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Aly & AJ just made their Lollapalooza debut on Thursday. And now, the sister duo has shared a studio recording of their cover of the National’s “I Need My Girl,” which they’ve played live a few times. “We’ve always looked up to the songwriting behind The National,” Aly says in a statement. “The lyrics to this song are just so gut wrenching and AJ’s added harmonies bring a haunting quality to the track.” Listen below.

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Sleater-Kinney and Wilco announced a big North American co-headlining tour last year. And next week, just one little pandemic later, the rescheduled It’s Time tour is finally kicking off. In celebration of that fact, Sleater-Kinney has covered Wilco’s “A Shot In The Arm” and Wilco has covered Sleater-Kinney’s “Modern Girl,” and both covers are being bundled as a 7″ single available exclusively on their upcoming tour. Preview the covers below.

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Look at that cover art. Just take it in. Consider it. Admire it. I shouldn’t even have to tell you shit right now. You should’ve already hit play based on cover art alone.

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It’s been about six years since indie-popper Brad Oberhofer, currently based in LA, released his ambitious Chronovision album, and he’s mostly been quiet since then. Instead of making his own music, Oberhofer has made music for soundtracks, and he’s played on records from people like Katy Perry and Moses Sumney. Recently, Oberhofer co-wrote Rostam’s recent single “4Runner,” for instance, and now he’s back with a new standalone single of his own.

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Boldy James and the Alchemist’s last team-up, last year’s The Price Of Tea In China, was one of our favorite albums of 2020. Which means that we are very much anticipating their follow-up, Bo Jackson, which is coming out next month. They’ve already shared one song from it, “First 48 Freestyle.” And today they’re sharing a bonus track, “Drug Zone,” which sounds as druggy and zoned-out as its title would suggest. Listen below.

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Kris Esfandiari’s second King Woman album is finally here. Like 2017’s Created In The Image of Suffering before it, the new Celestial Blues was recorded with versatile heavy music master Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Jeff Rosenstock, Gulch, et al) in her home base of Oakland. As heard on advance singles “Morning Star,” “Psychic Wound,” and “Boghz,” the album continues King Woman’s mastery of the dark, colossal, and majestic — a kind of shoegaze-y doom metal that lends itself brilliantly to Esfandiari’s spiritual bloodletting. Stream the new album below.

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Mark Ronson has released the soundtrack to his new show Watch The Sound With Mark Ronson, which premieres on Apple + today. The six-part docuseries explores revolutionary recording technologies in music through conversations with stars like Paul McCartney, Questlove, King Princess, the Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock and Mike D, Charli XCX, and more.

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Ryan Patterson used to lead the Louisville punk band Coliseum. When they broke up, he started making stark, arty music under the name Fotocrime. Patterson first went solo with the 2018 album Principle Of Pain, and he recorded 2020’s South Of Heaven with Steve Albini and J. Robbins. That album came out just as the pandemic was hitting, and so Patterson stayed home and put together another album on his own. That album is called Heart Of Crime, and Patterson dropped lead single “Delicate Prey” today.

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The great Houston rapper released his truly impressive album Brandon Banks almost two years ago. Since then, Maxo hasn’t exactly been quiet. Just last week, for instance, Maxo teamed up with fellow Houston rapper OTB Fastlane on the track “Smoke.” But Maxo hasn’t exactly been hugely busy, either, so it’s cool to see him teasing a new album and coming out with a new solo single.

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In April, the LA hardcore band Section H8 played an instantly legendary guerrilla show under a Los Angeles overpass. Thousands of people showed up. There were bonfires. There were fireworks. There were police helicopters. Videos from that show look like scenes from a post-apocalyptic movie. When they played that show, Section H8 had only released a couple of EPs. Today, they’ve come out with their full-length debut Welcome To The Nightmare, and it sounds like a fitting soundtrack for that whole beautifully chaotic spectacle.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)