Richard Buckner

“Escape” MP3

Jun 17, 2011

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It's been five years now since Richard Buckner released Meadow, his eighth full-length and second for Merge. The hiatus for its follow-up, Our Blood, is due to a long list of strange occurences that happened to the country-rock singer-songwriter. Read Buckner's intriguing interview with IFC for more info regarding that. The album drops August 2, but check out the folk-y preview mp3, "Escape." It's influenced by recent years of working odd jobs in upstate New York.

The Chain Gang of 1974

Music vs. Comedy Laugh Tracks: Kamtin Mohager of The Chain Gang of 1974 Tells His Favorite Joke

Jun 16, 2011

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In honor of our Music vs. Comedy issue (on stands now) we asked a few musicians to film a video of themselves telling us their favorite joke. In the second installment of our ongoing series, Kamtin Mohager of The Chain Gang Of 1974 cracks his favorite dirty joke. (Warning: NSFW). Check out the hilarity.

Summer Camp

“Nobody Knows You” MP3

Jun 16, 2011

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Today's your lucky day, indie-pop fans. You can grab a new free mp3 from Summer Camp called "Nobody Knows You." All you have to do is sign up, follow, or Facebook share the band via PledgeMusic. The song is off the London duo's forthcoming, not-yet-titled debut LP. It's a dark song that sounds a little like the stalker dance earworm, "I Want You." Also, check out our interview with the band from last September.

Love Is All

Music vs. Comedy Laugh Tracks: Josephine Olausson of Love is All Tells Her Favorite Joke

Jun 16, 2011

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In honor of our Music vs. Comedy issue (on stands now) we asked a few musicians to film a video of themselves telling us their favorite joke. In the first installment of our ongoing series, Josephine Olausson of Love is All (whose last release was Two Thousand and Ten Injuries) shows off her impeccable comedic timing. Check out the video.

Com Truise

“Brokendate” MP3

Jun 15, 2011

Princeton synth-pop experimenter Com Truise releases his debut LP, Galactic Melt, in digital format this week. Physical discs will street July 5 via Ghostly International. Download the spacey "Brokendate." Check "Cathode Girls," "Polyhurt" and "Innerfacer," too.

Bon Iver

“Calgary” Video

Jun 15, 2011

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With the release of his upcoming album less than a week away, Bon Iver has unveiled a beautifully cryptic video for the record's first single, "Calgary." While you're free to interpret as you will the only person who really knows what it's about would be Justin Vernon, who concieved the idea for the clip himself. Bon Iver, Bon Iver is slated for release on June 21 and can be listen in full over at NPR.

Junior Boys: "Banana Ripple (The Field Remix)" MP3 Stream

This new remix from The Field is for the serious electronic fans out there. The Stockholm microhouse/techno producer trims down Junior Boys' magnificent nine-minute synth-pop banger of a single, "Banana Ripple," into a six-minute dance fest. It's All True is out now via Domino.


The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: "Tomorrow Dies Today" MP3 Stream

Indie-pop stars The Pains of Being Pure at Heart just unleashed a new stream via their Twitter. That band posted a link to a fan-created Tumblr entitled Fuck Yeah the Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Ha!) Check out the Japanese-only bonus cut, "Tomorrow Dies Today." Belong is out now via Slumberland. Listen to it over here.