Dirty Beaches: "No Fun" (The Stooges cover) MP3 Stream

You've already posted one preview of Dirty Beaches' forthcoming mini LP, Badlands, but now you stream Alex Zhang Hungtai's cover of The Stooges' "No Fun." The dark punk brooder will be on a single release via Italian Beach Babes. That streets in March.

tUnE-yArDs

“Bizness” MP3

Feb 14, 2011

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Download "Bizness," the debut preview cut off Merrill Garbus' second tUnE-yArDs LP, w h o k i l l. The album streets April 19 via 4AD. The download will be sent to you after you insert an e-mail address into this widget. See tour dates at 4AD.

Hard Mix

“Now Her” MP3

Feb 13, 2011

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South Carolina producer Hard Mix is offering a whole full-length, Defaults, for free via Dovecote on March 1 Download a bangin' preview track off the release. (via P4k.)

The Megaphonic Thrift

“Candy Sin” MP3

Feb 13, 2011

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No Wave rock foursome The Megaphonic Thrift will release their debut full-length, Decay Decoy, on March 1 via Hype City. The Bergen, Norway outfit is comprised of members of Casiokids (Fredrik Vogsborg, percussion), The Low Frequency In Stereo (Njål Clementsen on guitar and Linn Frøkedal on bass/vocals) and Stereo 21 (Richard Myklebust, guitar/vocals). Download preview track "Candy Sin," above. It's got a killer Dinosaur Jr./Sonic Youth vibe.

Panda Bear

“Last Night at the Jetty”
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Feb 11, 2011

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Panda Bear offered his first free look at new album Tomboy today. Originally released back in December via FatCat, it’s pretty much what we’ve come to expect from the Animal master: lots of echoy vocals, and oh the tropical vibe! Check it out above. (www.myspace.com/pandabear)

Hammer No More the Fingers

“Steam” MP3

Feb 11, 2011

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First off, forget the clunky band name. Hammer No More the Fingers craft some pretty damn catchy '90s college rock. The North Carolina trio will release their sophomore LP, Black Shark, on April 5 via Churchkey. It's their second time working with the sought-after indie producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines). Download the earworm-y single "Steam," above. The band will tour the U.S. and U.K. in April and May.

Gypsyblood

“Take Your Picture” MP3

Feb 11, 2011

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The Chicago indie-rock duo Gypsyblood formed in 2009 in the wake of a dissolving band fronted by longtime buds and former bandmates Adam James and vocalist/drummer/bassist Kyle Victor. The new project that rose from the ashes saw the men filtering their '90s indie influences (Guided By Voices, Pavement, et al.). Download a taste, called "Take Your Picture," above. The rockin' cut is off their debut LP, Cold In the Guestway, which will be released April 12 via Sargent House.

Asobi Seksu: "Trails" Video

Brooklyn shoegaze duo Asobi Seksu just unveiled their hazy video for Fluorescence's "Trails" on Pitchfork.tv. In the dreamy clip, striking frontwoman Yuki Chikudate (vocals, keys) and James Hanna (guitar, vox) stroll through a deserted apartment and snowy landscape. Additional bandmates Billy Pavone (bass) and Larry Gorman (drums) also show up for some standard performance footage. This vid was lensed by Holdtheframe. Fourth LP, Fluorescence, drops February 14 via Polyvinyl. Pre-order here and peruse concert info at MySpace.