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Vivian Girls Announce Winter Tour, Cover The Chantels

Dec 03, 2009 Vivian Girls

Brooklyn noise-pop trio Vivian Girls have been covering The Chantels in the live setting quite a bit this year but now you can hear the brand new studio version streaming at their MySpace. More

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros’ Get Epic on “Kisses Over Babylon” Video

Dec 02, 2009 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros put on a solid concert almost every night of the week so naturally their videos are just as fun to watch. Below we have “Kisses Over Babylon,” the second installment of SALVO!, a 12-part music video series from the L.A. ensemble fronted by Ima Robot vocalist Alex Ebert. More

Shearwater Explore The Golden Archipelago

Dec 02, 2009 Shearwater

Shearwater is releasing their sixth LP, The Golden Archipelago soon. It’s dropping February 23rd in North America (and February 15th internationally), via Matador. The forthcoming long-player is “the third album in a triptych of excursions about man’s impact on the natural world.” More

Editors Launch American Invasion With February Headlining Tour

Dec 02, 2009 Editors

After two years away, British rockers Editors are bringing their icy synths stateside in support of their third album, In This Light and On this Evening. We have the dates.

Goldfrapp Announce Dancey Fifth LP

Dec 02, 2009 Goldfrapp

Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory are preparing a dance-y fifth LP, Head First, due March 22nd in the U.K. and one day later in the U.S. through Mute. More

Watch: Jarvis Cocker Sings “Girl With One Eye” With Florence and the Machine

Dec 01, 2009 Florence and the Machine

This past weekend, U.K. hitmakers Florence and the Machine played a guest-crazy show at London’s Tabernacle. (Via NME.) The gig featured surprise guest spots from Patrick Wolf, Jack Peñate, Kid Harpoon, and our former cover subject Jarvis Cocker. More

Final Fantasy Tours the U.S., Returns to Halifax Pop Explosion

Dec 01, 2009 Final Fantasy

In 2010, Pallett will be touring again in support of his new panoramic long-player. Final Fantasy will do a west coast Canadian jaunt with the Toronto blues-folk group Timber Timbre as a special guest. This will be followed by a triumphant return to the Halifax Pop Explosion on February 10th. He’ll be playing a full spate of cuts for looped violin and voice, backed by the Nova Scotia Symphony. More

Local Natives Now “Local” to Frenchkiss Records

Dec 01, 2009 Local Natives

Under the RadarPleased to Meet You” artists Local Natives are now local to Frenchkiss Records. More

Hear the New Spoon Single

Nov 30, 2009 Spoon

Update: Hear Transference‘s first single, “Written In Reverse,” over at NPR Music now.

Spoon‘s seventh studio LP, Transference, arrives January 19th in North America (via Merge) and the day before in Europe (via Anti-). We already showed you the tracklist and now you can oggle the album’s plush sleeve art. (via Stereogum) More