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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, Feb 25, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Brooklyn's the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have just announced an April 22nd release for their third album, Days of Abandon.

Singer/guitarist Kip Berman describes the record’s new sound:  “I didn’t want to make Belong. This album was a chance to step back from that universal style of songwriting to something that was far more personal, more in keeping with my original ideals. I wanted the music to be joyful and full of light, even if the subjects were often dark.”



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Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
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Manchester Orchestra are back on April Fool's Day with their new record Cope via Loma Vista/Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. The band has just released the first video from the project.

Lead singer Andy Hull explains: “‘Top Notch’ is about two brothers trying to escape a fire. We tried to create something that told less of an immediate story and caused more of a gut reaction. Something to be interpreted without laying it all out in front of you. It’s also quite terrifying. Like somebody was digging and found this VHS artifact in the ground.”



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Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Today the Afghan Whigs have offered up the first video, "Algiers", for their new album Do to the Beast, releasing 14/15 April via Sub Pop.


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