Blonder talks love and desire on debut $5 EP: Stream

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Photo by Shervin Lainez People who refer to Paris as the only true City of Love clearly haven’t been to New York City. More than a concrete jungle where dreams are made of, its 24-hour nightlife, radiant skyline, and panoramic views of the harbor and Atlantic beyond make for the perfect backdrop for getting swept up in a blossoming relationship or …

Toro y Moi announces new album, Boo Boo, shares video for “Girl Like You” — watch

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Photo by Andrew Paynter Toro y Moi will return with his fifth studio effort on July 7th. Titled Boo Boo, the follow-up to 2015’s What For? is said to be “the most personal work to date” for Chaz Bear (formerly Chaz Bundick). The intimate and revealing nature of the LP’s 12 tracks is the result of a confusing identity crisis, in …

Death From Above side project American Lips premiere new song “Definition” — listen

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Yesterday, Death From Above 1979 officially knocked the numbers off their name, as well as returned with single “Freeze Me”. That’s not all from the DFA camp this week, either: The band’s drummer Sebastien Grainger is pulling double duty with his new garage punk side-project American Lips. The Montreal/Los Angeles-based outfit, which also features singer/guitarist Adrian Popovich and singer/bassist Jessica Bruzzese, …

Phoenix unveil new song “Ti Amo” — listen

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Photo by David Brendan Hall Ahead of their forthcoming new album, Ti Amo, Phoenix have already shared the synth-speckled lead single, “J-Boy” and its retro music video. To give listeners another preview of their first full-length in four years, the French indie pop outfit has now unveiled its title track. Although “Ti Amo” has a harder edge compared to the shimmery “J-Boy”, it remains true …

Peter Hook & The Light share complete live recordings of four Joy Division and New Order albums: Stream

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Since forming in 2010, Peter Hook & The Light have brought fans of Hook’s former outfits, Joy Division and New Order, utter delight by delivering full-album performance after full-album performance. He’s fine tuned the presentation so much that some say he’s arguably putting on better concerts than the current incarnation of New Order themselves. This Record Store Day, you’ll be able to bring Hook’s epic …

Album Review: Future Islands – The Far Field

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The Letterman performance was never the full story. When Future Islands performed the soon-to-be smash single “Seasons (Waiting on You)” in March 2014, the band went viral in a way that indie rock bands didn’t at that time and haven’t since. Frontman Samuel T. Herring captivated the world with his intensity, passion, and dated dance moves, and the band catapulted …

Album Review: Depeche Mode – Spirit

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Depeche Mode occupies a unique place among the constellation of synthpop acts that emerged from the UK post-punk scene around three decades ago. Since the release of Songs of Faith & Devotion in 1993, they’ve been entirely disinterested in the “pop” half of that portmanteau, creating instead a gloomy yet sensual swamp that sprouts elements of rock, blues, and the proto-industrial …

Iceland’s Fufanu revolt against complacency on new song “Liability” — listen

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Reykjavik’s Fufanu captured the eye of Consequence of Sound not one, but two years in a row as one of the most exciting acts at Iceland Airwaves. The rising outfit has an impressive pedigree going for it — frontman Kaktus Einarsson has worked with Damon Albarn and his father sang alongside Björk in The Sugarcubes — but its music more than …