Sparks – “Hippopotamus” Video

Sparks – “Hippopotamus” Video

Sparks have announced that they’ll put out a new album called Hippopotamus later this year. It’s the follow-up to 2009’s The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, though the group did release an album with members of Franz Ferdinand under the name FFS a couple years ago. The lead single is also…

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London Grammar – “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing”

London Grammar – “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing”

UK torch-song trio London Grammar released “Rooting For You” in January and “Big Picture” last month, and now it’s official: The follow-up to their 2013 debut is called Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, and it’ll be out in June. That announcement comes with yet another new song, the album’s smoldering…

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Oxbow – “Cold & Well-Lit Place”

Oxbow – “Cold & Well-Lit Place”

Well! Today we get our first taste of the LP. As with most Oxbow songs, “Cold & Well-Lit Place” contains multitudes. The song opens with a post-punk whistle melody that gives way, or rather is set aflame in distortion, by a hard rock guitar riff. Vocalist Eugene S. Robinson alternates…

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HEALTH – “Blue Monday”

HEALTH – “Blue Monday”

Well! First things first, let’s hear HEALTH’s cover via Apple Music and check out the trailer below. HEALTH recorded a cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday” (“Blue Monday” mp3 free download here)that’s featured in the new trailer for Atomic Blonde, an upcoming action movie that stars Charlize Theron. The trailer…

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Niia – “Hurt You First”

Niia – “Hurt You First”

We haven’t checked in on Niia since her Future Islands cover back in 2015, but the futuristic lounge singer is back today with news of her official debut album. The aptly titled I is preceded by “Hurt You First,” a winsome tune about less-than-winsome self-protective behavior. It exists in that…

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Hurray For The Riff Raff – “The Navigator”

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Hurray For The Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra is releasing her new album The Navigator next month and has shared with us thus far two highly topical singles, the first dedicated to “the water protectors of Standing Rock,” and the latter in solidarity with safe spaces wounded by recent incidents…

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Gold Connections Shares “Faith in Anyone”

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The year before Car Seat Headrest relocated to Seattle and made the leap from hometown hero to international acclaim, frontman Will Toledo produced a collection of five intricate tracks for another band: Gold Connections. The project of songwriter Will Marsh, Gold Connections is something like the Silver Jews to Car Seat’s Pavement: rich…

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Spiral Stairs Shares New Solo “Dundee Man”

Spiral Stairs – “Dundee Man”

Next month, Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg, also known as Spiral Stairs, is releasing Doris & The Daggers, his first solo album in eight years. We’ve already heard the post-punk-tinged lead single “Dance (Cry Wolf),” and now he’s shared a sunnier song called “Dundee Man,”lyric an easygoing lope built around an…

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