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Janice Headley
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  • Earlier this year, KEXP premiered the title track from David Bowie's 25th studio album (pronounced "Blackstar"). Today, we've got another single to share, "Lazarus," which appears in Bowie’s off-Broadway play of the same name. (Tune in tonight to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert as the cast performs the track.) hits stores on Bowie's Birthday, January 8th, via Columbia Records, and KEXP will salute the Thin White Duke with International Bowie Day from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PT, streaming worldwide at KEXP.ORG. [Consequence of Sound]

  • If you've ever listened to a Björk song, and thought, "WTF, woman?", then you need to check out the latest episode of Hrishikesh Hirway's Song Exploder podcast. Hirway asks artists to explain their own songs, and on the latest edition, the Icelandic icon breaks-down the Vulnicura single "Stonemilker." It's a fascinating talk, spanning both the emotional weight of the lyrics to the sonic approach of the sound. Listen below. Future episodes of Hirway's podcast will feature Courtney Barnett on "Depreston" and MGMT on "Time to Pretend." [Pitchfork]

  • Madrid-based garage rockers Hinds share an "unofficial but amazing video made by [them] with love and affection" (as they put it) for the track "San Diego." The clip shows the band out on tour, playing shows, and having fun. Watch below. Their full-length album, Leave Me Alone, hits stores on January 8th via Mom + Pop, and the ladies will be playing the 2016 Treefort Music Festival, happening March 23rd­ through 27th in Boise, Idaho. [Stereogum]

  • Christmas is just about a week away, and last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Colbert was joined by punk legend Henry Rollins to spread some festive cheer. Watch the unlikely duo perform "Carol of the Bells" below, and have yourself a very Rollins Christmas! [Spin]

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