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11/23/2015
Janice Headley
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  • Last night at the American Music Awards, Seattle's own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debuted a brand-new track titled "Kevin," which we can only assume is named for KEXP's Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole. (Note: it's not.) Soul sensation Leon Bridges joins them on guest vocals. Stream the single and watch their live performance below. [Spin]

  • Brooklyn-based dream-pop band DIIV premiered another new track from their forthcoming sophomore full-length, Is the Is Are. Stream the single "Mire (Grant's Song)" below. Frontman Zachary Cole Smith wrote on the band's Tumblr, "and why is this Grant's song? i don't know really. it just always made me think of Grant, from the first time we ever played it as a band, he was sitting right there, and his face, his reaction... i'll never ever forget that moment." (Follow up question: who's Grant???) Is the Is Are will be out February 5th, 2016 via Captured Tracks. [Under the Radar]

  • Hard to believe, but Record Store Day's Black Friday is coming up this weekend. One of the limited-edition releases to seek out is the latest from The Arcs, a side project of The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, titled The Arcs vs. the Inventors Vol. 1. The six-song release features collaborations with Dr. John, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, and David Berman of the Silver Jews, who co-wrote the song you can stream below, "Young." Can't wake up early enough on Friday? Nonesuch will issue the EP as a digital release on December 11th. [Pitchfork]

  • Parisian pop duo The Dø head to Japan in the video for their track "Trustful Hands," an irresistibly-catchy single off their latest, Shake Shook Shaken. Watch as band members Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy take on the streets of Tokyo in this playful clip. Shake Shook Shaken is out now on Siamese Squids. [Stereogum]

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