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Superchunk to Reissue Come Pick Me Up

Superchunk will reissue their landmark 1999 album Come Pick Me Up on July 10 via Merge Records. The album will be available on CD, LP, and digital download, and includes new liner notes from Chicago Reader’s Peter Margasak and Superchunk bass player Laura Ballance. The CD and LP formats will also …

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Giorgio Moroder Previews Entire Déjà Vu Album in Epic Megamix Video

Giorgio Moroder has previewed the entirety of his forthcoming Déjà Vu record in a new megamix video that features some epic partner dancing from Ade Obayomi, Caitlin Kinney, and Megan Kinney. The short film was produced by Hyper House and features snippets of every song on the album, ending with a …

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Tame Impala Share New Puppet-Filled Video for "'Cause I'm A Man"

Tame Impala have shared a new video for their Currents single "'Cause I'm A Man", a followup to last week's 3D-animated video for the same song. The new video was co-directed by Dan Dipaola and Megan McShane, and features a bunch of puppets performing the song. Watch it below.

Previously, the band …

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Ian MacKaye Digs Up Fan Letter from 14-Year-Old Dave Grohl

Photo via Foo Fighters' TwitterDave Grohl has revealed that Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi recently unearthed a fan letter from a 14-year-old Grohl, as Stereogum points out.

Shared by Grohl via the Foo Fighters' Twitter, the letter asks MacKaye for phone numbers of music connections to get …

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Courtney Barnett Performs "Depreston" in Paris for La Blogothèque's Take Away Show

Courtney Barnett has filmed a "Take Away Show" session for La Blogothèque. Her secluded, intimate performance of "Depreston" (from her new album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit) was filmed in Paris by Colin Solal Cardo. Watch below.

Starting tomorrow, Barnett will appear in the …

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Bonnaroo Enlists Chance the Rapper, Metallica's Rob Trujillo, DMC, More for SuperJam

The Bonnaroo SuperJam, the annual tradition of one-off collaborations between diverse artists, is part of what sets the Manchester, Tennessee fest apart from every other major festival. This year's theme is "Throwback Superjam Dance Party". Says the Bonnaroo site, "this year we'll be reveling in a …

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Bonnaroo Enlists Chance the Rapper, Miguel, Metallica's Rob Trujilio, More for SuperJam

The Bonnaroo SuperJam, the annual tradition of one-off collaborations between diverse artists, is part of what sets the Manchester, Tennessee fest apart from every other major festival. This year's theme is "Throwback Superjam Dance Party". Says the Bonnaroo site, "this year we'll be reveling in a …

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Julian Casablancas Teaches You About Politics, Makes You Bob Marley and Lou Reed Mixtapes

Are you looking for an introduction to the music of Lou Reed and Bob Marley? Have you ever pondered Julian Casablancas' opinions regarding the long-term effects of global capitalism? Wonder no more: the Strokes/Voidz frontman has relaunched his website to include two new sections: "Politics", in …

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Shamir Covers Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go Round"

Shamir recently dropped his debut record, Ratchet. Earlier this week, he stopped by Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show to perform "On the Regular" along with an acoustic cover of Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go Round". In addition to performing, Shamir discussed his rise to fame, and recalled the first time he …

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Mocky Works on His New Album Key Change in His "Whistlin'" Video

The producer/performer/composer/Dominic Salole, aka Mocky, has worked with Feist, Jamie Lidell, Peaches, Kelela, Chilly Gonzales, and others. He will release his new album Key Change on June 26 via Heavy Sheet. Feist, Gonzales, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Moses Sumney, and more guest on the album.

The …

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Pitchfork Seeks Design Interns in Chicago

Pitchfork is looking for a summer graphic design intern to work in our Chicago office. The candidate will assist the design team in digital and print design tasks. This is a paid internship.

All candidates should be recent grads or students in an undergraduate graphic design program and be available …

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Prefuse 73 Announces Every Color of Darkness EP, Shares "Search the Sky"

Guillermo Scott Herren, aka Prefuse 73, has detailed his latest EP Every Color of Darkness, which was announced earlier this year as a companion piece to his recent album and EP. It's out July 10 via Temporary Residence Ltd. That's the track "Search the Sky" above.

Herren previously teased the first …

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DJ Quik Remixes Spoon's "Inside Out" With Iamsu!, Kurupt, and Boogie

Photo by Yours Truly/ G L Askew II

For a new remix of Spoon's "Inside Out", DJ Quik has enlisted Iamsu!, Kurupt, and Boogie. It's a collaboration that's part of Yours Truly's Songs From Scratch series. Listen to it below and watch a video about the making of the remix.

Quik explains that the original …

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Wu-Tang, Grimes, Jane’s Addiction, D’Angelo, Dag Nasty, CHVRCHES, Future Islands Set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Festival returns November 6-8 to Auditorium Shores in Austin. Today, the lineup has been announced.

It includes Jane’s Addiction (performing Ritual De Lo Habitual in full for the album's twentieth anniversary), a rare reunion show from Dag Nasty, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, CHVRCHES, …

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The New Pornographers Go to Cuba With "Champions of Red Wine" Video

The New Pornographers have shared a visual for their Brill Bruisers single "Champions of Red Wine". Directorial team Cudmore + Leblanc filmed the entire video – which concerns a self-proclaimed "Prehistoric Man" who goes through an existential crisis in paradise – on location in Cuba. Check out the …

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Jamie xx Shares Alternate In Colour Mixes on BBC Radio 1

Jamie xx's debut solo LP In Colour is out June 1 via Young Turks. This week, he's been streaming the album – which includes "Girl", "Sleep Sound", "Loud Places" (with the xx's Romy), "Gosh", and "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" featuring Young Thug and Popcaan – on iTunes. Today, he appeared …

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Flume and Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt Invade the Sydney Opera House for "Some Minds" Video

Australian beatmaker Harley Streten, aka Flume, has released the video for "Some Minds", a new collaborative track featuring vocals and lyrics from Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt. The clip, directed by Clemens Habicht, offers an eerie, inside look at the Sydney Opera House after hours. Shot over the …

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Willis Earl Beal Announces Noctunes, Shares "Flying So Low"

Willis Earl Beal's last album Experiments in Time was released last summer. One year later, he's releasing Noctunes. It's out August 28 via Tender Loving Empire. That's album cut "Flying So Low" above.

In a statement, Beal called the album intentionally minimalistic. "People had all these ideas about …

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Lil B Does the Cooking Dance at the Rockets-Warriors Playoff Game

Tonight, the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors faced off in the NBA playoffs. Both Kanye West and Lil B were in the building.

West didn't perform this time, instead enjoying the game from courtside. Lil B, however, did the cooking dance for ESPN. Watch it happen below via The …

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Tyler, the Creator Implies That Odd Future Is "No More"

Tyler, the Creator spent some time on Twitter tonight looking back on the last five years of Odd Future. As Billboard points out, he seemed to imply that the collective is "no more."

Those seven letters he's referring to are likely OFWGKTA. It's unclear if his tweets indicate a full-on breakup or if …

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Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Rancid Performing Full Albums at Riot Fest

The multi-city Riot Fest is back this fall. Denver's fest is from August 28-30. The Chicago fest takes place at Douglas Park from September 11-13. Toronto's happens at Downsview Park from September 19-20. Today, the lineups for all three fests have been announced.

In Chicago, several artists will …

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Weezer Announce Tour

Last fall, Weezer released Everything Will Be Alright in the End. This summer, they're hitting the festival circuit. Find those dates below.

Weezer:

06-06 Thackerville, OK - Winstar World Casino

06-07 Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Festival

06-13 Burlington, Ontario - Burlington's Sound of Music …

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Michel Gondry Discusses the Chemical Brothers' "Go" Video in Behind-the-Scenes Clip

The Chemical Brothers' new single "Go", their collaboration with Q-Tip, arrived earlier this month with a new music video directed by Michel Gondry. A new behind-the-scenes video takes a look at the video's concept, creation, and choreography. It features interviews with Gondry and choreographer …

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Kanye West Settles "Bound 2" Sample Lawsuit

At the end of 2013, Kanye West was sued by Ricky Spicer, the Ponderosa Twins Plus One singer whose voice was prominently featured in "Bound 2". Spicer sued West and his labels, claiming that he hadn't authorized the use of the song. Billboard reports that West has settled.

Paperwork was filed earlier …

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DJ Rashad's 6613 EP Announced

Hyperdub are releasing an EP of material from the late DJ Rashad's vaults. The 6613 EP is out June 29 and features collaborations with DJ Spinn, DJ Manny, Taso, and Gant-Man. All proceeds will go to Rashad's family.

Read Meaghan Garvey's new feature From Teklife to the Next Life.

6613 EP:

01 CCP2 [ft. …

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Pitchfork.tv's Contours Series Documents Courtney Barnett's Tour in Real Time

Pitchfork.tv is happy to announce the launch of a new series, Contours, taking you on tour with some of our favorite artists. As they travel from show to show, we’ll give you behind-the-scenes moments as they occur in real time. After the tour’s over, you’ll also get to see a documentary made about …

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Kendrick Lamar Does "These Walls" With Dancers, Chats About Taylor Swift on "Ellen"

Kendrick Lamar made an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" today to perform his To Pimp A Butterfly track "These Walls" and have a quick chat. As Lamar performed, a dancing couple swooped around the stage; meanwhile, an off-screen painter crafted a portrait of the performance which he …

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Photo Galleries: Festival for the Future: FORM Arcosanti

Taking place within a breathtaking urban labratory in Arizona's high desert and curated by pop experimentalists Hundred Waters, last weekend's FORM Arcosanti festival featured acts such as How to Dress Well, Julianna Barwick, the Antlers, Pharmakon, Skrillex, M. Geddes Gengras, and more. …

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DANIELS Featured in Latest Episode of Pitchfork.tv and Canal 180's "Director ID" Series

Pitchfork.tv's "Director ID" series, a collaboration with Portuguese music and arts television network Canal 180 that profiles some of the best directors working in music videos today, continues with new episodes. The latest features DANIELS, the directing duo of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, …

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Christopher Owens Releases Surprise Album Chrissybaby Forever

Last week, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens shared a new track, "Selfish Feelings", which he said was "from a forthcoming album." Today, he's released that album, the follow-up to last year's A New Testament.

Titled Chrissybaby Forever, the sixteen-track LP was co-produced, engineered, and …

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