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The Menzingers (photo by Charles Wrzesniewski)
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (2/3)

This week's Notable Releases include heartland punks The Menzingers, the solo debut from Odd Future/The Internet's Syd, the solo debut from SBTRKT/Drake collaborator Sampha, and more.

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Kvelertak at Irving Plaza
Kvelertak at Irving Plaza in 2016 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Kvelertak made us a playlist of their indie rock influences for Beachheads LP

To further promote their power pop side project Beachheads, Kvelertak members Vidar Landa (guitar) and Marvin Nygaard (bass) go long on their indie rock and other non-metal influences.

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Kvelertak’s power pop side project Beachheads releasing debut LP (listen)

Norwegian metal rippers Kvelertak's power pop side shined through more than ever on last year's excellent Nattesferd (our #9 album of the year), so it's not too much of a surprise to learn that two members also have a power pop side project. Listen to five songs from the LP, including the brand-new "Give Me Som Love."

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Metallica at Webster Hall
Metallica at Webster Hall in 2016 (more by P Squared)
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Metallica update: James narrating porn doc, Lars disses modern music, band playing Grammys

James Hetfield narrating a documentary on porn addiction, Lars Ulrich likes Kvelertak and The Sword but otherwise says "music is not terribly inspiring anymore unfortunately," and more Metallica news updates.

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The Best Metal of 2016

Check out year-end lists from our metal sister site Invisible Oranges, an average top 10 from all the contributor votes, and more.

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BrooklynVegan’s Top Albums of 2016

From indie rock to hip hop, R&B to metal, pop and punk, here are the albums we loved most this year.

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Strokes Is This It
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If rock is “the new jazz,” then I blame The Strokes

If the claims are true that rock is "the new jazz" (aka a genre that stopped evolving and became "classical music"), then we might have to blame 'Is This It.' It set the precedent that "saving rock" was synonymous with "sounding a lot like beloved old rock bands."

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Aiming For Enrike
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Oya Festival 2016 lineup + Aiming For Enrike opening for Jaga Jazzist at LPR

Oslo, Norway's Oya Festival happens August 9 - 13 and this year's lineup includes M83, Massive Attack (will Tricky be there?), Foals, New Order, The Kils, PJ Harvey, Jame xx, Travis Scott, Mastadon, Savages, Julia Holter, Lush, Whitney, and loads more...

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Roskilde festival livestreaming (2016 schedule & webcast here)

Can't make it to Denmark for this long-running music fest? Watch it live here.

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Kvelertak
Kvelertak (photo by Paal Audestad)
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (5/13/16)

Streams and reviews of new albums by genre-defying Norwegian metal band Kvelertak, Radiohead, James Blake, and more.

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