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48 songs we like from November 2019

Our November playlist includes tracks from FKA twigs, Frank Ocean, The Rentals, Bombay Bicycle Club, Roisin Murphy, Baxter Dury, Mura Masa, Colin Self, Have a Nice Life, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Destroyer, Vince Staples, Princess Nokia, Kvelertak, and more

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The Shins share two new songs (listen)

The Shins' first new songs in two years were released for the Fug Yep Soundation 7” vinyl series, which was created in memory of the late Richard Swift (who was in The Shins for five years).

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Broken Bells share new single “Good Luck” (stream)

The duo of Danger Mouse and The Shins' James Mercer have shared their latest single, which is their third since 2014's After the Disco.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (4/12): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: reviews of new albums from Sonny & The Sunsets, Unlikely Friends and Holiday Ghosts, plus new Slumberland band Jeanines, more Wannadies reissues, and a British synthpop comp.

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Jessica Pratt (photo by Samuel Richard)
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12 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Jessica Pratt, Thom Yorke, Phoebe Bridgers, Christine & The Queens, Primitive Man, Myrkur, Autechre, Y La Bamba, Homeshake, and more.

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Richard Swift’s cause of death revealed

"A number of questions have come up surrounding Swift’s life, his work and his death, and we’d like to answer some of them candidly, here:"

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Richard Swift with The Arcs at Housing works in 2015 (more by PSquared)
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Richard Swift, RIP

Long-running solo artist, producer, and member of The Black Keys, The Shins, and more, Richard Swift has died at age 41.

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watch 3/4ths of R.E.M. reunite w/ mems of Sleater-Kinney, Decemberists & more for Scott McCaughey benefit

Lots of R.E.M. songs were played, Colin Meloy, James Mercer and Scott himself (who's on the road to recovery after a stroke in November).

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52 of the best indie holiday songs (listen to a playlist)

Add an indie rock twist to your holiday season with festive tunes by Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, Death Cab for Cutie, Low, The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Fiona Apple, Tegan & Sara, Cocteau Twins, Weezer, The Decemberists, The Raveonettes, Sharon Van Etten & many more.

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The Shins played Kings Theatre with Baio (pics, videos, setlist)

They did a medley with a cover of The Outfield's "Your Love" into "Girl on the Wing" and "Turn a Square," and one where they paid tribute to Tom Petty by working part of "American Girl" into "Sleeping Lessons."

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