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Janice Headley
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  • While we'd naturally prefer you to keep listening to KEXP, there's several great full album streams out today, too. Yo La Tengo share their forthcoming full-length, Stuff Like That There, which hits stores August 28th via Matador Records (stream here). Much like the band's 1990 release Fakebook, the album consists of covers, and reunites them with Fakebook producer Gene Holder and original band member Dave Schramm. KEXP presents Yo La Tengo on Friday, November 20th at the Neptune Theatre. [Consequence of Sound]

  • Today, you can also stream the new Beach House album, Depression Cherry. A press release states, "In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist." The Baltimore duo's fifth full-length hits stores on August 28th via Sub Pop. [Stereogum]

  • And, finally, you can also now stream the new album from Destroyer, a.k.a. Dan Bejar. On his tenth full-length, Poison Season, Bejar says, "This is the first record that I've ever done that comes close to my idea of myself as a singer." Hear for yourself below. Poison Season comes out August 28th on Merge Records, and you can catch Bejar with a full-band on Friday, October 16th at the Neptune Theatre. [Under the Radar]

  • KEXP sends our sympathies to local band Death Cab for Cutie, whose Facebook page was hacked last night with some, uh, rather explicit content. It's NSFW, but if you're curious, screenshots were posted via Noisey. The band swiftly deleted the posts this morning, offering an apology, but it looks like the hashtag #deathcabforbooty may have already taken off. [Spin]

  • And finally, in what might the coolest music/television collaboration of all time, punk godmother Patti Smith has recorded an elegy for the long-running Adult Swim cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force. After 13 seasons, the quirky cartoon calls it quits this Sunday night at midnight with the series finale, "The Last One Forever and Ever (For Real This Time) (We ****ing Mean It)." Stream her ode below: [Pitchfork]

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