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  • West coast weirdo Ariel Pink shares a video today for the track "Jell-O" off last year's stellar full-length Pom Pom. The psychedelic clip, directed by Dan Kapelovitz, showcases vintage meat industry footage interspersed with the band making Jell-O shots. The video is dedicated to the late Kim Fowley, who co-wrote the song. Watch below, and watch video from his KEXP in-studio session here. [Pitchfork]

  • The future of Crystal Castles has been up in the air since the departure of vocalist Alice Glass, but founding member Ethan Kath is forging ahead, sharing the new track today "Frail" featuring a new, unnamed singer. Check it out below: [Spin]

  • It's been a while since we've heard from Swedish trio Peter Bjorn And John, but the boys have actually been busy running their record label/artist collective, INGRID. This weekend, they'll return with their first new song in years for an exclusive Record Store Day compilation, INGRID Volym 2. Check out the dance-pop groove of "High Up (Take Me To The Top)" below: [Stereogum]

  • The psych rockers from down under, Tame Impala, stopped by Conan last night to perform the single "Let It Happen" from their forthcoming third full-length Currents. No official release date yet for the new one, but you can hear live renditions of the new songs when the band stop by the Sasquatch! Music Festival on May 25th. Watch their performance below, and keep track of all the late-night TV musical highlights with KEXP's TV Eye column. [Stereogum]

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