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Britta Plyler
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  • In 2013 Laura Marling starred in a short film called Woman Driver,as part of a 72-hour National Film Challenge in Marfa, Texas. Marling debuts three new songs in the film, in which she portrays a hitchhiker. One of the songs may even appear on her upcoming album Short Movie (out March 24). Check out Woman Driver below. [CoS]

  • Spoon are getting ready to head out on an extensive North American tour to support their recent album They Want My Soul. Luckily, the band will make their way through Washington state. On May 23 they'll be performing at Sasquatch! and the next day they'll be at Knitting Factory in Spokane (tickets for sale on February 13). [Pitchfork]

  • Today Hot Chip tweeted out a clue about possible new music. They shared a link which takes you to a site that plays a very brief snippet of distorted vocals and music before showing the phrase "Why Make Sense?" Hopefully, this means new music is on the horizon. [Stereogum]

  • Treefort Music Festival announced its third and final round of 2015 Performing artists. Just announced: Jon & Josiah (The Head and The Heart), Lyrics Born, BADBADNOTGOOD, Black Milk and others will join a stellar lineup that also includes TV on the Radio, Foxygen, of Montreal, !!!, Trampled by Turtles, YACHT, Craft Spells, Twerps, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and more. Treefort sets up in downtown Boise, ID, on March 25-29. Find out more here.

  • Matthew Cooper of Eluvium and Mark T. Smith of Explosions in the Sky have teamed up to become Inventions. The duo will release their album Maze of Woods on March 17. Today they've shared the animated video for album track "Springworlds." Watch below. [Pitchfork]

  • Swedish post-punk outfit Makthaverskan have shared "Witness." The intense track will serve as the A-side of their 7" Record Store Day (4/18) release. The juxtaposition of Maja Milner's stunning vocals and the band's go-for-broke instrumentals really makes this track shine. [Stereogum]

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