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Cheerios and Exit Music from Viet Cong

Canadian post-punk band Viet Cong – one of the music acts playing at Austin’s South by Southwest festival – give us a soundtrack that’ll invite folks into a party ... and then expel them.


Seinabo Sey’s Spicy Soundtrack

Swedish soul singer Seinabo Sey sang at a Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and got her face on a national postage stamp… all before even releasing her first EP. Now that hotly-anticipated debut record, “For Madeleine,” is out, and she’s wrapping up a US tour.  This week she made us a playlist that indicates she’s not eager to return […]


Natalie Prass’ Soundtrack of Sisterhood

Singer-songwriter Natalie Prass crafts the confessional 1970s-style songs that one might expect from a woman who was until recently a member of Jenny Lewis' band, and will soon be hitting the road touring with Ryan Adams. Vogue recently praised the "sense of intimacy, reflection, and immediacy" that fills her debut LP, which comes next week.


Twerps’ Soundtrack for Turning a Party Up or Down

Melbourne, Australia-based band Twerps have been making warm, retro-inspired power pop since 2008. Their new album, "Range Anxiety," is currently available for pre-order ahead of its January 27th release, and they will be touring the US starting in March.

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Conor Oberst’s Perfectly Imperfect Playlist

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst takes us through a party, from dancing with crab rolls and admiring national treasures, to what he thinks might clear the room (though we beg to differ).