next Day, the reflective, narrative-based track is beautifully reminiscent of late 70s Bowie without a hint of parody — and what a very wonderful...
Blood Red Shoes debut 'Red River'

Blood Red Shoes debut ‘Red River’

From the soon-to-be released Water EP comes Blood Red Shoes newest video for the brief but insistent Red River Water can be pre-ordered in advance of its January 21st release date over at iTunes. The clip below is filmed and directed by Mark Wyss, following up last August’s darkly delicious In Time To Voices video...
Watch Jack White's 'Austin City Limits' session in full

Watch Jack White’s ‘Austin City Limits’ session in full

Original air date: January 5, 2013 | See more from Austin City Limits.  
Because we're suckers for choirs and covers

Because we’re suckers for choirs and covers

(…And we’re totally in denial that the holidays are over, so even though it’s a touch tardy, allow us to throw out just one last holiday-inspired goodie before we delve headlong into the new year, k?) All-female Belgian rock choir Scala & Kolacny Brothers present December, an LP that explores a selection of non-traditional holiday...
Because Christmas is coming: 'The Water You Walk' by WHY?

Because Christmas is coming: ‘The Water You Walk’ by WHY?

WHY’s “loosely Xmas-themed track” entitled, The Water You Walk, will appear as the B-side to the band’s forthcoming Waterlines 7-inch.” The wintery, woodland clip is directed and produced by Erika Ochoa. ___ WHY? on tour in 2013 02-08 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Ballroom #$ 02-09 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop #$...
Help kids in need by watching Hey Rosetta's 'Carry Me Home'

Help kids in need by watching Hey Rosetta’s ‘Carry Me Home’

Taken off Hey Rosetta’s debut holiday EP, A Cup of Kindness Yet, “Carry Me Home” and its companion video below weave a common sentiment of trying to get home for the holidays. In the true spirit of the holidays, XM Canada will donate $10,000 to Kids Help Phone — an anonymous phone and online counseling service...
Cast off yer hazmat suit: Dirty Projectors' 'Offspring Are Blank'

Cast off yer hazmat suit: Dirty Projectors’ ‘Offspring Are Blank’

Directed by Dirty Projectors’ own David Longstreth, this new clip for Offspring Are Blank is part of the band’s ambitious Hi Custodian short film series. Additional videos to complete this series — The Socialites and Swing Lo Magellan — will debut tomorrow (December 13th) and Friday (December 14th) respectively via Pitchfork TV.  

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