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The Dead Tongues – "Peaceful Ambassador"

For years, Ryan Gustafson has been a Hiss Golden Messenger associate and generally a fixture within a certain circle of North Carolina musicians. But along the way he also returns to the countryside and periodically releases new work under his own project, the Dead Tongues. The last time we heard from the project was in […]

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Pure Cinema”

This Friday, Thao Nguyen is releasing her latest album as Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Temple. She’s shared the title track and “Phenom” from it already, and today she’s back with one final track before the whole album is out. “Pure Cinema” is a song about watching yourself in the past, reflecting on […]

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Weezer Give 'Simpsons' Theme Song the Rock Treatment

Weezer’s big appearance on The Simpsons premiered last night (May 10), and it featured a full re-working of the iconic theme song for the animated series. During the end credits of the episode, entitled “The Hateful Eight Year Olds,” Weezer are seen in performing Danny Elfman’s theme music but with more electric guitars and heavy […]

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Kurt Cobain's 'MTV Unplugged' Guitar to Be Auctioned Off

If you ever wanted to know what it felt to sound like Kurt Cobain, now’s your chance. Though it definitely won’t be cheap. Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which he used on MTV Unplugged, will be auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on June 19-20. It’s valued at…$1 million. If plunking down a lot of money is […]

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Slowthai – "ENEMY"

Last year, the English rapper Slowthai released his debut album, Nothing Great About Britain. Since then, he’s teamed up on a handful of tracks by other artists and made headlines for his behavior at awards shows. That behavior has included the time when he held up a fake severed head of Prime Minister Boris Johnson […]

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Dave Grohl Compares New Foo Fighters LP to David Bowie

Whenever we get to hear Foo Fighters’ upcoming, already finished 10th album, we should expect a sonic departure. In a recent video interview with Los Angeles radio station ALT 98.7, frontman Dave Grohl compared the project to David Bowie’s 1983 dance-rock foray, Let’s Dance, highlighting an emphasis on “groove.” “It’s filled with these anthemic, huge […]

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