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September 9, 2014

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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Tickle Torture, Maria Isa, Suzie, and more Minnesota record releases this week

Tickle Torture: Spectrophilia [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=2494753676 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false] Your new favorite dance-pop pants-dropper, Elliott Kozel a.k.a. Tickle Torture, is at it again. Spectrophilia is being released online today. Standout track “She’s In My Blood” has the heavy groove you would expect, but sprinkles in psychedelic oddities for good measure. The 8.5-minute track builds […]

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Today’s Music News: That guy from your favorite band is about to release his second solo album

If your favorite band is Radiohead, the Strokes, or the Smiths, a guy from your favorite band has his second solo album coming out. Radiohead drummer Phil Selway just released “It Will End in Tears,” the first single from his upcoming second solo album Weatherhouse. Julian Casablancas of the Strokes has been playing new material from his upcoming sophomore album Tyranny (due Sept. […]

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