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Bombay Bicycle Club // photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

  • The nominees have been announced for the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize, where a panel of UK music critics and industry figures declare the "Best Album of the Year." This year's nominees include:
    • FKA twigs - LP1
    • Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
    • Young Fathers - Dead
    • East India Youth - Total Strife Forever
    • Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
    • Anna Calvi - One Breath
    • Go Go Penguin - v2.0
    • Nick Mulvey - First Mind
    • Polar Bear - In Each and Every One
    • Kate Tempest - Everybody Down
    • Royal Blood - Royal Blood
    • Jungle - Jungle
    The winner will be announced on October 29th. [Pitchfork]
  • Legendary bad boys The Replacements were on their best behavior last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, giving an excellent straight-ahead performance of their classic 1987 track "Alex Chilton." (Naturally, frontman Paul Westerberg couldn't resist playing with the lyrics a little though.) The appearance ended a 30-year-long ban on the band by NBC after a disastrous Saturday Night Live performance. Watch: [Spin]

  • Over on another channel, Interpol appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to present the track "All the Rage Back Home" off their brand-new release, El Pintor. Watch below, and keep track of all these late night appearances with KEXP's TV Eye column: [Under the Radar]

  • Former Yeasayer/Caribou/Of Montreal sideman Ahmed Gallab is front-and-center for his project, Sinkane, and today he shares a video for the track “How We Be,” which showcases some incredible dancers. Watch below. You can catch Sinkane on Friday, October 17th at Barboza. [Stereogum]

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