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Janice Headley
The National

  • Brooklyn band The National have quietly shared a new track: stream the single "Sunshine on My Back" below, featuring guest vocals from Sharon Van Etten. The track was recorded during the sessions for their 2013 release Trouble Will Find Me, and comes free with every rental or purchase of the Mistaken for Strangers documentary through the digital distributor VHX. [Spin]

  • UK pop giants Blur share a joyful new video today for the track "Lonesome Street." In the clip, director Ben Reed captures the Phoenix Fly Line Dancing Group, a Chinese folk dance troupe based out of San Francisco. Watch their beautiful performance below. "Lonesome Street" appears on the band's highly-anticipated eighth album The Magic Whip, out April 28th via Parlophone; it'll be the band's first new album since 2003's Think Tank. [Under the Radar]

  • Massachusetts-based indie rockers Speedy Ortiz share a new '90s-inspired track. Stream the single "Puffer" below from their forthcoming sophomore release Foil Deer. KEXP presents Speedy Ortiz at Barboza on Wednesday, May 27th. Foil Deer hits stores on April 21st via Carpark. [Stereogum]

  • Brighten up your day with this cheerful video from L.A. group Best Coast for the track "Heaven Sent." The clip, co-directed by frontwoman Bethany Cosentino with Lana Kim, shows the band surrounded by rose petals and red balloons. Lovely! "Heaven Sent" will appear on the band's third album California Nights, out May 5th on Capitol's Harvest Records. [Under the Radar]

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