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Category: Rock/Pop
October 17, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Previously unreleased Sleater-Kinney song in new box set | Record preview

Sleater-Kinney's box set contains the first new song from the band in nine years.  (Sub Pop Records)

Sleater-Kinney’s box set contains the first new song from the band in nine years. (Sub Pop Records)

It’s the ten-second music clip that’s rocking the Internet today — at least if you’re a fan of Sleater-Kinney, who went on “indefinite hiatus” in 2006.

Now, early recipients of the Pacific Northwest act’s box set, “Start Together” (due to be released by Sub Pop next Tuesday, October 21 — though the physical box set is actually already sold out), found that the set included a surprise: a seven-inch one-sided single with a previously unreleased song by the band, believed to be called “Bury Our Friends.” A ten-second clip of the song has been posted on Stereogum.

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October 16, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Which Bob Dylan will we see this weekend? | Concert preview

(Courtesy of the artist)

(Courtesy of the artist)

Bob Dylan has changed sound and shape so many times over his 50-plus-year career that his fans sometimes forget that change is his preferred method of transportation. Here’s a look at four different Dylans, and an estimation as to which one(s) you’re likely to see during his three-night residency at the Paramount, which begins Friday, Oct. 17.

The Bob Dylan You Heard on “Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits”: This man no longer exists — if he ever did. Some people confused him with being a prophet or at the very least prescient. But let’s get serious: How insightful is it to say “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ”? When were times not a-changin’? Please.

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October 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Mary Lambert’s major-label debut is all heart | New Recordings

Mary Lambert, ‘Heart on My Sleeve’ (Capitol Records)

It’s no surprise that the title of Mary Lambert’s debut album starts with “Heart.” The word shows up in nearly every song as a metaphor for love, but also self-acceptance. That combination of sincerity and empowerment makes “Heart on My Sleeve” a winning effort, and a surefire hit.

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Comments | More in General news, Rock/Pop | Topics: Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Same Love

October 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Echosmith: A young band finding its way | Concert review

Teenagers are not finished products and despite a hit single and charming 17-year-old singer Sydney Sierota, neither is Los Angeles sibling act Echosmith. Comprised of four Sierota siblings who range in age from 15 to 21, Echosmith’s short set opening for American Authors at Showbox at the Market Thursday revealed the band still has a lot…

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October 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

alt-J’s pop with an edge | Concert preview

“This Is All Yours,” the new LP from the British industrial-rock act alt-j, is the latest reminder that pop music need not be sweet. It can be abrasive and haunting, even nasty. Alt-j has a deep war chest that includes heavy-handed guitar riffs, militant drum cadences, large helpings of metal and plenty of soul. The…

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October 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Angus and Julia Stone experience sibling revival-ry | Concert preview

Second chances in the music industry are funny things. Sometimes these comebacks are carefully orchestrated and years in the making, and sometimes super-producer Rick Rubin calls out of the blue and tells you he wants to cut a record.

The latter happened to Angus and Julia Stone, an Australian sibling act that split up in 2011 so that the Stones could get some time away from each other and pursue solo projects. Thanks to Rubin’s interest, they’re back with a new self-titled album and a North American tour that stops in Seattle on Sunday at The Showbox at the Market.

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