Video – Alt-J : Left Hand Free

alt-j-finalThe new video from U.K. indie rockers Alt-J, directed by Ryan Staake, is 2:47 minutes of pure southern summer envy.  The track is from the bands forthcoming album This Is All Yours which officially drops September 22.

New Track – Black Honey : Teenager

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artworks-000087202723-rk2c6z-t500x500Stream Black Honey’s new blissful pop noir track “Teenager”, then speak to the band via Text/Whatsapp directly via +447578533359. You can ask them anything…

Video – Chuck Inglish : Keith Sweat (feat. Sulaiman & DJ Izzo)

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chuckinglishChuck Inglish (Cool Kids) premieres new video for “KEITH SWEAT” (feat. Sulaiman & DJ Izzo) via Pigeons and Planes, directed by ELEVATOR

Video – Broken Bells : Holding On For Your Life

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Broken-Bells-copyBroken Bells unveiled a new video for “Holding On For Life” performed live at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. “Holding On For Life” is the first single from After the Disco, Brian Burton and James Mercer’s second work under the Broken Bells moniker. 

Video – Beck : Heart Is A Drum

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Having been teased for days at and during Beck’s performance  on The Colbert Report (exclusive video HERE), the video for “Heart Is A Drum” can now be viewed in its entirety. Directed by Sophie Muller and shot in Bergman-esque black and white, “Heart Is A Drum” finds Beck in a rural backwoods limbo, encountering figures from his past, present and possible future-including one with an uncanny resemblance to his former self as captured in 1993’s immortal “Loser” clip.

Video – Karen O : Rapt

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Watch Karen O’s (Yeah Yeah Yeahsnew video for “Rapt” from her forthcoming Crush Songs, out September 9 on Julian Casablancas’ helmed Cult Records. The video was directed by Barney Clay with production design from K.K. Barrett, who is known for his work with Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze and was recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Production Design for Her.

Album Stream – Spoon : They Want My Soul

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Spoon’s eighth – and by numerous early reports best – album, They Want My Soul, is now streaming in its entirety on iTunes. Having premiered “Do You”, “Inside Out”, and “Rent I Pay” to rapturous response, anyone with a computer can now hear every note of the most highly anticipated record in Spoon’s storied career. 

Scene + Heard, Episode 1: The Strokes

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Episode 1: The Strokes. The scene was the Lower East Side, NYC, early 2000s. A rock & roll renaissance rang out into the night and the Strokes were at the center of it. Hear firsthand from the people who were there, those who made it happen and those that were inspired by it. Featuring Albert Hammond, Jr. of the Strokes, Ryan Gentles and the famed DJ, Justine D tell it like it is, with up and coming Brooklyn band the Gradients.

Video – Spoon : Inside Out

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Spoon - Inside Out

During a live chat with fans hosted by Consequence of Sound, Spoon premiered “Inside Out” from their forthcoming album They Want My Soul (out August 5 on Loma Vista). The song is accompanied by a morphing slideshow that features photos taken by Todd Baxter for They Want My Soul‘s album artwork. Watch the video here.

Fans talked to Britt, Jim, Rob, Alex and Eric about the new record, expressed their appreciation for their Vinyl Gratification program and offered the band homemade baked goods in exchange for private jam sessions. Check out a transcript here.

Video – Spoon : Do You

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[Photography by Mike Selsky]

Spoon has unveiled its eerie and destructive new video for They Want My Soul‘s lead single, “Do You”. Directed by Hiro Murai, the video features a bandaged and semi-shellshocked Britt Daniel as he cruises through a city under siege…but under siege from what? The video is the 20th installment of Urban Outfitters’ UO Music Video Series. They Want My Soul will be released by Loma Vista Recordings on August 5.

Vinyl preorders for Spoon’s forthcoming album were launched this week as part of the band’s Vinyl Gratification campaign with many stores selling out on day of release. The band is currently working on replenishing stock, but in the meantime, here are the details for those who may be unfamiliar with this never-before-attempted release method. Those fans who wish to preorder a vinyl copy of They Want My Soul will instantly receive a limited edition 45rpm 10-inch from participating record stores (find yours here). This 10-inch is comprised of three album tracks including “Inside Out”, “Rent I Pay” and the previously mentioned single, “Do You”. Preorders placed through the Vinyl Gratification program will be filled with a sleek 180g white vinyl copy of They Want My Soul.

For more information about Spoon’s groundbreaking Vinyl Gratification program, visit

Video – The Kooks : Bad Habit (Live At Hansa Studios)

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The Kooks : Bad Habit (Live At Hansa Studios)The Kooks have a new live music video for “Bad Habit”  – off their upcoming album, Listen (out September 2nd via Astralwerksm and available now for pre-order via iTunes and the band’s website.)

Video – Sharon Van Etten : Our Love

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Sharon Van Etten :  Our Love

Sharon Van Etten is reaching the end of a two-month tour in support of new album, Are We There out now on Jagjaguwar and has a beautiful new video for “Our Love” directed by Karen Collins.  

As described by Sharon, “Working with Karen was a dream.  We sat together and talked about imagery and feeling and distance versus connection. Lightness versus darkness.  Referencing directors like Tarkovsky to articulate the beauty in the understatement and slowness. ‘Our Love’ is about someone acknowledging that having loved and letting it be over can be just as beautiful as being in love. It can also be a form of rebirth and renewal and inspiring and uplifting, even in the darkness and sadness.  I think Karen captured that really well.”



Live Video – Moon Duo : In the Sun


Moon Duo perform In the Sun live at Museum Ludwig, Cologne Germany. Live in Ravenna is due out as a limited, one-time vinyl pressing of 2,000 and digital only on August 19th via Sacred Bones


Free Download – Rey Pila : Blast

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Rey Pila Blast

Rooted in Mexico City, Rey Pila is the solo project of Diego Solorzano, former front man for Los Dynamite.

Get this song ‘Blast’ as a free download from:…ast-free-download

New Track – Fantastic Fantastic : Never Enough

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PastedGraphic-1PastedGraphic-1A Globally tinged Summer pop sound from a duo with the ability to glide seamlessly over decades and borders, song by song.

New Track – The Kooks : Bad Habit

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The Kooks’ anticipated new album, Listen, is available for pre-order now via iTunes and the band’s website.  Chegg out the new track “Bad Habit” below:

Pre-Order – Julian Casablancas+The Voidz : TYRANNY

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Pre-order Cult Records latest release – TYRANNY from Julian Casablancas + The Voidz :

World underground music from the 70s and 80s meets hardcore/punk and modern harmony, using modern and analog recording and sampling techniques.
Of the album’s title Casablancas says,
“Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king:whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter).”
The band will be melting peoples’ faces off in the U.S., starting this October

More info + ticket links:

New Release – Cerebral Ballzy : Jaded & Faded

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Jaded & Faded by Cerebral Ballzy is out now worldwide

Download on iTunes here

Video – Guantanamo Baywatch : Love This Time

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Portland, Oregon’s surf-punk miscreants, Guantanamo Baywatch, have released the Dan Shaw-directed video for “Love This Time” from their split single with Natural Child for Suicide Squeeze Records.

New Track – The Kooks : Hold On

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Chegg out a  groovy new R&B track from The Kooks – off their eagerly anticipated album  Listen produced by young hip hop pioneer Inflo. The album officially  drops September 2nd via Astralwerks.