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New Drake track ‘How About Now?’ appears online //

It’s been a couple of months since the title track from Drake’s upcoming album Views From The 6 leaked online. A new track, entitled How About Now? has also leaked and is purportedly also taken from the album. The track features a sample of Jodeci’s My Heart Belongs To You and has apparently been produced… Read more »

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Red Bull Music Academy Stage announced for Simple Things //

The final major stage partners for Bristol’s Simple Things festival have shown their hand. Headed by the godlike DJ Harvey, Red Bull Music Academy have unveiled a stunningly eclectic selection of acts to take over the Old Firestation at the city’s The Island complex. As mentioned, the day will be headlined by the first ever… Read more »

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Check out some of Mr Bingo’s childhood drawings //

When we interviewed Mr Bingo last year we were charmed by his insulting postcards, strange as that may sound. Now the good folks over at It’s Nice That have uncovered some of Bingo’s early work including some seriously gory and twisted illustrations drafted by the artist before he had even reached his teens. You can check… Read more »

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Viet Cong Sign With Jagjaguwar, Announce Debut Album //

Calgary based psych-punk band Viet Cong have announced that they will be releasing their debut album via Jagjaguwar. The Calgary four piece are Crack new music alumni and feature ex-members of legendary underground psychedelic band Women. Listen to the album’s lead single, Continental Shelf, below.

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Spectres unveil video for ‘Sea Of Trees’ //

Spectres have released the first single from their upcoming debut album on Sonic Cathedral, due out in early 2015. Sea of Trees is a 9-minute opus of white noise, pop hooks and post-rock twiddling. The accompanying video has been created by Sophie Hoyle, who has previously worked with the band as part of the recent birthday… Read more »

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SIMPLE THINGS 12 DAY COUNTDOWN #10: INVADA RECORDS PRESENT THE LANTERN //

If you’ve got Invada Records hosting a stage at your festival, there’s going to be no chance of compromise. The label – which is headed by Geoff Barrow of Portishead and BEAK> – is known to shun mediocrity and value uniqueness, and has therefore gathered a roster which includes Sleaford Mods, experimental metal outfit Boris,… Read more »

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Listen to new Jam City track Unhappy //

Jam City has dropped a new track on his Soundcloud. Following the last installment of his Earthly mix series, new track Unhappy is presumably taken from the producer’s forthcoming album, due for 2015. Listen to Jam City’s Unhappy below.  

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Bloc returns to Butlins Minehead for 2015 //

Bloc festival will return to its home of Butlins Minehead for its 2015 event. Three years since they held their last weekender at the holiday resort, the line-up so far includes Jeff Mills, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, ESG, Karenn, Ben UFO, Robert Hood, Moritz Von Oswald Trio and more. Bloc takes place 13-15 March 2015… Read more »

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Glastonbury has banned the sale of Native American headdresses //

Glastonbury has banned the sale of Native American headdresses from 2015. In response to an online petition that won only 65 signatures, Emily Eavis has stated that the headdresses will be added to Glastonbury’s list of items that traders cannot sell, alongside candle flares and flags. The petition, which deemed the headdresses to be “an offensive and disrespectful… Read more »

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Ariel Pink claims to be writing songs for Madonna, Grimes and Madonna’s representative respond //

The backlash has ensued following Ariel Pink’s claims and comments about writing songs for Madonna. “Interscope are calling me to help write Madonna’s record,” Pink told Faster Louder in an interview published yesterday (13 October). “They need something edgy. They need songwriting. She can’t just have her Avicii, her producers or whatever, come up with… Read more »

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Sankeys to open New York venue on 31 October //

Manchester-born clubbing institution Sankeys have announced their new club venue in Brooklyn. The club will open on 31 October, with Jozef K, Sankeys resident Greg Vickers and NYC’s Jkriv set to play the 12 hour launch night. In a press release, Sankeys owner David Vincent explained that while the brand had hosted the likes of… Read more »

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Watch Laura Jane Grace’s True Trans series //

“It took until I was 31 to publicly come out as a transgender woman; nothing has been the same since.” Last year Laura Jane Grace revealed her intentions to live as a woman in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Since then, the Against Me! singer has been on a quest to discover herself as… Read more »

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Kendrick Lamar shares video for ‘I’ //

Kendrick Lamar dropped his latest single I last week. The uplifting track featured Lamar’s signature flow over an Isley Brother’s sample and marks the first track to be shared from the rapper’s upcoming, as yet untitled, album. Lamar has now shared the video for the single which features the lyrics to the song layered over… Read more »

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Creme Organization and L.I.E.S. team up for ADE 12″ //

Creme Organization and L.I.E.S. are joining forces on a release that coincides with this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. The joint 12″ from the labels that specialise in off-kilter house and techno will feature six tracks from Innershades, Legowelt, Randomer, Simoncino, Willie Burns, Ron Morelli and Greg Beato. You can buy the record before its official… Read more »

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Stream the 26 track Arthur Russell tribute compilation //

On 21 October, AIDS charity Red Hot Organisation will release the highly-anticipated Arthur Russell compilation Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell. The 26-track album features cover versions from the likes of Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Sufjan Stevens, Cults, Robyn and Devendra Banhart. You can pre-order the album here, and stream it now over at… Read more »

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Stream new Thurston Moore album ‘The Best Day’ //

Thurston Moore unveiled the first single from his new album, The Best Day, in August but you can now stream the entire record for free. The album has been recorded with the assistance of Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Goodge and Guapo guitarist James Sedwards – all of whom have joined Moore… Read more »

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Röyksopp share two tracks from final album ‘The Inevitable End’ //

Röyksopp have shared two new tracks from their forthcoming album The Inevitable End, which will be released 11 November via Cherry Tree/Interscope. The track Sordid Affair features Ryan James of Welsh band Man Without Country, and Röyksopp describe the song as “a recollection and contemplation of the emotional aspects of the endeavours as described in… Read more »

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