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Upon the announcement of The National's I Am Easy to Find — due out this Friday on 4AD — the band promised a sh

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In preparation of The National's upcoming album, I Am Easy To Find — due out May 17 on 4AD — the band has issue

Mere days after Coachella 2019 — where the specter of Beyoncé's grand performance last year loomed large — Bey premiered Homecoming: A Beyoncé Film on Netflix.

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Now in its 19th year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is more than a music festival, or even a lifestyle. It's a capital-M moment that seems to stop the world. (And not entirely because Beyoncé willed it so last year.) Beyond the experience of bearing witness to celebrities of the A- and D-lists as they drench themselves in sweat and dust while gorging on trendy cuisine and novelty cocktails, Coachella's influence extends far beyond the festival grounds of Indio, California.

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Tame Impala's really committing to its new, lustrous yacht-rock sound with its latest single.

Beyoncé's history-making performance at 2018's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is the gift that keeps on giving. Homecoming — billed as "A Film By Beyoncé" — is Queen Bey's latest concert documentary, unveiling a close-up perspective at the often-guarded pop superstar in the midst of preparing for her headlining festival performance.

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Somehow, until today, Anderson .Paak — the beloved crooner-multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire who's stretching out R

On this day, we are truly blessed. Spring is in the air, the LA Times just eviscerated the New York Times as an April Fools' gag. And, more importantly, Carly Rae Jepsen has announced a brand new album. (It's not an April Fools' gag, we swear.)

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Nearly four years have passed since Tame Impala's Currents, a glitter-dusted masterwork of astral rock music th

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After five years — and a countless string of solo endeavors, a record label launch and some work on the animated Netflix show BoJack Horseman

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Lately, John Darnielle's output — both as the creative leader of The Mountain Goats and as an individual entity — has read like a laundry list of his interests: full-length concept pieces about wrestling and goth culture, a collaborative podcast about h

Doubt comes out from under the woodwork at the most inconvenient times. When you're Lindsey Jordan — the 19-year-old guitarist and songwriter whose second album as Snail Mail, Lush, comes out June 8 — that worry manifests as four burly hockey players.

Amid a ceaseless stream of horrors recounted via push notification, inner turmoil takes a backseat to personal survival. And sometimes, survival requires not caring about anything, at least for a little while. But there's a cost.