Battles release mini-documentary about new record

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Their latest, La Di Da Di is out September 18 on Warp. Check them out at Saint Vitus next month!

New Mac DeMarco instrumental record: ‘Some Other Ones’

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Just in time for his bbq today in Brooklyn! From Pitchfork:

The 4th of July just ended, but that’s no reason to not throw another cookout. To help, Mac DeMarco has just shared Some Other Ones, a collection of instrumental recordings he’s billed as his “BBQ soundtrack.” It features songs such as “Little Pepper” and “Onion Man”, and was recorded from July 4-8 in Queens, New York. Check it out below via his Bandcamp. You might hear some of these tunes at the BBQ that DeMarco is throwing in Brooklyn this afternoon in support of his new record, Another One. That goes down at 153 Morgan Ave at 1 p.m.; you’ll also be able to score some food if you make a food bank donation.

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Tanlines’ video for ‘Palace’ stars Natasha Lyonne, Alex Karpovsky and Baby’s All Right

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Tanlines’ new video for Palace is largely filmed in Williamsburg’s Baby’s All Right and features a few faces you may recognize. From UO Blog:

Set to “Palace,” off of the band’s sophomore album Highlights, the music video follows singer/guitarist Eric Emm and his doppelgänger (played by Alex Karpovsky, of HBO’s Girls, who co-directed the music video with Teddy Blanks) as they react differently to a break-up.

Think of it as the band version of Sliding Doors, with a similarly impressive lineup of actors; in addition to Alex, the music video also stars Natasha Lyonne (aka Nicky Nichols on Orange is the New Black) and features appearances by Leo Fitzpatrick and Ben Sinclair.

Watch below:

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New FIDLAR: ’40oz. On Repeat’

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We enjoyed seeing the always energetic FIDLAR open for the always sweaty Metz last week. (Both bands were great). FIDLAR played a handful of new songs from their upcoming record, Too, which now has a release date of September 4:

Los Angeles band FIDLAR today announced they will release their second full length album, Too, on September 4th via Mom + Pop Music. The album is available for pre-order today at iTunes and directly from the band at www.fidlarmusic.com with exclusive merchandise bundles. [Read more...]

Video: Ducktails – ‘Headbanging In The Mirror’

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Matt Mondanile of Real Estate (aka Ducktails) has a new record coming out on July 24th. Here’s the first single from St. Catherine. Ducktails will be at Bowery Ballroom on August 8. [Read more...]

Five Leaves POV burger lunch

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Do you work a 9-5 job and wish you could enjoy a leisured, weekday big breakkie?  Don’t have time to wait two hours on Sunday morning for a table? Craving some avocado toast and a bloody mary? Lament no more, y’all!

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Video Series Brooklyn X Brooklyn

Our friends at Brooklyn Magazine premiered Brooklyn X Brooklyn this week, a video series shot at Braund Studios in Greenpoint of up and coming NYC artists covering over NYC artists. The first videos released feature Juan Wauters, formerly of The Beets. Wauters plays his own song “I Was Well,” a single from his sophomore album Who Me? out May 13 on Captured Tracks. For his second song, Wauters performs “Questioningly” by the Ramones.

Look and listen:

Next in the series are Beverly, Great Good Fine OK and Strange Names. Stay tuned!

Interview: Mystery Skulls

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If you’re a child of the 90s, you’ll recognize Mystery Skulls as a reference to a nostalgic Nickelodeon television show. However, if you’re a Spotify user, or you’re known to fall victim to YouTube click-a-thons, you know that this name is still alive and well in the form of a one-man electro-pop outfit who’s recently been blowing up the airwaves and interwebs.

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