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(Frank Zappa)

Memory Tapes announces new LP, streams first single

Memory Tapes announces new LP, streams first single

Carpark recording artist Memory Tapes — recording alias of New Jersey-based musician Dayve Hawk — has announced a new album, Grace/Confusion will be released December 4th. “I’ve always explained Memory Tapes as pop music as field recordings,” says Hawk . “I decided to showcase a kind of chaotic reaching. I don’t think the record is...
Hear Tame Impala's 'Lonerism' LP in full

Hear Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’ LP in full

Australia’s Tame Impala will release their  sophomore LP Lonerism October 9th, and NPR is offering a first listen of the record in its entirety now. The band kick off a tour in support of their new release today in Perth, Australia, and will make their way through Europe, the UK and North America to conclude...
Download 'Silver Lining' from Guards

Download ‘Silver Lining’ from Guards

Emerging indie rockers Guards are prepping the release of debut LP, In Guards We Trust (via Black Bell and Velvet Vision) in February, and offer their first single, Silver Lining for download. Good of them, right? The track is produced by the bands own Richie Follin, brother of Cults‘ Madeline Follin.
Dinosaur Jr debuts 'Pierce the Morning Rain'

Dinosaur Jr debuts ‘Pierce the Morning Rain’

Dinosaur Jr, featuring the reunited, original trio J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph, debut the second single from their newly-released I Bet On Sky LP, Pierce the Morning Rain. Slated for release on November 4th via PIAS, Mojo has summed up the track by saying it “doesn’t so much open the throttle as push it...
Dirty Projectors announce new EP, debut new video

Dirty Projectors announce new EP, debut new video

Hot on the heels of their recently released Swing Lo Magellan LP, Brooklyn’s Dirty Projectors have announced they’ll drop a brand new EP on November 6th. Entitled, About To Die the new EP — to be released via Domino Records — will contain the single of the same name in addition to three brand new tracks....
The Sea and Cake debut 'A Mere' demo

The Sea and Cake debut ‘A Mere’ demo

Just weeks before embarking on a North American Fall Tour with label mate Matthew Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces, Chicago indie-rock vets The Sea and Cake debut this delicate, stripped-down, demo of A Mere, from the recently-released Runner (via Thrill Jockey Records). The Sea and Cake fall tour dates Thu Oct 18 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace...
Could Graph Rabbit's 'Only Fields' possibly be any prettier?

Could Graph Rabbit’s ‘Only Fields’ possibly be any prettier?

When we play this delicate, lilting, twinkling lullaby called Only Fields from Graph Rabbit (download available below), we hear the precious, soft crunch of sweet, silver-white bunnies hopping on sparkly, snow-covered hills, while distant stars glimmer in a violet-hued sky and fireflies (fireflies!) gracefully touch down only to float off again, lighting the way for...
Hear Grizzly Bear's new 'Sheilds' album in full

Hear Grizzly Bear’s new ‘Sheilds’ album in full

It’s a good day for pre-release streams! As we posted earlier, Band of Horses has offered up their September 18th LP, Mirage Rock as a full stream over at their official site — and now we get the news that Grizzly Bear’s new release, Sheilds (also out on the 18th) is up for a pre-release First...
Pre-release stream: Hear Band of Horses' 'Mirage Rock' LP in full

Pre-release stream: Hear Band of Horses’ ‘Mirage Rock’ LP in full

Why wait until September 18th? Band of Horses’ new LP, Mirage Rock, is available now as a full, free stream over at the band’s official site. Mirage Rock tracklist Knock Knock How To Live Slow Cruel Hands of Time A Little Biblical Shut-In Tourist Dumpster World Electric Music Everything’s Gonna Be Undone Feud Long Vows...