Battles perform 4 new songs live

battlesWatch Battles premiere 4 new songs that are lifted from their forthcoming album ‘La Di Da Di’ in a specially recorded live session. Filmed near the band’s rehearsal space in New York City and directed by David Radboy, the band perform unique takes of new songs; The Yabba, Summer Simmer, Tyne Wear and Dot Com.

It will be broadcast on loop for 24 hours at bttls.com on today (Tuesday August 4th), so get watching. The 24HR broadcast starts at:

07:00 LA | 10:00 NYC | 15:00 UK | 16:00 EU | 23:00 JP | 00:00 AU (5TH)

Grimes appears in The FADER’s Fall fashion issue cover

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Photo credit: Ben Grieme / The FADER

The FADER premieres the first of two cover stories for its 99th issue: Claire Boucher, the 27-year-old singer, songwriter and producer known as Grimes.

Read the full article here: http://www.thefader.com/2015/07/28/grimes-cover-story-interview

It was her 2012 breakout ‘Visions’ that labeled Boucher a standout by critics, and landed her on the brink of stardom with a Billboard-charting, multiple-year-end-list-topping album. After signing to Roc Nation in December 2013 and numerous fashion world collaborations, her fourth LP is now expected to be out this October via 4AD.

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Silicon shares new video + announces album

siliconSilicon, aka Kody Nielson, will release his debut album ‘Personal Computer’ via Weird World on August 28, 2015. Last week, he released a new video for the single “Burning Sugar”, which is hallucinatory dreamland with everything from Silicon’s musical world in vibrant colour, as analogue and digital merge together to balance perfectly in Silicon’s vision. The video was directed by both Nielson and Ralph Brown. You can watch the video via YouTube below.

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Teen Daze reveals new single ‘Along’

teen dazeVancouver’s Teen Daze will release his first album for Paper Bag Records on August 14, 2015. ‘Morning World’ was recorded with John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone, his all-analog studio in San Francisco with co-producer Simon Bridgefoot. Take a listen to the album’s second single Along via Soundcloud below.

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Run Forever announce album + reveal new single

run foreverPittsburgh indie-rock band Run Forever has announced their new, self-titled album will be out on October 9th via No Sleep Records. You can stream their new song called Separate Bedrooms now at AVClub.com. You can pre-order the record at nslp.co/runforeverst.

“I tried writing this a lot of different ways to avoid saying who it’s about, but it’s about my mom,” says singer/guitarist Anthony Heubel. “She’ll probably cry if she ever reads this. It’s a song about the ups and downs of life and holding onto memories. It’s a sobering account of how we can sometimes find ourselves left in an unfair spot for no good reason, with such little time and energy left to turn things around. I am a product of that life, and Separate Bedrooms is an observation of how random and left to chance our outcomes or existences can feel.”

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HSY announce debut album

hsyHSY has revealed the first single from their debut LP, ‘Bask.’ The single, Scratch, smacks you in the face with buzzsaw guitars and a hyper-saturated drums and bass propelling Jude’s guttural vocals. According to Jude, Scratch was the first song written for HSY and addresses his own youthful self-regard. “Its basically about being an ego maniac and thinking your gods gift to women when really your just a smelly 20 something with nothing really to offer anyone,” he says, “a love song to myself of sorts.” Listen to it via Soundcloud below.

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Princess Century join Paper Bag Records + release debut EP

princess centuryMaya Postepski, best known for her work in Austra and Trust, will release her debut EP, ‘Lossy’ under the name Princess Century. The 3-song EP is an expansive electronic effort, along the lines of minimalist cosmic disco psychedelia. Stream the EP below via Soundcloud.

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