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Jimmy Kimmel

This morning, the War On Drugs bassist David Hartley deserves some kind of special commendation. Every once in a while, my son will come downstairs in the morning wearing a tie-dyed shirt and some camo pants, and whenever he does this, I will tell him to go look in a mirror and be sure that’s what he really wants to wear. He’ll usually decide that he looks like a bleeding eyeball waiting to happen, and he’ll go put something else on. But last night, David Hartley went on TV wearing that very same tie-dye/camo situation, looking perfectly calm all the while. I think he pulled it off, too! Shout out to that guy!

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Luke Fenstemaker

Finneas Baird O’Connell has been involved in some of the best, most influential pop music of the past few years. As the co-writer, producer, and font of encouragement for his younger sister Billie Eilish, Finneas — he is a mononym kind of guy — played a central role in sculpting the sound of mainstream pop today. At age 24, he’s won more Grammys than he can probably carry at one time. (I have no idea how heavy and unwieldy those gramophone statues are, but toting eight of them around seems like it would be impossible.) Thanks to his work on two chart-topping Eilish albums and her array of hit singles, he’s now an in-demand writer and producer for other artists like Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Halsey, Girl In Red, Demi Lovato, and Kid Cudi.

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Elvis Costello’s fired-up 1978 anthem “Pump It Up” has been in the news a bit lately, since Costello seems to be the only person who is not currently interested in getting a retroactive songwriting credit from Olivia Rodrigo. Rodrigo’s hit “brutal” definitely, absolutely uses Costello’s “Pump It Up” riff, but Costello has ackowledged his own songwriting debts and said that Rodrigo’s usage is “fine by me… It’s how rock & roll works. You take the broken pieces of another thrill and make a brand new toy. That’s what I did.” And anyway, Costello is busy making his own new toys out of his own pieces.

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Angels & Airwaves 'LIFEFORMS' release

Angels & Airwaves have shared LIFEFORMS with fans today, the group’s first album in seven years.  The 10-track album explores a range of topics mainly centered around interpersonal relationships. With purposeful lyrics and sonic influence from ’80s artists such as Depeche Mode, LIFEFORMS is as intentional as it is emotional. Read more: Badflower on why […]

The post Angels & Airwaves make their return with new album ‘LIFEFORMS’—listen appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Veteran festival-rockers My Morning Jacket got back on the road as soon as COVID restrictions allowed, and they’ve got a new self-titled album — their first proper studio LP in six years — coming out next month. Last night, the band rolled through the Jimmy Kimmel Live studio to perform “Regularly Scheduled Programming,” the first single from that LP. Frontman Jim James gave a lot of live-from-home solo performances during the pandemic, but there’s a big difference between seeing that guy on his own and getting to hear MMJ at full force in front of an actual audience.

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St. Vincent mastermind Annie Clark is having a busy year. First, there was the new album Daddy’s Home. Then, there was The Nowhere Inn, the sort of Lynchian mockumentary that she made with Carrie Brownstein, as well as that movie’s soundtrack. Lately, St. Vincent has also returned to the road, playing high up on the bill at a lot of festivals. And last night, St. Vincent were the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they performed “The Nowhere Inn,” the title track from the new film.

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Sebastian Mlynarski & Kevin J Thomson

Chvrches’ last album wasn’t bad so much as it was awkward.

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The Killers released a new album, Pressure Machine, on Friday. Just a few moments after it dropped, they performed a track from it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! during an episode in which Sarah Silverman was guest hosting. They did “Runaway Horses” from it — on the album, Phoebe Bridgers does the duet, but for their Kimmel performance Brandon Flowers and co. brought along their touring bandmate Erica Canales. Check it out below.

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Dave Grohl has once again proven that he’s one of the coolest guys in music. During a performance at this year’s Lollapalooza festival, the artist invited his daughter Violet onstage for a cover of X’s classic punk song “Nausea.” The family friendly set also included a rendition of “Happy Birthday” dedicated to his other daughter […]

The post Dave Grohl invites daughter Violet onstage to cover X’s “Nausea”—watch appeared first on Alternative Press.

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The Linda Lindas "Oh!"

Los Angeles riot grrrl band the Linda Lindas have completely solidified their place as one of the most unstoppable up-and-coming artists. Now, they have released long-awaited new material in the form of the single, “Oh!” Along with the track comes a high-energy, color-coded music video featuring the skateboarder, photographer and musician Ray Barbee. Read more: […]

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