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Janice Headley
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  • Following a carefree, celebratory set at the Sasquatch! Music Festival as Big Grams, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter strip back down to Phantogram for their forthcoming full-length, Three. Get a taste with a video for the first single "You Don’t Get Me High Anymore," directed by Grant Singer (the Weeknd, Future, Skrillex). Carter tells Pitchfork, the song "is kind of about this feeling of everything being redundant and nothing being good enough. Metaphorically, it’s about addiction. It’s also about certain things that we see in culture, pop culture, and even music that we find redundant, that we’ve always kind of strayed away from as a group." Phantogram perform at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, October 7th. [Pitchfork]

  • Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson -- aka The Tallest Man on Earth -- shares new music, too. Stream the single "Time of the Blue" below, accompanied by a video, directed by Rolf Nylinder. Matsson recently announced his summer tour dates, which don't seem to include Seattle (yet?). His most recent LP, Dark Bird Is Home, is out now via Dead Oceans. [Under the Radar]

  • M. Ward is taking Conor Oberst for a ride in the video for the track "Slow Driving Rain," off Ward's latest, More Rain. Watch below. The clip, directed by Carlos Foster, features a nighttime drive with Ward combined with performance footage. And then Oberst shows up as a passenger. The two previously worked together on the 2009 Monsters of Folk album, along with Jim James from My Morning Jacket and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes. [Under the Radar]

  • Late night TV is really getting a dose of the late Definitive Jux label with Aesop Rock on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, and now El-P on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon with his project Run the Jewels backing DJ Shadow. Together, they gave a funky performance of "Nobody Speak," a track from The Mountain Will Fall, DJ Shadow's first new album in five years, out June 24th via Mass Appeal. [Stereogum]

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