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Katherine Humphreys
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  • If you've been missing Karen O and all her crazy costumed amazing-ness - Yeah Yeah Yeahs have finally released a single from their upcoming album Mosquito on Zane Lowe on BBC 1. "Sacrilege" features a full gospel choir near the end and is sure to satisfy all those lovers of Yeah Yeah Yeahs previous danceable while still indie-rock albums. [Stereogum]

  • Jessie Ware performed a cover of Bobby Caldwell's "What Your Won't Do For Love" at Louisa's Flower Shop from Yours Truly this weekend. As if the numerous live performances were not evidence enough of her miraculous voice, this video proves again that she doesn't need the disco pop instrumentation of her albums to sound amazing. [Pitchfork]

  • Matt & Kim may have created some of the best quirky and hilarious music videos - and their newly released video for "It's Alright" fits right in. Not only are they capable of performing hilarious acts in the daylight, but at night they both engage in fully synchronized dances. [Stereogum]

  • London based dream pop duo Still Corners have released the single "Berlin Lovers" from their upcoming album, Strange Pleasures. The soft, a bit hazy but still totally easy to understand, track makes me wonder if dream pop isn't the new indie rock? Still Corners' album will be out on Sub Pop in May. [Gorilla vs Bear]

  • News about James Blake's upcoming album, Overgrown, is slowly but surely blowing everyone's minds. While Pitchfork's speculation about a Kanye + Jay-z collab turned out to be a red herring, it has been verified that Brian Eno and RZA will both appear on tracks in the album. A press release said of the new album, "[as] big as an advance on James’s eponymous 2011 debut as that album was on the mercurial dubstep of his early EPs." [FACT]

  • Waxahatchee's (aka Katie Crutchfield of Chicago) new album, Cerulean Salt, is streaming at NPR. The album is a brilliant reminder of why anyone liked lo-fi female vocalist rockers - it's as accurate as it is sincere, but lacking all of the grossly overdone and overwrought drama of full pop. Crutchfield is sophisticated without being overly complicated, should I go on? Stream for yourself to hear.

  • Seattle's Grave Babies get seriously covered in seriously kind of gross daisy-like leeches in their video for "Skull" off their upcoming album Crushers on Hardly Art. Does anyone else have a hard time watching this video? Luckily the industrial art-goth rock is not at all hard to listen to. [Beats Per Minute]

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