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  • Folk rockers The Mountain Goats have dropped a new song called "Going Back to California." According to frontman John Darnielle, the song is ÔÇťabout about the plane crash that killed [Ozzy Osbourne guitarist] Randy Rhoads, which happened right in the middle of a tour." The track belongs to a larger collection of songs the band has written about Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. Download the song below. [CoS]
Going Back to California - The Mountain Goats

  • On April 8, Anthony Gonzales led music project M83 will release their seventh studio album, Junk, via Mute. Kick off your weekend with the album's sprawling, six-minute single "Solitude" below. [Pitchfork]

  • PJ Harvey will release her latest album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, on April 15. Today, she's shared the video for the album's first single "The Community of Hope." The song is about the poverty and hardships of living in Washington DC's Ward 7. Wartime photographer Seamus Murphy beautifully captured the everyday vibe of the DC neighborhood. [Stereogum]

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