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Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
The Black Keys scale back on their roots and once again change gears with a new single.

The Black Keys have made a career out of finding the cracks between rock music’s past and present, living in that middle ground and refusing to choose a side by pairing throwback riffs and howls with the stranglehold of pop’s modern sensibilities. And nothing has changed with their new single “Fever”, the first release off their forthcoming May 13 LP, Turn Blue, except the way they do it. This time, more than two years since we’ve heard from them, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney drive even further from the barebones, gritty blues-rock that skyrocketed them from Akron and dive into a pool of dense, piercing psychedelia. Danger Mouse is once again co-producing, so expect a few twists and turns that may or may not piss you off, depending on your thoughts about their music becoming more easily digestible. The track list for Turn Blue is below.


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Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
HAIM was one of 2013's most universally adored new artists, including here at PopMatters. Today the LA band has dropped two new remixes for the tune "If I Could Change Your Mind".


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Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Blueprint's latest single, "Respect the Architect", makes a case for his place in the hip-hop pantheon. It's hard to argue with him when he drops lines like, "the rhyme is my funky drummer". Sublime.



Respect the Architect releases April 22nd via Weightless Recordings.


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Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
The long-awaited new album from Kelis, Food releases April 22nd via Ninja Tune. Here is the soul diva's latest video, featuring some groovy and bluesy guitar licks. 2014 is looking to be an amazing year for soul music.


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Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Detroit's Passalacqua and Flint Eastwood unite in music video for new song "POWER".

On paper, a socially conscious, groove-laden hip-hop group may not be the most natural bedfellow for an act indebted to spaghetti Western motifs. In the melting pot of Detroit, though, such a blending of genres is a welcome experiment, manifesting in the music video for “POWER” by Passalacqua and Flint Eastwood.


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