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Janice Headley

  • Arcade Fire have launched an emotional video for the track "Afterlife" off their latest Reflektor. Directed by Emily Kai Bock (who's previously worked with Grimes and Grizzly Bear), it's a touching portrait of family. Be sure to tune in to The Morning Show on KEXP tomorrow from 6-10 AM for your chance to win tickets to see Arcade Fire on their Friday August 8th, 2014 stop at The Gorge. [Stereogum]

  • Scottish trio CHVRCHES brought their dance-friendly electro-pop to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night -- watch their performance of "The Mother We Share" below, and click through to watch their take on "Lies." [Pitchfork]

  • Seattle drummers, heads up: Matt Cameron is taking 2014 off from Soundgarden to focus on his previous commitments to Pearl Jam. As he posted on the Soundgarden website, "This is temporary. I am still an active member of Soundgarden. Chris, Ben, Kim and I are in the process of finding the perfect substitute for the upcoming Soundgarden dates in 2014." Could it be you? [The Stranger's Line Out]

  • Just in time for autumn, Scottish indiepop pioneers The Pastels have launched a video for the track "Kicking Leaves," off this year's release Slow Summits, the band's first proper album in 16 years. [Pitchfork]

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