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The Dolomites - “Wakannai” (video) (premiere)

A Balkan-Japanese polka with tribal scatting? Sure, why not?

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7 Jul 2015 // 11:43 AM

My Five Nights with U2

I attended all five shows of U2’s Chicago residency -- nearly 12 hours of Bono & Co. in the flesh -- that ended Thursday night at the United Center.

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Gagarin - “Feral Dreams” (audio) (premiere)

Classic and avant-garde electronic sounds intertwine on the veteran artist's latest track.

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Kopecky - “Talk to Me” (video) (premiere)

Indie rock meets '80s R&B on the Nashville band's irresistible new single.

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7 Jul 2015 // 10:06 AM

PopTalk: Can You Separate Art From the Artist?

When it comes to enjoying great art made by not-so-great people, where can you reasonably draw the line?

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Totó La Momposina - “La Candela Viva” (video) (premiere)

Revisit classic Colombian music in celebration of the new album by the reigning Queen of Cumbia.

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The Domestics - “Wait Forever” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band make a strong first impression with this sweetly melancholy new track.

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Foxtails Brigade - “Far Away and Long Ago” (video) (premiere)

This stunning single-take video by the Bay Area band only enhances the song's haunting quality.

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Three Thousand Rivers - “Gut” (audio) (premiere)

Citing such bands as Neutral Milk Hotel and the Mountain Goats as major influences, Brooklyn quintet Three Thousand Rivers taps into Americana, funk, jazz, and

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R&B Group the Internet Widens Its Connection with the Deeply Personal ‘Ego Death’

The result is a winning paradox: a jump toward accessibility that also feels deeply personal.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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