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Stormzy Heavy Is The Head
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Notable Releases of the Week (12/13)

This week's Notable Releases include Stormzy's anticipated sophomore LP, Duster's first album in 19 years, and the guest-filled Free Nationals and Kaytranada albums.

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Free Nationals
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Free Nationals announce guest-filled debut LP, share song ft. Syd

Anderson .Paak's backing band's debut album features their recent singles with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Daniel Caesar, JID, Mac Miller, Kadhja Bonet, Kali Uchis, Chronixx, and more; plus songs with Anderson .Paak, T.I., this new song with Syd, and more...

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Anderson .Paak at Northerly Island
Anderson .Paak in Chicago in May (more by James Richards IV)
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Anderson .Paak playing benefit show in NYC; Free Nationals & Chronixx share new song

Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals are playing Brooklyn as part of the Modelo Fighting Chance Concert Series, which helps refugees, immigrants and Americans in need.

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Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue
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19 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Battles, Animal Collective, Peggy Sue, Teebs/Sudan Archives, Free Nationals/Chronixx, Jonny Pierce & The Drums, Jack Peñate, Obsequiae, Have A Nice Life, and more.

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Mick Jenkins
still from Mick Jenkins' "Percy" video
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14 New Rap Songs Out This Week

Here's all the hip hop we posted on BV this week, including Gang Starr, Princess Nokia, DaBaby, Danny Brown, Mick Jenkins, CupcakKe, Stormzy, Anna Wise/Little Simz, Tee Grizzley, and more.

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Tegan & Sara
Tegan & Sara
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22 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Tegan & Sara, Liam Gallagher, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Bryce Dessner/Moses Sumney, Mick Jenkins, CupcakKe, Anna Wise/Little Simz, Devon Welsh, The Mynabirds (Portishead cover), and more.

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Anderson .Paak at House of Vans Chicago
photo by James Richards IV
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Anderson .Paak, The Free Nationals & Kadhja Bonet at House of Vans Chicago (pics)

Anderson .Paak has been busy. In addition to releasing his second album in five months with this year's Ventura, he appeared on two of last week's best albums (YBN Cordae and BJ the Chicago Kid)...

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Anderson .Paak at Hammerstein Ballroom
photo by Stephanie Augello
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Anderson .Paak played Hammerstein Ballroom (pics, video, setlist)

As he's been doing this tour, he ended his show with a Mac Miller tribute (which coincidentally was one night after Vince Staples did one at the same NYC venue).

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Hanni El Khatib Rudy de Anda
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Hanni El Khatib & Rudy De Anda team for new song & John Lennon cover (listen)

The original song also features Kelsey Gonzalez of Anderson .Paak’s band The Free Nationals on bass.

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Lollapalooza 2017 - Friday
Cloud Nothings at Lollapalooza 2017 (more by James Richards IV)
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23 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Cloud Nothings, Girlpool, The Bangles covering The Three O'Clock, Yoko Ono covering John Lennon, SASAMI, Deer Tick, The Free Nationals/Daniel Caesar/Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and more.

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