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HOOKWORMS stream latest track 'Off Screen' of their new album 'The Hum'

HOOKWORMS stream latest track “Off Screen”

With the the release of Hookworms’ second album only a few weeks away, on November 10th – the group have decided to share their latest single. The track ‘Off Screen’ is a somewhat of a departure from the ferocious energy of The Hum, the sole break in pace among 35 blistering minutes, tidal in the way it rolls over on itself through more than seven emotively fragile minutes. Its stark isolation compared to the rest of the record:

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Future Islands Share 5-Song 4AD Session

Today, Future Islands have unveiled their 4AD Session featuring live performances of album cuts “Sun In The Morning,” “Doves,” “Seasons (Waiting On You),” “Light House” and “A Song For Our Grandfathers” accompanied by a string quartet and brass section. The sessions were directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, the duo behind many past 4AD session and more recently the Nick Cave documentary, “20,000 Days On Earth:

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UK cinematic pop trio White Royal announce 'Notice' release, premiere first single

UK trio White Royal announce ‘Notice’

Formed in late 2013, White Royal is a blissful cinematic pop band from Leeds, England made up of vocalist/guitarist Josh Hobson, Thomas Balmforth (electronics) and percussionist Jonty Brown. Following a round of shows throughout the UK earlier this year, including performances with Glass Animals and Xiu Xiu:

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SWANS announce Oxygen EP release, out 24 Nov - Listen to Daniel Miller's edit

SWANS announce Oxygen EP release

SWANS will release a new EP, Oxygen, out digitally on 24 November 2014. Featuring an edit of Oxygen by Mute founder Daniel Miller, a live version from Primavera, an early version recorded at Gira’s home and an acoustic version recorded at Studio Mute, the title track of the four-track EP is taken from their latest album:

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MYSTERIES share new track "Ev'rything" ahead of their debut LP 'New Age Music'

MYSTERIES share new track ahead of debut LP

With a week until the release of their debut album, Mysteries’ have shared the track ‘Ev’rything’ from the forthcoming record. ‘New Age Music Is Here’ is due Oct 27th via Felte and the full album is available to stream online below. Sharing some light on their elusive mindset, one member of Mysteries’ went on to say “there seems to me to be a disconnection between the way humans are inwardly and outwardly existing at the moment”:

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Pond announce new album 'Man It Feels Like Space Again' out January 27th,

Pond Announce Album, “Elvis Flaming Star”

Hailing from Perth, Australia, POND formed in 2008 as an all-inclusive, ego-free collective spawned from numerous other interlocked bands and projects: Mink Mussel Creek, Allbrook/Avery, and Tame Impala. On January, 27th the world will get to experience the band’s new album, Man It Feels Like Space Again – their most striking statement to date. Over a couple of months:

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Ariel Pink Releases "Black Ballerina" Video from his forthcoming full-length album 'pom pom'

Ariel Pink Releases “Black Ballerina” Video

LA’s king of pop perversion Ariel Pink returns with a second offering from his new album pom pom, in the form of new wave-flavoured ‘Black Ballerina’ Spanning 17 tracks and 69 minutes, pom pom is unfiltered Ariel, a pied piper of the absurd, with infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes and Jell-O. With the Los Angeles native striking it out alone and returning to the solo moniker he has adopted for well over a decade, pom pom could very well be Ariel Pink’s magnum opus. pom pom is:

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