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Premiere: Taggart & Rosewood, ‘The Eastern Five (Shot on Site)’

Who are Taggart & Rosewood? They made a mysterious debut this past summer at the Totally Gross National Party, playing music that sounds altogether new yet also strangely familiar. That sense of familiarity comes because the two masked men are no strangers to local music fans: they’re superproducer Ryan Olson (Poliça, Lizzo, Marijuana Deathsquads) and […]

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The Replacements release 25-minute jazz jam, because why the heck not

You never know quite what to expect from the Replacements, and sometimes that thing you get without expecting it is a 25-minute improvised jazz jam called “Poke Me In My Cage.” The 24-minute-and-22-second track—recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Waltham, Mass., reports Pitchfork—was uploaded to the band’s Soundcloud, complete with porcupine artwork. Scroll down to […]

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Thom Yorke releases new album via BitTorrent

The element of surprise is turning out to be increasingly popular among major artists. Beyoncé dropped her new album out of nowhere last December, U2 gave Songs of Innocence to half a billion iTunes users earlier this month—and now Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has suddenly released a new eight-song album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, via the download service BitTorrent. […]

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U2 releases new album on iTunes—for free

Music fans who thought they could snooze through today’s überhyped “Apple Event” were caught by surprise when U2 pulled a Beyoncé and dropped an entire new studio album, with no warning, after performing at the Cupertino press frenzy that also saw Apple announce the Apple Watch and iPhone 6. Oh…and it’s free. The new U2 album, Songs […]

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Bob Dylan to release the “complete” Basement Tapes

The 11th installment in Bob Dylan’s official “Bootleg Series” will be an expanded version of an album that could be described as his first official bootleg release: The Basement Tapes, a 1975 release of recordings made with the Band in 1967. On Nov. 4, Dylan will release The The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, a […]

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