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Yoni and Geti - Testarossa
May 5, 2016 10:32am | Drowned In Sound
Were told that you shouldnt judge a book by its cover. The same is true for albums. I dread to think how many times Ive been digging in a shop and come across an interesting cover and immediately thought 'I have to have this'. If you were in your local record shop and came across Yoni & Getis Testarossa album, youd definitely pick it up! Against a green background a white toy Ferrari Testarossa hangs in space while what looks like candy floss spews from its open door.

The music is as lurid and surreal as the cover, but this is what weve come to expect from Yoni Wolf and Serengeti, bearing in mind they were in cLOUDDEAD and Cavanaugh respectively. Umar Rashid opens the proceedings with eerie beats, mournful piano and sultry synths. Lyrically its easy to tell that Yoni and Geti arent in the best frame of mind. Allegheny carries on this feeling. Everything is downtempo, almost ambient at times. Yoni and Getis verses are delivered at breakneck speed one moment and then beautiful crooning. The lyrics have a stream of consciousness vibe to them, exemplified by lines like Charge my phone, let me call my home, let me eat this scone.

Madeline is the hookiest thing here: the music pulls us in with catchy melodies, and the lyrics are half sung/half spoken and have a lullaby quality to them, but instead of lulli...

Kristin Kontrol shares "(Don't) Wannabe" from debut LP
May 5, 2016 10:27am | Brooklyn Vegan

Kristin Kontrol, aka Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls, has shared another song off her debut album X-Communicate. Like the other songs we've heard off the album, there's a distinct '80s pop vibe here and "(Don't) Wannabe" really sounds like it could've been a big hit in the Reagan Era, one of those mid-tempo anthems with a giant chorus that Pat Benatar pulled off with panache...

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stream Vektor's new album 'Terminal Redux'
May 5, 2016 10:20am | Brooklyn Vegan

Terminal Redux is Vektor's first album since then, and in the five years since, their notoriety has expanded like the gravitational range of a growing star. Their growth has merit behind it: Terminal Redux slays.

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Modern Baseball share video for new single Wedding Singer watch
May 5, 2016 10:10am | Cosequence Of Sound

Philadelphia indie rock band Modern Baseball have just dropped a brand new single and video from their forthcoming album Holy Ghost. “Wedding Singer” follows previous singles “Everyday” and “Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind”.

The track itself is a stomping rush of emo-inspired indie rock, the perfect soundtrack for director (and longtime band collaborator) Kyle Thrash’s visuals. The accompanying video sees the band venture inside the brain of a particularly anxious character named Charlie. After a funeral that degrades into a brawl, Charlie encounters the mysterious pink-haired Margaret. The energy of “Wedding Singer” flows with the story that unfolds as Margaret forces Charlie to open up, let go of his inhibition, and drop any sense of neuroticism. If only she were real.

Watch the video above. Holy Ghost is out May 13th via Run For Cover Records.

Brendas Friend House Down (Stereogum Premiere)
May 5, 2016 10:03am | StereoGum
Brenda's Friend - Amy Oelsner (Amy O) and Erin Tobey both make music on their own, but were drawn to one another out of a mutual admiration for each other's songwriting abilities to start Brenda's Friend, a new project tha...

Blowout Indiana (Stereogum Premiere)
May 5, 2016 9:55am | StereoGum
Blowout - No Beer, No DadBlowout are part of the same Portland scene that gave us Sioux Falls. Today the band gives us "Indiana," the first single off their upcoming album No Beer, No Dad. The song is a lively celebration of buoyant, noodling guitar work and fast-paced, crashing drums accompanied by lead singer Laken Wright'...

Paul McCartney covers Princes Lets Go Crazy at Minneapolis show watch
May 5, 2016 9:55am | Cosequence Of Sound

Paul McCartney was in Minneapolis last night as part of his One on One tour, and he used the oppurtunity to pay tribute to one of the city’s fallen icons. “Prince, Minneapolis; Minneapolis, Prince. It goes together,” Sir Paul said as he dedicated his set to the “late, great” artist. During the encore, between “Hi, Hi, Hi” and “Birthday” if is to be believed, McCartney delivered a partial cover of “Let’s Go Crazy” as the Purple One’s iconic symbol appeared behind him.

Check out the performance below via Macca’s own Facebook page.

Artists like Beck, Mac DeMarco, My Morning Jacket, DAngelo and Maya Rudolph, David Gilmour, and may more have been turning in tributes to Prince since his passing. Keep up on all the latest Prince news here.

Franz Nicolay Rejoins The Hold Steady For Anniversary Shows
May 5, 2016 9:55am | StereoGum
The Hold SteadyBack when the Hold Steady were the best rock band in the world, one of their most crucial members was keyboardist Franz Nicolay, who added pounding Roy Bittan-esque pianos to their records and unbounded enthusiasm to their live shows. Nicolay left the band in 2010, and the split was pretty contentious. The Hold Steady … More »

Yuck Bled White (Elliott Smith Cover)
May 5, 2016 9:54am | StereoGum
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Beyoncé Extends Formation World Tour
May 5, 2016 9:48am | StereoGum
Beyoncé Extends Formation World TourBeyoncé kicked off her Formation World Tour pretty much immediately after the release of ...

French Montana Figure It Out (Feat. Kanye West & Nas) Video
May 5, 2016 9:47am | StereoGum
French Montana Figure It OutWell, the powers that be are still trying to make French Montana happen. He's not the best. He's not the worst. But every now and then he gets help from a big label budget that lifts him to memorable moments he wouldn't be capable of on his own. Thankfully, his latest mixtape, Wave … More »

listen to Holly Miranda's cover of Sufjan Stevens' "No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross"
May 5, 2016 9:40am | Brooklyn Vegan

Folks in NYC can catch her at her Hell Phone residency which is currently underway.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Dark Necessities
May 5, 2016 9:32am | StereoGum
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The GetawayIn the five years since the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their last album, 2011's I'm With You, bass wizard Flea has joined Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace band -- the sort of thing that...

Video Premiere: Night School Last Disaster
May 5, 2016 9:32am | CMJ

Having solidified as a trio in spring of 2014, Night School have since released two EPs. And now comes their debut album, Blush. This is the first video from the album, and it’ a perfect encapsulation of their thing: drowzy vocal takes on classic ’60s girl group harmonies, paired with tastefully fuzzy gits and a […]

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FIDLAR Sabotage (Beastie Boys Cover)
May 5, 2016 9:17am | StereoGum
FIDLAR - Chaotic LA punks FIDLAR have shared a cover of the Beastie Boys' 1994 Ill Communication track "Sabotage" as a dedication to Adam "MCA" Yauch, who passed away four years ago yesterday. List...
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