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Janice Headley
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  • It's one of the greatest animated tie-ins since "Do the Bartman": local ladies Sleater-Kinney team up with Fox's animated series Bob's Burgers for the video for the track "A New Wave." Watch what happens when oldest daughter Tina Belcher plays her copy of No Cities To Love in her bedroom boombox. The live-action version of the band will be performing three nights at The Showbox, May 7, 8, and 9. [Under the Radar]

  • Surprise! Britpop giants Blur sprung a new track on us, which you may have heard on The Morning Show with John Richards earlier today. Stream the single "Go Out" below, which will appear on their forthcoming eighth studio album The Magic Whip (the band's first release together since 2003's Think Tank). Longtime producer Stephen Street (the man behind Modern Life Is Rubbish, Parklife, The Great Escape, and Blur) stepped behind the boards once again. The Magic Whip will be unleashed on April 28th via Parlophone. [Pitchfork]

  • Recent KEXP Song of the Day alumni Matthew E. White shares a scenic video for the track "Rock & Roll is Cold." The soulful songwriter releases his sophomore album, Fresh Blood, on March 10th via Domino. White will be stopping by Seattle on March 28th at the Sunset Tavern, and making his television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on March 16th. [Under the Radar]

  • Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi, shares the first single from his upcoming fourth album What For?, and even wrote, directed, and filmed the clip himself. Watch the results for "Empty Nesters" below. In a press release for the new album, Bundick shares, "I've done electronic R&B and more traditional recorded type R&B stuff. I just wanted to see what else was out there. It's all coming from the same mindset and point of creativity. It's just me trying to take what I already have, and then take it further." What For? hits the streets on April 7th via Carpark. [Stereogum]

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