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Exclusive: Dance music super-duo Kid Gloves debuts 'Third Round'

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Back in the early ’00s, Roy Kerr (a.k.a. the Freelance Hellraiser) was taking apart pop, rap, and indie rock songs and recombining them into strangely synergistic new combinations of sounds and styles, which launched a brief but potent craze for mash-ups (like his brilliant Strokes/Christina Aguilera fusion “A Stroke of Genie-us”) that radically altered how people think about genre. Around the same time, Anu Pillai was working under the name Freeform Five and producing tracks like “Perspex Sex” that provided some of the high points the era’s electro revival, whose influence has been all over the Hot 100 lately.

Since 2007, Pillai and Kerr have been teaming up under the name Kid Gloves. They’re about to release a new single for Brooklyn’s Fool’s Gold label, home to A-Trak, Danny Brown, and a bunch of other acts who are redefining the sound of hip-hop and dance music. The lead track is called “Third Round,” which the pair describe thusly: “Some days you’ve just got to ask yourself, what would A-Trak do? That was the task we set ourselves that day. To throw down and cut up some Crydamoure grooves with hand crafted vocal chops. ‘Third Round’ is our latest upper cut. Lean and mean and hungry like a young Balboa. It’s the ringside walk-on music we imagine in our heads when we step out to our local coffee shop. Probably explains all those strange looks we’ve been getting.”

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Andrew WK wants to 'Party On Your Grave' -- EXCLUSIVE

On July 4, TV comedy mavens Rob Kutner (Conan, The Daily Show) and the Levinson Brothers (Tonight Show, Comedy Central) will release 2776, a time-traveling concept album about America, robots, aliens, philosophy, the future, and a bunch of other stuff, performed by an eclectic cast of 82 actors and musicians—including Patton Oswalt, Aubrey Plaza, Reggie Watts, Right Said Fred, Neko Case, Ed Helms, and NPR’s Nina Totenberg. It’s probably the only album coming out this year where you’ll hear Triumph the Insult Comic Dog working with the Rebirth Brass Band, or k.d. lang collaborating with Alex Trebek.

Andrew WK contributes a track called “Party On Your Grave” that combines the epic power and guitar shredditude of a vintage Judas Priest track with lyrics about getting revenge on an enemy, Andrew WK-style: by partying as hard as possible. According to producer Joel Levinson, “Andrew WK came to my garage on a late morning with a bottle of whiskey ready to rock, and we recorded with the door open, you know, for awesomeness’ sake. About the greatest thing I’ve ever experienced was seeing the looks on neighborhood people’s faces as they walked past hearing his absurdly powerful voice screaming, ‘we’ll watch while the vultures pick clean your liver/and we’ll shtup your wife while she’s still sitting shiva.’” READ FULL STORY

The Growlers' 'Big Toe': Hear the 'beach goth' group's latest here -- EXCLUSIVE

Like a lot of underground rock bands, California five-piece the Growlers started out with some very rough edges, but after a few years of seemingly constant recording and touring, they’ve refined their sound into a poppy, retro-leaning style that they call “beach goth,” a combination of chiming, reverb-drenched guitars, snappy drums, and frontman Brooks Nielsen’s languid vocals, which suggest a guy who never takes his shades off, even indoors.

On their upcoming fifth album, Chinese Fountain (out Sept. 23 on Everloving Records), they show off their flexibility by tackling disco, reggae, and golden oldies à la Del Shannon’s “Runaway,” along with the expected quotient of straight-up guitar pop, like the lead single “Big Toe,” which we’re happy to be premiering here.

The song, and the Growlers’ upcoming tour dates, are after the jump. READ FULL STORY

La Sera's 'Fall in Place' -- watch the L.A. indie duo's new video here EXCLUSIVE

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“I wanted the new La Sera record to sound like Lesley Gore fronting Black Flag,” says frontwoman (and Vivian Girls alum) Katy Goodman.

And the video for “Fall in Place,” from the band’s new Hour of the Dawn, does look like a summer-Sunday stroll to exactly the kind of barbeque where the “It’s My Party” singer and Henry Rollins might bond over potato salad and a few sunset trips to the punch bowl. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Listen to Grouplove's 'The Fault In Our Stars' soundtrack song 'Let Me In' - EXCLUSIVE

The upcoming The Fault In Our Stars is a love story based on a hugely beloved YA novel, so of course it comes armed with a sweet soundtrack full of decorated alt-pop wonders and feel-good tearjerkers.

The Fault In Our Stars — Music From The Motion Picture arrives on May 19 and features brand new tracks from Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, M83, Lykke Li, Jake Bugg, Ray LaMontagne, and a host of others. (Check out the entire track list at the bottom.)

One of those new songs is Grouplove’s “Let Me In,” a dreamy, synthy sing-along that gets its exclusive premiere below.

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Watch the new lyric video for 'True Detective' theme song 'Far from Any Road' by the Handsome Family -- EXCLUSIVE

This season of True Detective may be over, but the Show That Nearly Broke the Internet carries on in the hearts and minds and endless (but what is time, really? Let’s ask Rust) debates of obsessive fans.

At least they have a song to set their deep thoughts to: The Handsome Family’s excellent Southern-gothic “Far From Any Road,” which now has a new lyric video which you can watch exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

Southern psych rockers Wax Fang debut 'Hearts Are Made for Beating' video -- EXCLUSIVE

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You may know Louisville psych rockers Wax Fang from their many tour dates with fellow Kentucky beardos My Morning Jacket, or their guest-starring soundtrack role on a memorable episode of FOX’s American Dad this spring centered around “the surreal sci-fi aftermath of Jeff Fischer’s alien abduction.”

Or maybe this is your introduction to the band — in which case, enjoy this cinematic lesson on kids, cardiology (hearts, what are they made for?), and balloon-icide. Enjoy!

Watch “Hearts Are Made for Beating” below: READ FULL STORY

Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Emeli Sande, 'Somebody Else' -- EXCLUSIVE

Robert Glasper Experiment have a lot of friends — the fancy singing kind.

On the heels of lead singles “Calls” with Jill Scott and “I Stand Alone” featuring Common and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, the winners of this year’s Best R&B Album Grammy (for Black Radio) are offering up another track, “Somebody Else,” with guest U.K. songstress Emeli Sandé, which you can hear exclusively here.

The roll call for sequel Black Radio 2, due October 29 on Blue Note, includes Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg (apparently not in Lion mode), Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Lalah Hathaway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (yep, that one. Hey Theo!).

Listen to Sandé get gently jazzy with RGX: READ FULL STORY

The new 'Carrie' soundtrack feat. the Civil Wars, Haim, Vampire Weekend and more: Stream the full album here -- EXCLUSIVE

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The world’s awesomest prom queen returns Oct. 18 — and this time, the Stephen King classic gets an appropriately 2013-y soundtrack update.

Among the constellation of alt stars on the album, due Oct. 15: Lord Huron, Haim, the Civil Wars, Portugal. the Man, Vampire Weekend, and Cults, plus a new, unreleased track from Matrimony.

Stream it all, and find a full tracklisting after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Watch singer-songwriter Brett Dennen's new 'Wild Child' video -- EXCLUSIVE

California native Brett Dennen won’t release Smoke and Mirrors, his upcoming fifth album of eminently soundtrack-friendly folk until Oct. 22 (you can preorder it here) but lead single “Wild Child” is already rising on Triple-A radio — and now has a homespun video befitting its title.

Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

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