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Queens of the Stone Age have released a new song called “My God is the Sun”. Their new album Like Clockwork will be released June 4th. If this new song is any indication it’s good to have these guys back.

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You can get an early listen to the full Strokes album here from our friends at pitchfork and see what you think of the new album. It definitely sounds more like Julian Casablanca’s solo album than it does older strokes stuff but there are some good tracks on here as well. Let me know what you think of the new album.

Local Natives Entire new album Hummingbird is available to stream on Soundcloud for the next 2 weeks!

The Strokes are apparently getting ready to release a new album and to show it they have put out a new single called “One Way Trigger”. the song sounds more like Julian Casablanca’s solo album stuff than it does like some of the older Strokes material. It will be interesting to see if this will be the whole style of the entire new album or not. Check out the song below and see what you think.

Local Natives new album Hummingbird is currently available to stream now on itunes. After checking it out I cannot wait to get my hands on this thing when it comes out next week. If you loved there first album you will love this one as well. Stream the album while its still available now here on itunes

It’s been a while since the release of The National’s last album High Violet but recently they’ve decided to surprise us by playing 5 new songs and possibly hinting at the release of a new album some time soon. On the Toronto show Q live the band performed the songs “Rylan” and “i need my girl”. You can listen to them here. In England the band performed 3 new songs including “Lola”, “Sullivan”, and “Prime” you can watch the footage below.

So the band Bad Books, a collaboration between Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine have released their second album simply titled II. The band released the album back in October and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out you definitely should. Most collaborations tend to fall flat but these guys are able to come together almost like a sense of brotherhood in order to put the album together. Check it out here.

 

 

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Local Natives have played a new song live on the BBC this week. The song is called “Heavy Feet” and they play it along with “Breakers” on the live session. Both tracks will appear on their upcoming album Hummingbird. The song sounds great and makes me look forward even more to the album coming out. You can check out the song here around the 2:42 mark of the whole show.

Benjamin Gibbard has released another song from his new solo album Former Lives out October 16th. The song is called “Bigger Than Love” and it also features singer Aimee Mann. The song is another diary entry from the lyricists who can mix emotions and narratives so well. check out the song on NPR and see what you think.

So the album doesn’t officially drop until September 18th but the band has made their full album Mirage Rock available to stream on SoundCloud today. You can hear all 11 tracks right now for free. Not much more to add to that so let me know what you think of their effort.