Stephen Malkmus Announces Beck Produced ‘Mirror Traffic’

Ex-Pavement leader Stephen Malkmus will release his fifth album with the Jicks, the Beck produced Mirror Traffic, on August 23rd. Below, see a video of new song “Senator’ performed in Portland. Although a track list for the album has yet to be revealed, let’s pray that this song makes the cut, if only for the fact that it contains the incredibly awesome lyric: “I know what the senator wants / What the senator...

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Modest Mouse Debut ‘Lampshades on Fire,’ and ‘Poison’ at Sasquatch

For those of us who missed Modest Mouse at the Sasquatch Music Festival over Memorial Day weekend, someone very kindly posted clips of new songs “Lampshades on Fire” and “Poison” on YouTube. There’s no video footage, and the quality isn’t great, but at least we get to hear some new material from these guys. Those who were put off by the news that Big Boi is producing some of MM’s new material,...

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National Release Physical Single for ‘Think You Can Wait’ / ‘Exile Vilify’

Over the past few months, The National has been releasing a few odds and ends from their vault. First came the sprawling yet delicate, “Think You Can Wait,” recorded for the Win Win soundtrack, and second came the sparse, string-laden, “Exile Vilify,” recorder for use in the video game Portal 2. As of today, the singles have only been available in CD or digital format, but the band announced this evening via...

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Andrew Bird Hits the Road

Chicago-based songwriter Andrew Bird has just info for an upcoming tour, including dates in Vermont, New York, and Delaware. The violin virtuoso will be accompanied by long time collaborator Martin Dosh (billed simply as Dosh) on some a few dates, with Haley Bonar filling in on a short run at the beginning of the tour. Whistling enthusiasts rejoice! No word on whether or not Bird is planning on releasing anything new anytime soon, but...

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Stream Okkervil River’s New Record Now

Okkervil River will release their new album, I Am Very Far, on May 10th. For those of you who either a) can’t wait until then, or b) don’t understand how to find torrents of leaked albums on the internet, you can head over to NPR to listen to the Texas natives’ sixth album in full for free legally.

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