[Watch] Alabama Shakes – “I Ain’t The Same”

Earlier this year, the fantastic soul rockers, Alabama Shakes, released a debilitatingly awesome debut album, Boys & Girls, which introduced frontwoman Brittany Howard’s wonderful voice and energy to the world. They’ve recently released the video for “I Ain’t The Same,” one of the album’s standout tracks. The clip features the band tearing it up in London’s Konk Studios. Their live shows are legendary, but this video proves they are just as good anywhere they play. Check it out below.

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[Watch] Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”

Here’s the new video for Grizzly Bear’s “Yet Again”, one of the best tracks from their latest album, Shields, out now. The clip was executive produced by The Creators Project and directed by Emily Kai Bock. In the video, a young ice skater finds herself on a bizarre journey that will ultimately cause her to freak the fuck out. Watch below.

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[Listen] Lana Del Rey – “Ride”

Lana Del Rey will soon release Born To Die: The Paradise Edition – an expanded edition of her 2012 breakthrough album. The reissued Born To Die album will feature eight brand-new songs, including “Ride”, a track produced by Rick Rubin. While there are some of us out there who think Born To Die was a hot mess, “Ride” might be one of the few salvageable tracks in there. The string-heavy and piano-driven ballad is very pretty. Check it out below.

[Mp3] Lana Del Rey – “Ride”

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[Listen] Guards – “Silver Lining”

Indie rock outfit, Guards, is gearing up for the release of their aptly titled debut LP, In Guards We Trust, due out on February 5th. “Silver Lining” is their first single: an upbeat little number that will remind you just how good these guys are. In case you missed it, you can download their fantastic 2010 EP here.

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[Watch] Two Gallants – “My Love Won’t Wait”

It’s been five years since their last album, but Two Gallants have finally made their return with The Bloom And The Blight, and they are back with a vengeance. They’ve released their first single, “My Love Won’t Wait” with an accompanying clip. The video, apart from being visually stunning, is just really cool: the San Francisco duo fight off a bunch of warlock-types who seem intent on burying them with trash. Also, band member Adam Stephens gets several awesome points for rocking a sleeveless G-Unit t-shirt. Watch the video below.

The Bloom And The Blight is out now.

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[Watch/Listen] Lana Del Rey – “Blue Velvet (Cover)”

Lana Del Rey did a David Lynch-inspired commercial for fashion retailer H&M, where she covered “Blue Velvet.” In the two-minute clip, she makes use of her lower register, as she languidly sings in front of a creepy audience. And now, she has released a video with the full cover. The opening strings instantly call to mind “Born To Die”; the faraway drums and use of echoes reinforce the song’s sense of nostalgia. Watch and listen below.

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[Listen] Bat For Lashes – “All Your Gold”

Natasha Khan, otherwise known as Bat For Lashes, has unveiled another single from her upcoming album, The Haunted Man, due out October 23rd via Parlophone. “All Your Gold” blends well together electronic beats, synth and guitar, while Khan sings about wanting to leave her man. The whole thing is great, until you realize that the song bears a striking ressemblance to Gotye’s summer hit “Someboday That I Used To Know”, and by then, that’s all you can think about, really. Listen below.

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[Watch] Cat Power – “Cherokee”

Chan Marshall directs and stars in the new video for “Cherokee”, taken from Cat Power’s new album Sun, out now. In the post-apocalyptic clip, she and a group of survivors engage in weird laser battles against a group of zombie-like beings, who are of course, ultimately defeated. Watch below.

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[Watch] Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”

Mumford & Sons have unveiled the video for “I Will Wait”, the first single from their much anticipated upcoming album, Babel, due out September 25. The clip uses footage from their recent stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. Of course, the band, performing in front of a packed crowd, put on the kind of show we’ve come to expect of them – as epic and invigorating as ever. Watch below.

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[Listen] Ben Gibbard – “Teardrop Windows”

Death Cab For Cutie frontman, Ben Gibbard, has released “Teardrop Windows” – the lead single from his forthcoming solo debut, Former Lives, due out on October 16. The track has a feel-good, folksy kind of vibe – a welcome relief from the sometimes morose DCFC catalogue. Gibbard plays hommage to Seattle’s Smith Tower: the oldest and tallest building in the city, until the arrival of the Space Needle. Here’s some of the lyrics: “Ivory white but feeling kinda blue / Because there’s no one there to see the view […] In 1962, the Needle made it’s big debut / And everybody forgot what it outgrew.” Listen below.

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