UNDER THE RADAR: ÁSGEIR SHARES TRANSCENDING NEW SINGLE ‘STARDUST’

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UNDER THE RADAR: ÁSGEIR SHARES TRANSCENDING NEW SINGLE ‘STARDUST’.

A taut and gleaming piece of electro-pop, R&B-smooth keys creating a reflective pool off which Ásgeir’s shimmering vocals bounce.”

Second album “Afterglow” out May 5th, via One Little Indian (UK)/ Columbia Records (US).

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LIVE SESSION: Divinyls – “Siren” live at US Festival, Memorial Day weekend, May 1983

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LIVE SESSION: Divinyls – “Siren” live at US Festival, Memorial Day weekend, May 1983.

Divinyls was an Australian rock band that was formed in Sydney in 1980. The band primarily consisted of vocalist Chrissy Amphlett and guitarist Mark McEntee. Amphlett garnered widespread attention for performing on stage in a school uniform and fishnet stockings, and often used an illuminated neon tube as a prop for displaying aggression towards both band members and the audience.

IN CONCERT: Explosions in the Sky @ Capitol Theatre | Pitchfork Live

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IN CONCERT: Explosions in the Sky @ Capitol Theatre | Pitchfork Live.

Setlist:
6:47 – The Birth and Death of the Day
14:14 – Logic of a Dream
21:25 – Greet Death
30:54 – Human Qualities
39:00 – With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept
51:40 – Disintegration Anxiety
56:23 – Your Hand In Mine
1:05:25 – Catastrophe And The Cure
1:14:35 – Colors in Space
1:21:49 – The Only Moment We Were Alone

UNDER THE RADAR: Timber Timbre – “Sewer Blues”

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UNDER THE RADAR: Timber Timbre – “Sewer Blues”.

Canadian gothic folk trio Timber Timbre have announced the follow-up to their JUNO Award-nominated 2014 album Hot Dreams. Written during the politically turmoil of 2016, Sincerely, Future Pollution is set for an April 7th release via City Slang Records.

Unlike with past efforts, frontman Taylor Kirk did not bring fully mapped out songs into the studio. Instead, he relied more on bandmates Mathieu Charbonneau and Simon Trottier to help flesh out his ideas. They recorded with drummer Olivier Fairfield at La Frette chateau on the outskirts of Paris, leading to nine tracks that are “the cinema of a dizzying dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time.”

Lead single “Sewer Blues” well exemplifies the album’s thrust. The track is dark and skulking, while streaking synths belie frightening implications.

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UNDER THE RADAR: The Afghan Whigs – “Oriole”

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UNDER THE RADAR: The Afghan Whigs – “Oriole”.

After sharing tracks like “Demon In Profile” and “Arabian Heights,” ’90s alt-rock vets The Afghan Whigs have shared another from their forthcoming eighth LP, In Spades. Check out the track “Oriole” via a totally NSFW video, directed by and starring New York artist Amy Hood, who portrays a woman drawn into a coven of glamorous witches. In Spades will be out May 5th via their longtime label Sub Pop.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Father John Misty – “Total Entertainment Forever”

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UNDER THE RADAR: Father John Misty – “Total Entertainment Forever”.

For a song targeting the world’s obsession with celebrity and technology, the video for Father John Misty‘s “Total Entertainment Forever” does an excellent, if bizarre, job of capturing the sentiment.

George Washington uses a virtual reality helmet to plug into a world where Kurt Cobain (played by Macaulay Culkin) is being flogged by a group of McDonalds representatives (I mean, they’re not exactly Ronald, right?), followed by Father John Misty himself crucifying Cobain. 

And did I mention, he has hooks for hands? Watch the insanity below. The clip was directed by the Moldy Peaches’ Adam Green, who along with Culkin, Thomas Bayne, and Toby Goodshank, runs the Four Gods and a Baby video production house.

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