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Today’s Music News: Wilco cancel Indiana show over Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Wilco have canceled a May 7 performance in Indianapolis in protest of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a recently-passed law that has been controversial due to the fact that it permits businesses to refuse customers based on their sexual orientation. “The ‘Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination to us,” wrote Wilco […]

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Today’s Music News: Prince sued over Judith Hill album release

Prince is being sued by a producer named Jolene Cherry, who claims that Prince’s release of an album he produced for Judith Hill violates a contract that Cherry has with Hill. Meanwhile, Hill has filed her own suit against Cherry, arguing that Hill is “an independent artist, not bound by contract to anyone.” (Rolling Stone) The night before Prince […]

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Today’s Music News: Krist Novoselic will be on the next Modest Mouse album

With their new album Strangers to Ourselves still new on record store shelves, Modest Mouse have confirmed that their next album will come out next year—and that it will feature a contribution by Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. Novoselic says the bass riff he played for the band is “pretty edgy.” (NME) Watch Modest Mouse perform “Be Brave” on The Late Late […]

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Hippo Campus follow up successful SXSW run with Conan appearance

It’s hard to believe that Hippo Campus only formed a year and a half ago and released their debut EP, Bashful Creatures, in November. Tonight, the St. Paul quartet of 19- and 20-year-olds will make their late-night television debut as the musical guests on Conan. “We like Hippo Campus so much, we’re starting a tribute […]

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Today’s Music News: Elvis Costello, Johnny Marr prep memoirs

You get a memoir! And you get a memoir! Everybody gets a memoir among indie rock notables this year…including, now, Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr. Costello’s Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink will be published on Oct. 13; Smiths guitarist Marr’s as-yet-untitled memoir will hit shelves about a year later, in fall 2016. Woodbury’s Hippo Campus will make their national TV debut […]

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Today’s Music News: Modest Mouse unveil ‘linguistic remix generator’ for new album

Modest Mouse have created a “linguistic remix generator” for their new album Strangers to Ourselves: it creates an audiovisual experience pairing text you provide with images and music from the album. Meanwhile, frontman Isaac Brock posted a track-by-track album commentary on Spotify. (Pitchfork) Read Leah Garaas’s review of Strangers to Ourselves, and grab tickets to see Modest Mouse […]

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