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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Better Days

Today the summer loving, good-time-having music Gods blessed us with a new Edward Sharpe song from the bands upcoming self-titled album due July 23rd. Check out “Better Days” below. 

“These songs mean everything to me… It’s the rawest, most liberated, most rambunctious stuff we’ve done.” – frontman Alex Ebert

 

 

 

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs… featuring a 20-person gospel choir. The first single from the bands upcoming album Mosquito, “Sacrilege” sounds great, mixing in the classic feel of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” with a touch of Karen O’s love crossed whispers. When asked about the new album, Karen said, “We would love for this music to make our fans feel something, for it to stir some shit up inside of them, whatever that may be… So much feeling went into this record, it was the rope ladder thrown down into the ditch for us to climb up and dust ourselves off.” Well, do you feel something?

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Kid Cudi – INDICUD [Tracklist]

After Kid Cudi announced to the world via twitter the release date of his upcoming album INDICUD, April 23rd if you missed it, the mighty internets have brought us the tracklist. The features on this thing are insane. Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, J. Cole, Common, Ratatat, and MGMT to name a few. If this is real…we may have the album of the year already in April. Take a look below to see for yourself.

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Earl Sweatshirt “Chum” [Download]

Never been a big Odd Future guy, but Earl has always stood out. The track that dropped last night, “Chum,” only reinforces this. Check it out below, production by Pharrell. Download available as well.

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Crystal Castles “Wrath of God”

Crystal Castles just dropped a new song via their Facebook page from their upcoming album out November 5th, and it’s quite the tune. What do you think of it? Stream and download below.

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Week that Was (7-12-12 to 7-18-12)

The xx announced their second album, Coexist, this week, and it is due for release on September 11th, 2012 via Young Turks. Joey Bada$$ and Chance the Rapper are performing at the Bottom Lounge Friday night, for only $20 with tickets still available. Passion Pit has canceled six of its upcoming tour dates, as singer Michael Angelakos has said to “ensure that there will be no further disruptions, I am going to take the time to work on improving my mental health.” There’s the roundup of news from the week that was, and here are the tracks! Enjoy! Keep sending stuff our way.

The xx – Angels

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes @ The Riviera

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes created a psychedelic folk rock love fest for the sold out and sweaty Riviera Theatre Thursday night. Led by pseudo messiah and lead vocalist Alex Ebert, the band produced an almost spiritual invigoration of music and sound for fans under the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes trance.

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Week that Was (5-10-12 to 5-16-12)

The “Week that Was” continues with one of the strongest sets of songs to date. Selah Sue, at the top of our features this week, has a unique style that features a distinctive blend of pop, soul, funk and reggae… be on the look out for her new album featuring a remix of this track from J.Cole. The rest of the tracks are gold as well. Check them out and let us know what you think! As always send your tracks to acityinthemidwest@gmail.com for a chance to be featured next week!

Selah Sue – Raggamuffin

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Gold Motel x Instagram: Your Picture, Their Album

Our friends over at Gold Motel want your help! In one of the coolest band promotions in some time (maybe ever?), the band will use your submitted Instagram photos in their album artwork. With Instagram coming to Droid yesterday, now everyone can get involved. And yes, their actual album artwork…and you can submit as many photos as you want! Check out the rules below, and a conversation with guitarist Eric Hehr about the contest.

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Sleeper Agent and Ben Kweller @ Lincoln Hall (3/31)

I’ve been waiting for a chance to catch Sleeper Agent live since last July, and this weekend the dates will finally work out. I first discovered the band reading Spin Magazine, who featured them in their “Breaking Out” segment. The 6 piece band from Bowling Green originally came together after guitarist Tony Smith and drummer Justin Wilson found barista turned singer Alex Kandel performing at open mic’s. They’ll be in Chicago Saturday night in support of Ben Kweller, who recently released a new album titled Go Fly a Kite, at Lincoln Hall at 10 PM. Tickets are sold out, so check out Craigslist if you weren’t lucky enough to get one.

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