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Jenny Hval declares ‘That Battle Is Over’

Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval posits complex subjects like socialism over subtle harmonies in “That Battle Is Over.” The song is from her new album “Apocalypse, girl,” out June 9.


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Pops Staples – ‘Somebody Was Watching’

"Don't Lose This" is a posthumous album from Pops Staples, taken from his final recording sessions with his daughter Mavis in 1999. The songs are now being released for the first time, featuring production and guitar work by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.


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Mikal Cronin – “Made My Mind Up”

Mikal Cronin is often seen performing with his fellow garage rocker and friend Ty Segall, but over the course of three albums, he has distinguished himself as the poppier power-rocker of the two. His new album "MC III" comes out in May.


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‘Multi-Love’ for Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The Oregon-slash-New Zealand based band Unknown Mortal Orchestra are set to release their third album in late May of this year, right in the midst of an extended world tour. The record will be called "Multi-Love," and the title single hit the blogs this week, offering a taste of the psych-tinged indie rock to come.


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Mark Ronson is ‘Leaving Los Feliz’

Mark Ronson is best-known for his work with Amy Winehouse and others as a music producer extraordinaire, but for his newest solo album, he took on a particularly high-profile collaborator, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon.


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Panda Bear Teaches ‘Boys Latin’

Next week, Animal Collective member Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, releases his fifth solo album, "Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper." We take a listen to the second single off the years-in-the-making record, "Boys Latin."


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D’Angelo Introduces a “Sugah Daddy”

For a decade and a half, rumors and anticipation built about a long-awaited new record from neo-soul genre-definer D'Angelo. The crooner finally returns to the scene with "Black Messiah."


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Júníus Meyvant’s Fall Color Decays

Each year, the Iceland Airwaves festival presents some of the most exciting Icelandic and international music to an audience assembled from around the world. One of this year's best finds is Júníus Meyvant.