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July 2014

The Most Welcome (and Unexpected) Song of the Summer Contender

It's all about bass. And booty. And embracing your shape. It has all the makings of a yawn-provoking empowerment anthem ... but instead it's one of the funnest songs you'll hear this year.


The Kinks - “The Way Love Used to Be”

In a better world, "The Way Love Used to Be" would rank alongside "You Really Got Me", "Waterloo Sunset", and "Lola" as one of the Kinks' crowning achievements.


The Bug - “Void/Function” (audio)

The London-based electronic music wizard Kevin Martin has dropped two new songs from his forthcoming album as The Bug, Angels & Devils.


Justin Townes Earle - “White Gardenias” (audio)

Justin Townes Earle has released a new song from his forthcoming studio LP, Single Mothers, the melancholy "White Gardenias."


alt-J - “Hunger of the Pine” (video) + Tour Dates

Britain's alt-J has premiered the new video "Hunger of the Pine" today.


The Feed - “Stella” (audio) (Exclusive Download)

You can download the latest tune by St. Louis retro-rockers the Feed, "Stella", here on PopMatters.


Peter Himmelman - “Too Afraid to Lose” (video) (Premiere)

Watch the video for singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman's new music video, "Too Afraid to Lose".


Dirty Lungs - “Dead in a Graveyard” (audio) (Premiere)

Check out the scuzzy, raw, and lo-fi new tune by Birmingham, Alabama garage rockers Dirty Lungs, "Dead in a Graveyard."


Blue Skies for Black Hearts - ‘Blue Skies for Black Hearts’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Stream the self-titled new album from the Portland old-school rock outfit Blue Skies for Black Hearts.


The Afghan Whigs - ‘Matamoros’ (video)

Watch the latest video from the Afghan Whigs' latest studio outing, Do to the Beast, the mathy "Matamoros".


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