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The Lemon Twigs announce “musical” LP, touring w/ Arctic Monkeys & more dates

The Lemon Twigs new album "tells the heartbreaking coming of age story of Shane, a pure of heart chimpanzee raised as a human boy as he comes to terms with the obstacles of life" and features Todd Rundgren.

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Julien Baker at Town Hall in 2017 (more by Chelsea Pineda)
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15 of Julien Baker’s most awesome covers and collaborations

In addition to her own great music, Julien Baker has a real knack for doing great covers and collaborations. Here are some of our favorites, including collabs with Manchester Orchestra, Frightened Rabbit, Sharon Van Etten, Touche Amore, and Ben Gibbard, covers of Jawbreaker, The Postal Service, Elliott Smith, and Springsteen, and more.

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‘Best of Big Star’ comp out in June (listen to an rare mix of “In the Street”)

Legendary Memphis band Big Star are getting a new best-of compilation which will be out June 16 viaCraft Recordings label. The 16-track compilation is on two 45 PRM discs in a gatefold sleeve...

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Record Store Day announces list of 2017 exclusive titles

The 2017 list includes releases from The War on Drugs, Pink Floyd, Andre 3000, Animal Collective, Big Star, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Creation, The Cure, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop, Julian Cope, Robert Johnson, and more.

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Day 24/100: Tara Jane O’Neil – “Ballad Of El Goodo”

Her cover of the Big Star classic is the latest entry in the 'Our First 100 Days' series.

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they've returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn't make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith...

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Big Star ‘Third’ deluxe box set coming in October — listen to “Like St. Joan (Kanga Roo)” demo

The three-disc, 69 track set features every demo, rough mix, alternate take and final master known to exist.

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Ramones, Heavens to Betsy, Big Star & more releasing stuff for Cassette Store Day 2016

The initial list of 2016 Cassette Store Day releases also include an Elliott Smith tribute, a Sire Records compilation on Burger Records, Xiu Xiu's 'Plays the Music of Twin Peaks' and more.

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Members of Wilco, REM, Yo La Tengo & more playing Big Star tribute in L.A.

As happens from time to time, a huge tribute to the legendary Big Star has been announced in LA with members of Wilco, Yo La Tengo, REM and many more...

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Record Store Day announces 2016 exclusive titles

This year's RSD exclusives include David Bowie picture discs, a vinyl pressing of the famed 'C-86' comp, the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack, and lots, lots, lots, more.

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