Kyle McGovern



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    Guided By Voices Declare 'Bad Love Is Easy to Do' on 'Cool Planet' Duet

    Guided By Voices just dropped a new album last month, but the restless lo-fi heroes already have a successor on the way. GBV will follow February's Motivational Jumpsuit with Cool Planet, an 18-track set that was recorded earlier this year, during the Polar Vortex of 2014. The upcoming full-length arrives in North America on May 13 via Guided By Voices Inc., and lands in the U.K. and Europe on May 12 by way of Fire Records.Cool Planet was mostly recorded in a single, proper studio, a first for GBV since they reunited in 2010. Joined by former drummer Kevin March (who replaced now-former percussionist Kevin Fennell), Robert Pollard and co. burrowed into Cyberteknics, an outpost located in the band's hometown of Dayton, Ohio.

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    Hear Tyson Meade's Smashing Pumpkins-Assisted Sing-Along 'Buddy Dash'

    Alt-rock godfather Tyson Meade will return this spring with a new solo album. After spending years living and teaching in Shanghai, the Oklahoma native will release Tomorrow in Progress on May 20. Spanning a total of 10 tracks, the upcoming LP features contributions from current Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino, longtime Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, the Flaming Lips keyboardist Derek Brown, and a violin prodigy by the name of Haffijy, who inspired the collection.As Meade tells it, Haffijy — who was a student at the Chinese boarding school where Meade worked — asked the former singer of the Chainsaw Kittens and Defenestration about his tenure as a trash-glam frontman. "I played Haffijy some of my songs from my music days and he quickly wrote parts for them," Meade recalls in an official statement.

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    Hear Cerebral Ballzy's Fire-Bombing B-Side 'Speed Wobbles'

    Back in December, SPIN debuted Cerebral Ballzy's grimy music video for "Better in Leather," a snotty, snarling salvo from the Brooklyn band's upcoming sophomore album. While we know that set is produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, titled Jaded & Faded, and due out sometime this year via Julian Casablancas' Cult Records, the final details are still forthcoming. Thankfully, Ballzy have just unleashed a brand new song that serves as the B-side to "Better." "Speed Wobbles" is a minute-long assault that relies on the same kinds of no-nonsense, scorched-earth tactics employed by OFF!. Fitting then that Cerebral Ballzy are playing a string of shows with Keith Morris' hardcore outfit this spring.

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    S. Carey Redecorates Doug Keith's 'Harvest Home' on Hushed Remix

    S. Carey, Bon Iver percussionist and recording artist in his own right, will return on April 1 with his second solo album, Range of Light. Speaking to SPIN last year about the upcoming effort, the Wisconsin-based tunesmith said, "You can hear the patience in the music." Well, Carey has generously shared some of that patience with another singer-songwriter, New York's Doug Keith. The man born Sean Carey has remixed "Harvest Home," the folky opening track from Keith's latest LP, the recently released Pony. Carey, of course, takes a light touch: He does away with the drums of the original, choosing to favor the sort of ambience and intimacy found on, say, his very own "Fire-scene." Stream S. Carey's gentle remix of "Harvest Home" below, pre-order Range of Light through iTunes, and purchase Doug Keith's Pony via iTunes as well.

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    Coldplay Work Low-Key 'Magic' Ahead of 'Ghost Stories' Album

    Coldplay showed off their outdoorsy side recently with "Midnight," a quiet, Auto-Tuned song that bears a surprising similarity to the woodsy tone poems of Bon Iver. Of course, a new track (and new video, directed by Mary Wigmore) signals a new album, which Coldplay have now officially announced. Chris Martin and co. will follow-up 2011's Mylo Xyloto with Ghost Stories, a nine-track effort that will be released globally on May 19 via Parlophone/Atlantic."Midnight" appears on Ghost Stories, but is not the LP's official lead single. That distinction belongs to "Magic," a low-key meditation on love that leaves behind the multi-colored, stadium-sized grandeur of Mylo Xyloto for soft-edged sonics that mostly look inward — save for a chirping vocal refrain from Martin. Listen to "Magic" via the video above.

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    Arctic Monkeys Score Night of Vice in NSFW 'Arabella' Video

    The Arctic Monkeys' "Arabella" stands out as a creeper on an album full of creepers, a Black Sabbath-worshipping head-banger that also inspires pelvic thrusts. Now, the 2014 BRIT Awards' biggest winners have paired their latest AM single with an appropriately risqué music video. Directed by Jake Nava, the black-and-white clip depicts a seedy, smoke-filled party: flashes of female nudity, shots of motorcycles, and a devilishly hammy performance from consummate showman (and SPIN Interview subject) Alex Turner, who looks pleased to be off of the farm, and into the gutter. Watch the "Arabella" video above.

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    'Frozen' Hit Wins Oscar for Best Original Song

    And the Oscar goes to Frozen's "Let It Go." The Disney-minted chart-topper was given the trophy for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards. Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (who just EGOT-ed) accepted the statuette at the annual ceremony, which was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and once again held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.The kid-friendly tune put some stiff competition on ice (sorry). Among the losers: U2's "Ordinary Love," the Nelson Mandela tribute that won a Golden Globe after appearing in the Idris Elba-starring biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; Pharrell Williams' "Happy," his Despicable Me 2 contribution that's also set to appear on his second solo album, the upcoming G I R L; and Karen O's "The Moon Song," a tender lullaby written for Spike Jonze's Her.

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    A$AP Rocky and Gesaffelstein Are 'In Distress' for 'Divergent' Soundtrack

    The star-studded soundtrack for the upcoming sci-fi film Divergent has already let loose a number of its exclusives: M83's sax-powered "I Need You," Zedd's "Find You," the I See MONSTAS remix of Ellie Goulding's "Hanging On," and Snow Patrol's "I Won't Let You Go." Now Complex has debuted another track, a team-up between A$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein. The just-released collaboration bears the apropos title of "In Distress," the first sign that this blockbuster will resemble the sort of unnerving work Gesaffelstein contributed to SPIN's 2013 Album of the Year, Kanye West's Yeezus. Rocky tries to coat the mayhem in his signature slickness, but the song is a woolly, off-balance beast, marked by yelping siren samples and apocalyptic throb.

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    Listen to the Pixies' 'World Cafe' Concert Here

    The Pixies recently dropped by NPR's Tiny Desk for an intimate, three-song concert that sort of connected the dots between their newer material and their classic output from the 1980s and early '90s. Well, if Doolittle devotees still aren't sold on EP-2, then please make allowance for this latest attempt: The Pixies are playing a set for NPR's World Cafe right now, and it's streaming online. The program begins at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST, and can be heard on more than 200 stations nationwide in the U.S.

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    Watch Real Estate Play Entire 'Atlas' Album Live

    Real Estate's Atlas doesn't arrive until March 4, but you can listen to the entire album right now. As SPIN pointed out recently, the studio version has been streaming on iTunes Radio for the last several days. Now, NPR has shared footage of the New Jersey-bred band performing the record in full. Real Estate took the stage at New York City's SubCulture on February 27 to glide through Atlas as part of NPR's First Listen Live series. The easy-going five-piece played the follow-up to 2011's Days in order, opening with the cresting guitar-work of "Had to Hear," and eventually moving on to lead single "Talking Backwards," the "April's Song" instrumental, the jazz-imbued centerpiece that is "The Bend," and the resplendent "Crime."Watch all those and more above. To get a tour of frontman Martin Courtney's Brooklyn apartment, check out SPIN's In My Room video starring the singer-guitarist.

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