Kyle McGovern

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Biography

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    Hear Against Me! Overcome 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' on 'FUCKMYLIFE666'

    Against Me! have finally shared the first proper track from their long-in-the-works sixth album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The Gainesville, Florida punks gave fans a sneak preview of the upcoming LP a few months back, by way of the True Trans EP, which featured acoustic renditions of new songs "True Trans Soul Rebel" and the not-so-subtly titled "FUCKMYLIFE666." Now, Against Me! have unveiled the album version of "FML666," which features NOFX's Fat Mike standing in for departed bassist Andrew Seward.Despite its fatalist title, "FUCKMYLIFE666" sounds like a victory.

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    Charli XCX Steals Spotlight in Video for Yeasayer's 'SuperLove' Remix

    Charli XCX celebrated the bubblegum brilliance of her new "SuperLove" single by mingling with dancing robots and posing with motorcycle gangs in the song's vivid music video. But the True Romance siren ditches the supporting cast and tones down the neon color palette in her latest visual, an official clip promoting Yeasayer's twitchy, whirring remix of "SuperLove."Directed by filmmaker and regular Charli collaborator Ryan Andrews (who also helmed the original tune's video), the new piece focuses solely on Charli dancing in the middle of what looks to be a photo shoot. Yeasayer don't even make a cameo — maybe they're still too busy saving the planet from a deadly epidemic, a la their "Glass of the Microscope" video.Speaking to V Magazine, Charli said, "[Ryan Andrews] and I shoot everything I do together and this was just me dressing up and dancing around in my own world...

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    See Blood Orange Cut Footloose in 'Time Will Tell' Video

    Blood Orange may be known for the company he keeps, but the Solange and Sky Ferreira collaborator stays solo in his new video for "Time Will Tell." Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz with choreography by Juri Onuki, the visual finds Blood Orange, a.k.a. Dev Hynes, dancing by his lonesome in a rehearsal space, dressed head-to-toe in white. Scoring the clip is the cloudy closing track from Hynes' second album as Blood Orange, the upcoming (and star-studded) Cupid Deluxe. According to the 27-year-old talent, he recorded the song in a single, 15-minute take, ad-libbing the lyrics (via YouTube). Hit the play button above to watch the "Time Will Tell" video, which follows the previously shared shorts for "Chamakay" and "You're Not Good Enough."Cupid Deluxe is available through iTunes right now, and will see wider release on November 18 via Domino.

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    Watch Sampha's Intimate, Mournful 'Happens' Video

    Sampha recently teased his new double-A-side single by sharing a solo version of "Too Much," a tender ballad that supplies the hook to Drake's penultimate Nothing Was the Same confessional. Now, the London singer has unveiled "Happens," the second piece of his latest release, which is out now through U.K. label Young Turks. As seen above, the track comes — just as "Too Much" did — with a set of visuals directed, produced, and edited by Cherise Payne and shot by Jake Cizic. Seated at a piano, Sampha hides in the shadows, but stays honest in the darkness. "Well, I don't have the answers," he croons. "So I won't tell you lies / You were down when I was down, love / But you've got to live your own life."The "Too Much"/"Happens" digital single is currently available for purchase via iTunes. To pre-order the 7-inch vinyl, which drops on January 6, head over to Young Turks.

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    TV on the Radio Confirm In-the-Works Fifth Album

    TV on the Radio is now officially working on their fifth studio album. The art-rock visionaries confirmed the news via Facebook on November 8 with a post that reads: "Time to let the cat out of the bag: We're working on a new record. Right this very moment. Meow, y'all." In keeping with the feline metaphor, the message came paired with a photo of a cat sitting on top of a speaker, throwing a glowing, green-eyed stare at the camera. Scroll down for the image.Right now, no other details about TVOTR's next full-length are available. We do know, though, that it's the follow-up to 2011's underappreciated Nine Types of Light, and is the band's first album since the tragic death of bassist Gerard Smith. And whenever LP No. 5 does arrive, it will also mark the group's first effort post-Interscope.

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    Stream Cheap Time's Glammy-Hammy New Album 'Exit Smiles'

    On November 19, Jeffrey Novak will release two separate albums. One is Lemon Kid, the Nashville tunesmith's third solo effort — SPIN premiered lo-fi wheezer "Pictures on a Screen" back in October — and the other is Exit Smiles, the fourth full-length from Novak's garage-glam crew Cheap Time. Now, a week before the LP's drop date, the trio (rounded out by bassist-vocalist Jessica McFarland and drummer Ryan Sweeney) have shared the whole eight-track effort. Held together by proto-punk charge and modest, power-pop guitar-work, Exit Smiles is streaming in its entirety below. Pre-order is available through iTunes. 

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    Watch Wooden Shjips' Creepy, Clown-Filled 'Back to Land' Video

    Wooden Shjips are officially Back to Land — the psych-voyagers' newest album is now out through Thrill Jockey Records. In support of the fresh full-length, the West Coast foursome have shared the well-timed video for Back to Land's plush title track. Directed by the Hylas Film collective (previous credits include King Khan & the Shrines, Moon Duo), the clip follows a private investigator who ends up in a town that's populated entirely by clowns. Everywhere he looks, the detective meets red-and-white grimaces and dead-eyed stares accented by eyeliner.

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    Ylvis' Viral Hit 'The Fox' Will Be a Kiddie Book By Christmas

    Ylvis' unkillable viral hit "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" has already inspired a Saturday Night Live parody, an on-point cover by the Ohio University marching band, and convinced loads of people to buy fox costumes this past Halloween. Now, the Norwegian duo's unintentional eyeroll at EDM will be turned into a kids' book. Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing division has picked up a picture book based on "The Fox."The upcoming title, aptly named What Does the Fox Say?, will be released on December 10, just in time for the holiday season. If the ring-a-ding page-turner attracts even a fraction of the audience of the song's video, Simon & Schuster will have a major hit on their hands.

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    See Daft Punk and Ron Burgundy Tour Amsterdam

    MTV's European Music Awards touched down in Amsterdam last night (November 10), and SPIN already broke down the event's highs (Miley Cyrus smoking a joint onstage, Eminem not lip-syncing) and lows (uh, Miley Cyrus smoking a joint onstage). One notable moment though, happened before the official ceremony even got underway: Daft Punk appeared in a promotional video alongside Will Ferrell, who reprised his Anchorman role of Ron "I'm kind of a big deal" Burgundy. As with their cameo at the 2013 VMAs, the Random Access Memories robots didn't say a word on camera.Surprisingly, however, on this go-around the silent treatment didn't feel like an overhyped letdown — instead, the sparkle-jacketed duo wore their straight-men roles well.

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    Big Bang's Taeyang Plays 'Tron' in Blockbuster 'Ringa Linga' Video

    K-pop singer Taeyang has returned with two music videos for "Ringa Linga," his first solo single in three years. Diverging from the R&B slow jams of 2010's Solar, the Big Bang member angles toward hip-hop bravado on the just-released track — fitting since his bandmate G-Dragon has a co-writing credit here. For the song's visuals, the 25-year-old focuses less on his mic skills and more on his dance-floor prowess. The first of said clips catches Taeyang in a rehearsal space with his back-up dancers — as seen below, the short offers a (relatively) low-key glimpse at a highly choreographed routine.The official video, meanwhile, chronicles a post-apocalyptic rave-up. Hit the play button above to see Taeyang teleport from a bombed-out street alley, to the top of a crane set against an orange sunset, to a futuristic truck-ish vehicle traveling through a Tron-style wormhole.

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