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Sleater-Kinney go record shopping for Kanye West, Television, and Tears For Fears

Sleater-Kinney emerged from the noisy art school scene in Olympia, Washington and reinvented what it meant to be an all-girl band. They called it quits following the release of 2006’s The Woods, but they’re back with a new tour and a fresh batch of beautifully jagged tracks called No Cities To Love. It’s a near-perfect album, the first great record of 2015, full of solid grounding in the band’s past and urgent nudging toward the future—an ideal attitude to carry into New York City’s Other Music, where Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss dug through the racks to reveal the inspiration behind their hot rock. READ FULL STORY

Record Shopping with Jack Antonoff -- the fun. guitarist talks Bleachers, Bruce, and the bands that inspired him

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“I could probably name thousands of albums that I want,” Jack Antonoff muses, sifting through the stacks at Permanent Records in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (just blocks, coincidentally, from Café Grumpy, where his girlfriend, Lena Dunham, pretends to work on HBO’s Girls).

Lucky for us, the 30-year-old fun. guitarist and vinyl junkie kept his focus on a select few, including vintage punk favorites and a Boss classic, and reflected on the role they’ve played in his musical education. One title Antonoff couldn’t find? His own band Bleachers’ debut, Strange Desire, released July 15 and featuring the lead single “I Wanna Get Better,” which currently sits at the top of the Alternative Songs chart. “That, I desperately want,” he says. “It’s coming!”

Below, the results of his haul after spending sunny Saturday perusing vinyl with EW. —Ray Rahman READ FULL STORY

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