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02/03/2016
Janice Headley
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  • Northwest singer/songwriter M. Ward stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to share two tracks from his forthcoming full-length, More Rain. Watch a replay of "Confession" and the web exclusive of "Girl From Conejo Valley" below. More Rain hits stores on March 4th via Merge, and features guest appearances from Neko Case, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, K.D. Lang, The Secret Sisters, and Joey Spampinato of NRBQ. You can catch him at the 2016 Sasquatch Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend. [Consequence of Sound]

  • If you've ever dreamed of going on tour with M83, now's your chance! The French electronic group are recruiting a female singer-keyboardist for their upcoming tour. You must be able to rehearse with the band in Los Angeles in March; you must be free to travel and work from April to December 2016; you must have a passport valid for the next two years; and you must not have a criminal history that would keep you from traveling between countries. Click here to apply! [Pitchfork]

  • We're bummed that Gun Outfit has left Olympia for Los Angeles, but it sounds like the sun has done them well: check out their latest track "Make Me Promise" below. The single appears on an upcoming EP, Two Way Player, out February 21st on Wharf Cat. Gun Outfit are kicking off 2016 with an extensive European tour with guest musician Henry Barnes of Amps For Christ. [Stereogum]

  • Stereolab vocalist Laetitia Sadier has collaborated with Bradford Cox in the past, and now her former bandmates have recruited his talents, too. Check out Bradford's guest vocals on the latest single from Cavern of Anti-Matter, a trio featuring Tim Gane and Joe Dillworth of Stereolab, with Holger Zapf. (And the video below was directed by UK film director Peter Strickland.) Their debut full-length, void beats / invocation trex, hits stores February 19th via Duophonic. [Under the Radar]

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