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Five Notable Hours of the Week (aka the new Grateful Dead tribute album)

This is a slower release week, and there's one highly-anticipated release that's five and a half hours long. In lieu of that, today "Five Notable Releases" becomes "Five Notable Hours."

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Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen & Christopher Bear team with The National for Grateful Dead’s “Terrapin Station”

Five covers from the upcoming 59-song Grateful Dead tribute album were already released, and now a sixth is here. This one has Grizzly Bear members Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear teaming up with The National (whose Dessner brothers curated the compilation) for a take on "Terrapin Station." The song also features Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus...

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The National are recording their Grateful Dead tribute w/ Will Oldham, Lee Ranaldo, Tallest Man on Earth & more (pics)

The National have been talking about an all-star indie rock tribute to The Grateful Dead for long time now, and 2015 would be a good year to finally release it given all the excitment surrounding The Dead's 50th anniversary...

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The Rock*A*Teens played two NYC shows (pics from LPR with opener/superfan Will Sheff)

I often make the outrageous drunken claim that the Rock*A*Teens were the best rock and roll band of the 1990s. It's sort of ridiculous to say, but as I write this sentence stone sober and drinking a glass of juice, I still kind of believe it...

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Takka Takka announce new LP & song in time for CMJ

Takka Takka whose sole announced upcoming show is the Ernest Jenning Record Company CMJ showcase at Grand Victory on 10/19 (with Dinosaur Feathers, Wild Yaks, Miniboone, and Daytona), have announced a new album, their first in four years...

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Gabriel and the Hounds, A>G>E & friends played Mercury Lounge (pics)

A>G>E opened the early show at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday night (Valentine's Day). A>G>E is the project of Josh Wise (formerly of French Kicks), and drumming for him was Nick Stumpf (French Kicks drummer, Caveman producer)...

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Gabriel & the Hounds (aka Gabe of Takka Takka) releasing LP, playing NYC tonight (w/ members of The National)

Gabriel & the Hounds aka Takka Takka frontman Gabe Levine & band is releasing an album called "Kiss Full Of Teeth" via Ernest Jenning on 2/28...

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The National played 6 nights @ Beacon Theater (pics, setlist)

The guest-filled six-night run of National shows came to an end on Saturday night (12/17), complete with an opening set by Bristol, England-based group This is the Kit who the National discovered on their recent tour of Europe...

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Trey Anastasio & others joined The National on Night 5 @ Beacon Theater (pics & setlist)

National week at Beacon Theater continued on Friday night, 12/16, for the fifth night in a row. Shara Worden's project My Brightest Diamond opened the show and she later joined The National on stage as did Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman, Richard Reed Parry of the Arcade Fire, Conrad Doucette, Rob Moose, Nadia Sirota and string quartet yMusic...

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Timothy S. Griffin
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The National played new songs @ the Bell House – pics & setlist from night 1 w/ Ethan Lipton

"The National had debuted the opening track from their new album High Violet (May 11 on 4AD) on Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night (video) which set the stage for what The Bell House performances would bring...

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