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Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has shared a new today called “City Looks Pretty.” It’s the latest single from her upcoming record Tell Me How You Really Feel and follows “Nameless, Faceless” and “Need a Little Time.” It comes with a vintage-themed video by Barnett. “City Looks Pretty” will be available as a 12″ single for Record Store Day this Saturday, alongside a new track titled “Sunday Roast.” Tell Me How You Really Feel is out 5/18 on Mom + Pop/Marathon/Milk! Records. Barnett will be in Seattle on Monday, October 8 to play the Paramount. [ Under the Radar ]


Ben Gibbard stopped by Conan to play “And I Love Him,” his contribution to the compilation EP Universal Love. Created by MGM Resorts, the compilation has artists rework classic songs with the gender roles reversed. Gibbard took on The Beatles’ “And I Love Her,” off of 1964’s A Hard Day’s Night. Other artists featured on the compilation include Bob Dylan, St. Vincent, Kesha, and Kele Okereke. Universal Love is out now. [ Consequence of Sound ]


Swedish singer Lykke Li has announced her first album since 2014’s I Never Learn, titled so sad, so sexy. She’s also shared two songs from it, “hard rain” and “deep end.” Li’s romantic partner, pop producer Jeff Bhasker, co-produced “Deep End” with Malay and T-Minus. Former Vampire Weekend member, Rostam handled production on “Hard Rain.” An interesting feature appears on the tracklist from Portland rapper Aminé for the song “Two Nights.” Lately, Li has been releasing music under the project LIV, which includes Bhasker, Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg from Miike Snow, and Peter Bjorn and John's Björn Yttling. so sad, so sexy is out June 1 via RCA. [ Pitchfork ]



Florida’s Yuno is about to breakthrough with his first album for Sub Pop, Moodie. Today, he shared the latest single off it, “Why For.” It follows the lead single “No Going Down,” which we recently featured as a Song of the Day pick from Cheryl Waters. Ish Butler of Shabazz Palaces pushed for Yuno to get a deal from Sub Pop and, based on the early singles, it seems like it was a good call. Moodie is out June 15 and Yuno will play the Crocodile on Monday, April 23 opening for Twin Shadow. [ Stereogum ]


In between Coachella sets, Hundred Waters has unveiled a new song called “Mushroom Cloud.” A stark piano ballad, the song focuses on frontwoman Nicole Miglis’ stellar voice. Alongside the song, a mini-documentary about the band has been shared titled “Communicating.” The film focuses on the dissolution of Miglis and her bandmate/boyfriend Trayer Tryon’s relationship. Last year, the band released their third studio album through OWSLA, Communicating. [ Consequence of Sound ]



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