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Katherine Humphreys
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  • Minneapolis band Poliça released their single "Tiff" from their upcoming album, and the song features Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. The track a synth pop dream - darkly lit by the echos of Vernon's voice in the background. [Pitchfork]
  • When James Blake isn't working at James Blake, he does remixes as Harmonix - and he dropped a beautiful echo filled remix of Mala's "Changes" on BBC 1. [Pitchfork]
  • Steve Buscemi and Vampire Holiday, excuse me Vampire Weekend, have released another fairly baffling video previewing their upcoming concert at Roseland Ballroom as part of the Unstaged web series - which for some reason is being directed by Buscemi. No one seems to understand the logic behind the pairing, except that both Buscemi and Vampire Weekend are popular names in general. [Stereogum]
  • Brazillian psyche rock outfit Os Mutantes have a new track that might be more fitting in a Bob Marley tribute comp - "Ganjaman" is a winding rhythmic trump through upbeat drums and accented lyrics. Its a charming song for the spring, guitars sparking over the rasta like track. Stream at Impose.
  • In case you missed it: Parenthetical Girls premiered the third video in a four part documentary music video series last week with help from their Portland friends IntoTheWoods.TV. In this video they perform "For The Final Girls" on a slowly moving carousel on a drizzly day. All of the songs for the documentary come from their forthcoming album Privileges and previous videos included performances on an abandoned river boat and in a 300 year old church.  [Impose]
  • The National are the subject matter, if perhaps more background material as a stage for another story, of the documentary Mistaken For Strangers being premiered at Tribeca Film Festival next week. Where other documentaries that follow tours are usually filmed by interested outside parties - this film was created by the brother of front man Matt Beringer - Tom Beringer who acted as tour manager. Filmed during the High Violet tour, fans will be given a look at The National with their guard down, both tired and angry as well as happy and joyous. [Pitchfork]

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Diplo's music project Major Lazer gave a killer performance last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He was joined on the track "Get Free" by Amber Coffman and Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors as well as The Roots. Look for Major Lazer's sophomore album Free the Universe on April 16. [CoS]

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