Alt-rockers Night Argent share video for new single “Mannequin” — watch

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Night Argent have every right to be feeling extreme confidence in themselves. After winning their way onto the 2015 Vans Warped Tour by conquering the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, the Washington outfit penned a recording deal with John Feldmann (Blink 182, Panic! at the Disco). Their debut self-titled EP dropped a year later, and the group’s DIY alternative pop-rock …

Arcade Fire made a pop-up video for “Creature Comfort” — watch

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Last week, Arcade Fire unveiled their latest single, “Creature Comfort”, via a flashy, strobe-filled video directed by Tarik Mikou. Through their “content division” Everything Now, they’ve now released a second, alternate version stylized to look like VH1’s infamous Pop-Up Videos of the 90’s. The provided anecdotes are mostly fake, but very funny. “Creature Comfort” is taken from Everything Now, out July 28th. The album …

Cage the Elephant announce stripped-down LP, Unpeeled, share video for “Whole Wide World” cover — watch

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Photo by ​Neil Krug Earlier this year, Cage the Elephant took their “Live & Unpeeled” tour to select cities across the US. The band brought along a string section and new arrangements of their songs, presenting fans with a rare stripped-down experience from the noted rockers. Those shows were also recording sessions, however, and now the sound of Cage unplugged …

Algiers share new track “Walk Like a Panther”, plus a remix by Uniform — listen

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Photo by​ ​Philip Cosores Algiers have described their new album, The Underside of Power, as reflective of “a world riven by fascist nationalism and white power fantasies in the US and abroad.” That sentiment rippled throughout its title track and “Cleveland”, both of which are fierce, biting, and aggressively political. Now, just a few days before the album’s June 23rd release, …

Royal Blood release new album How Did We Get So Dark?: Stream/download

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Photo by Annie Lesser Royal Blood celebrate the release of their new album, How Did We Get So Dark? , today. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it below. Spanning 10 tracks, How Did We Get So Dark? marks the British garage rockers’ sophomore record and follow-up to their 2014 Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled LP. Recorded with the help of producer Jolyon Thomas, …

Algiers pay tribute to victims of police violence on “Cleveland” — listen

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 Photo by ​Philip Cosores​ When it comes to music with political statements in 2017, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything more powerful and overt than Algiers. The New York/London band recently announced their sophomore album, The Underside of Power, with its hard-hitting, soulful title track. Now, they’re back with another culturally critical single, “Cleveland”. The track title references Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old …

Green Day rock 924 Gilman in new video for “Revolution Radio” — watch

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Green Day have been punk rock royalty for some 30 years now, but they’ve hardly forgotten their humble beginnings. Case in point: the band’s new music video for “Revolution Radio”, which celebrates 924 Gilman, the Bay Area DIY punk club Green Day called home early on in their career. (Read: The 50 Albums That Shaped Punk Rock) Footage of a …

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir release new album, More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse, for free: Download

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Moby debuted his new electronic punk project, Moby & The Void Pacific Choir, with the album These Systems Are Failing back in October. Today, he’s released his sophomore effort under the moniker, More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse. The semi-surprise release (though never officially announced, the Internet got wind of it last month) has been shared as a free download, which you can …

Arcade Fire held a post show jam and handed out water to thirsty fans — watch

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Photo by Philip Cosores With a new album called Everything Now on the way, Arcade Fire have been on a roll lately. Last week, they performed the lead single “Everything Now” for the first time, debuted “Creature Comfort” at Primavera Sound, and followed that up by unveiling “Signs of Life” just days later. On Thursday night, the band took some time …

A Place to Bury Strangers’ Dion Lunadon shares self-titled debut solo album: Stream

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Photo by​ ​​​Ebru Yildiz ​​Dion Lunadon was so used to being on the road with A Place to Bury Strangers that when the band took a bit of a respite from touring, his creative mind got restless. Struck with “a neurotic impulse to make a batch of songs and do it right then and right there,” the bassist wrote and recorded the 11 …