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A Signed Piece Of Paper
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Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave
Youth Worship (Asobi Seksu) Premiere "Pink Snow" Video

Youth Worship (Asobi Seksu) Debut “Pink Snow”

YOUTH WORSHIP was born out of James Hanna’s desire to blend his love of the fuzz throb of Spacemen 3 and Loop with the early 90’s gtr rock of Dinosaur Jr. and Mudhoney, etc. Basically he just wanted to play a bunch of power chords through a Marshall stack. James started a band called ASOBI SEKSU back in 2001. He was able to convince Asobi drummer Larry Gorman who was also in Glassjaw and Orange 9mm to join him on this new quest. With the addition of 2nd guitarist Will Donnelly, Youth Worship played their first show:

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Orenda Fink releases "This Is A Part Of Something Greater" video; New LP Blue Dream out now on Saddle Creek

Orenda Fink Shares New Video

Just in time for Halloween, Orenda Fink has unveiled the new video for “This Is A Part Of Something Greater” from her album Blue Dream out now on Saddle Creek. The video was directed, edited & filmed by Aaron Gum and premiered today. Orenda says, “This video is a labor of love of cult and classic horror movies shared between me and director Aaron Gum. With a crew of two (he and I) we attempted to ‘faithfully':

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BIG UPS SHARE "NOT TODAY" FROM NEW SPLIT 7" WITH WASHER DUE OUT NOVEMBER 18

BIG UPS Share New Track, East Coast Tour

Big Ups recently announced their latest recording, a four song split with friends Washer (two songs from each band), and their first ever West Coast tour with label-mates LVL UP. To celebrate that news they offered up the track “Rash” for listening which you can stream below. Those in New York can catch the band opening for Ex Hex and Speedy Ortiz this Sunday (11/2) and later in the month they’ll be playing a special show at the Webster Hall Studio with The Front Bottoms, Craig Finn, and:

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SPANDAU BALLET RELEASE FIRST NEW SINGLE IN NEARLY THREE DECADES

Spandau Ballet Release Brand New Single

Today announced the release of their first single in the United States since the ’80s “This Is The Love.” The song, produced by the legendary Trevor Horn, is available now on the band’s new greatest hits album The Story… Spandau Ballet also announced they will make their U.S. late night television debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, November 10 in Los Angeles, CA. Jimmy Kimmel Live! also marks the first time the band will perform:

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Communions (Denmark) share new song "Love Stands Still" from their EP 'So Long Sun

Communions share track “Love Stands Still”

Communions just shared their visceral new tune, “Love Stands Still” which is included as the B side from their upcoming, limited So Long Sun 7″ (out November 10th on Tough Love Records). Communions are a new young quartet from Copenhagen who came together at Mayhem, the same four-wall rehearsal space as contemporaries Iceage and Lower. It’s from this same studio/venue:

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Finnish export Redder premiere their single, 'Let Us Get Out'

Redder premiere new single, ‘Let Us Get Out’

Hailing from the icy northern hemisphere, electronic duo Redder evoke an ethereal ambience with their stirring new single, ‘Let Us Get Out’, due for release on 10th November via Finnish label Cocoa Music.

Melding fragile, distorted vocals with soulful clarinet melodies, ‘Let Us Get Out’ is a captivating interplay of poignant lyrics driven by deliberate beats and deep piano chords. Taken from their upcoming debut album, ‘Walk Long Play’, due for release in November, this is a track that is as affecting as it is fleeting. Describing their sound:

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Haerts reveals "Giving Up" video, self-titled debut album out via Columbia Records

Haerts reveals “Giving Up” video

Having just released their self-titled debut album earlier this week, New York City-based band Haerts have unveiled the brand new music video for their single “Giving Up.” The Austin Peters-directed clip features a variety of real couples from the New York City area—including Wiki from the band Ratking and his girlfriend Destiny:

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