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False-Heads - “TwentyNothing” (video) (Premiere)

The young London band False-Heads take a leaflet out of the book Nirvana wrote with its energetic new single, "TwentyNothing".

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theSHIFT - ‘7th Direction’ (EP stream) (Premiere)

The trio theSHIFT prides itself on a "high octane" brand of rock 'n' roll.

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Quiet Company: Transgressor

This is a record of top-notch power pop that’s a strong candidate for one of 2015’s best in its genre.

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Jeremy and the Harlequins - “You’re My Halo” (video) (Premiere)

The New York City rock outfit Jeremy and the Harlequins channel the spirit of '50s rock 'n' roll and turn it on its head with their latest music video.

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The Weather Machine - “Wannabe Cowboys” (audio) (Premiere)

The newest tune by this Portland, Oregon band is a fine encapsulation of the genre-melding going on in the Pacific Northwest music scene.

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‘The Wrecking Crew’ Celebrates One of the Music Industry’s Best Kept Secrets

By showing the range and the influence these session musicians had on the hits from the '50s to the '70s, The Wrecking Crew proves their place in rock 'n' roll history.

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Buffalo Killers - “Stand Back and Take a Good Look (The Nerves Cover)” (audio) (Premiere)

In paying tribute to the extensive catalogue of the classic rock 'n' roll label Alive Naturalsound, the Ohio group Buffalo Killers take on a tune by an under-the-radar '70s power pop outfit.

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People’s Blues of Richmond - “Outta My Mind” (audio) (Premiere)

The bluesy retro rock of the People's Blues of Richmond, especially on their latest track "Outta My Mind", is owed in no small part to producer Mark Neill (the Black Keys' Brothers).

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The Rua - “I’m OK” (video) (Premiere)

The final installment of PopMatters' six week series on the UK up-and-comers of the Rua concludes with an upbeat number about moving on and being confident in oneself, "I'm OK".

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BoDeans - “Slave” (audio) (Premiere)

The classic Wisconsin rock outfit BoDeans will release their 12th studio outing, I Can't Stop, this April. Now you can stream the pounding rocker "Slave".

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Jorma Kaukonen: Ain’t in No Hurry

This is feel-good music, played by a seasoned and assured troubadour equally at home on a spotlit stage or a front porch.

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How Pioneering Blues Women Were All But Written out of “Official” Blues History

While industry gatekeepers were invested in a specific image of black performance, black performers themselves had different ideas.

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By the Numbers?: An Interview with Kasabian

Following the release of their new album 48:13, Kasbian guitarist and producer Serge Pizzorno discusses ripping off the Silver Apples and ponders why, even now, people still aren't getting the joke.

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Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine

Daniel Lanois has upped the ante with Flesh and the Machine by pledging to search "for something that’s never been heard before".

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock & Roll Time

The Killer makes an album worthy of his reputation, aided by an all-star cast and co-producer (and fellow music legend) Jim Keltner.

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Sloan Picks Up Where the Beatles Left Off

Picking up where the Fab Four left off isn't easy, but if one band has done it in the past 30 years, it's Toronto's Sloan.

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Subverting the Rules: An Interview with Cory Branan

Cory Branan's brand of rocking country doesn't fit very well into music industry slots, but the Nashville-based songwriter is carving an idiosyncratic niche for himself regardless.

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23 Oct 2014 // 2:04 AM

Gary Clark Jr.: Live

This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.

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22 Oct 2014 // 2:20 AM

The Voyage Impulse in the Music of Sting

No matter what hat he wears as an artist, the impulse to voyage beyond defines Sting, as do the impulses that compel him to stay.

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moe. - “Same Old Story” (video) (Premiere)

The latest video from the longstanding jam group moe., "Same Old Story", directed by Jay Blakesberg, is a sprightly run through a graveyard.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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