Video: Esben and the Witch's “Dig Your Fingers In”

Esben and the Witch Dig Your Fingers In Video
08/26/2014
British trio Esben and the Witch will be releasing their new album, A New Nature, next month. This record will be the band's first since they split from Matador. The band's first single, "Dig Your Fingers In", is an understated, gothic track that has a bit of a wild end. The track's video, directed by Sim Warren, is a single shot that follows a hooded figure across an autumnal landscape. Watch the video below.

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Stream: Ryan Adams' 1984

Ryan Adams 1984 EP Cover
08/26/2014
Even with his forthcoming self-titled album on the way, Ryan Adams has also recently released a punk-inspired 7″ titled 1984 for his singles series. Until now, the EP had only been available on vinyl. None of the tracks on the EP had been previously released, though Adams has played a few of them at his shows. Listen to 1984 in full below.

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Stream: Sinkane's Mean Love

Sinkane Mean Love
08/25/2014
Before going solo as Sinkane, the Brooklyn musician Ahmed Gallab was a supporting act for bands such as Yeasayer and Caribou. Sinkane's follow up to 2012's Mars, titled Mean Love, will be released next week. On his new record, he expands upon the foundation built on the first record. Mean Love is officially available to stream at NPR.

Watch: Jack White Covers Beck's "Devil's Haircut" In San Francisco

Jack White
08/23/2014
At a show in San Francisco, Jack White did a short cover of Beck's "Devil's Haircut". The two artists certainly aren't strangers to one another, as they've performed together recently (at a show in Providence) and White contributed a track to Beck's Song Reader compilation. Watch the video of the cover below at around the 11-minute mark.

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John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole for the 8th Time

Mark David Chapman
08/23/2014
John Lennon's Killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole again according to NY Daily News. Chapman, who shot and killed the musician outside the Dakota in 1980, was given a 20-years-to-life sentence. The panel responsibile for the parole stated that his release “would be incompatible with the welfare of society and would so deprecate the serious nature of the crime as to undermine respect for the law.” Yoko Ono feared for herself and Lennon's two sons, as well as the safety of Chapman from Lennon's fans, if he were to be released. Chapman is serving out his sentence in New York’s Wende Correctional Facility and has maintained a clean disciplinary record since 1994. He will be up for parole again in two years.

Listen: Tinashe & A$AP Rocky's "Pretend"

Tinashe & A$AP Rocky's "Pretend"
08/23/2014
After a string of successful mixtapes in 2012’s In Case We Die and Reverie and 2013’s Black Water, Tinashe is ready to release a proper debut album. On October 7, RCA will release Aquarius. Her collaboration with Schoolboy Q on "2 On" will be featured on the record. Now, she's shared her new track "Pretend", which was produced by "Drunk In Love" architect Detail. Listen to it below.

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Video: Shabazz Palaces' "#CAKE" (NSFW)

Shabazz Palaces Cake Video
08/22/2014
Seattle rap group Shabazz Palaces recently released the excellent Lese Majesty, and now we have a video for the album's single. The video for "#CAKE", directed by Hiro Murai, is dark and hypnotic, featuring giant bodies, people on the run, and bodies falling through space. Watch the video below.

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