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Beach House, Deerhunter, Hudson Mohawke, Rhye, Spiritualized to Play Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

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Pitchfork Music Festival Paris will return to Grande Halle de La Villette from October 29-31. We're pleased to announce that this year's lineup will feature Beach House, Deerhunter, Hudson Mohawke, Rhye, and Spiritualized. Many more acts are yet to be announced.

A limited number of three-day passes are on sale now for 110€. When those are sold out, three-day passes will cost 120€. Ticket and hotel packages are also available here.

Watch Chvrches' full set from last year's festival:

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Beach House Announce New Album <i>Depression Cherry</i> and World Tour

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Beach House are back with a new album, Depression Cherry, out August 28 via Sub Pop in North America, Bella Union in Europe, and Mistletone in Australia/New Zealand. The follow-up to 2012's Bloom was recorded and produced by Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally with Chris Coady at Bogalusa, Louisiana's Studio in the Country.

The band has also announced a world tour, including a stop at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Check out their dates below.

Yes, the sleeve for the LP and CD (pictured above) are made of actual red velvet. Depression Cherry is available on limited edition "Loser Edition" clear vinyl from the Sub Pop site.

In a press release, Legrand and Scally said:

In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist. 

Describing the album title, they said, "For us, Depression Cherry is a color, a place, a feeling, an energy… that describes the place you arrive as you move through the endlessly varied trips of existence…"

Depression Cherry:

01 Levitation
02 Sparks
03 Space Song
04 Beyond Love
05 10:37
06 PPP
07 Wildflower
08 Bluebird
09 Days of Candy

Beach House:

08-18 Portland, ME - State Theatre
08-19 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
08-20 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
08-21 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
08-22 Millvale, PA - Mr. Small’s
08-24 Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
08-25 Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
08-26 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
09-17 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
09-18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09-19 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre
09-21 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
09-22 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09-25 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
09-26 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
09-27 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
09-28 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
09-29 Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
10-01 Houston, TX - House of Blues
10-02 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
10-03 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
10-04 Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium
10-06 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
10-07 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
10-08 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
10-24 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Mandela Hall
10-25 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
10-26 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
10-27 Manchester, England - The Ritz
10-29 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
10-30 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
11-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
11-03 Brussels, Belgium - Autumn Falls @ AB
11-04 Koln, Germany - Gloria
11-05 Luxemborg, Luxemborg - Den Atelier
11-07 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves
11-10 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
11-11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn
11-12 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
11-13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
11-14 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel K1
11-16 Berlin, Germany - Huxley’s
11-17 Munich, Germany - Freiheiz
11-18 Lausanne, Germany - Les Docks
11-20 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo
11-22 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
11-23 Lisbon, Portugal - Armazén
11-24 Porto, Portugal - Teatro sa da Bandeira
12-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
12-10 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
12-17 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
12-18 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

Watch "Forever Still", a Pitchfork.tv short film about Beach House:

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Neil Young Details New Album <i>The Monsanto Years</i>

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Neil Young has detailed The Monsanto Years, his new LP about the food industry giant that was recorded with the Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah Nelson. That's the cover above, and you can find the tracklist below. It includes songs such as "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop" (previously titled "Rock Starbucks") and "Big Box". It's out June 29 via Reprise.

The Monsanto Years will be available in a CD/DVD package containing a documentary about the making of the album. 

Young and Promise of the Real will embark on the Rebel Content tour this summer. Find the dates below.

The Monsanto Years:

01 A New Day for Love
02 Wolf Moon
03 People Want to Hear About Love
04 Big Box
05 A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop
06 Workin' Man
07 Rules of Change
08 Monsanto Years
09 If I Don't Know

Neil Young and Promise of the Real:

07-05 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
07-08-09 Denver, CO - Red Rocks *
07-11 Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena * 
07-13 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center *
07-14 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
07-16 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center *
07-17 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07-19 Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Expo
07-21 Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
07-22 Great Woods, MA - Xfinity Center
07-24 Oro-Medonte, Ontario - Wayhome Festival

* with Band of Horses

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Robyn Announces "Secret" Project La Bagatelle Magique

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Just in time for the twentieth anniversary of her debut album Robyn Is Here, Robyn has announced a new project called La Bagatelle Magique. It comprises the singer and her touring keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt, along with producer Christian Falk (a posthumous member; he died last year from pancreatic cancer). They'll be taking over Stockholm's Dans Dakar festival August 21-22 to perform songs from across Robyn's two-decade career; further details remain scarce at this point, but the singer has launched a bare-bones website for La Bagatelle Magique where fans can sign up for email updates and hear a brief conga-esque snippet on loop. Update: La Bagatelle Magique will be performing their own material, not music from across Robyn's career.

According to a press release, the project's launch also coincides with Dans Dakar's fifth anniversary. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique are currently listed on the festival's lineup, along with Diplo, Giorgio Moroder, Maya Jane Coles, and more.

Read our Update with Robyn from last year. 

Watch an interview with Robyn for Pitchfork.tv:

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"Saturday Night Live"'s Vanessa Bayer Gives "Sound Advice" to Jenny Lewis

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"Saturday Night Live"'s Vanessa Bayer stars in the Above Average web series "Sound Advice" as Janessa Slater, the world's least-helpful publicist. In the past, she has "advised" artists such as DrakeHaimTV on the RadioSleater-Kinney, St. VincentInterpol, and Chromeo. Her latest episode is a sit-down with Jenny Lewis.

"I've listened to several of your albums, and I'm wondering, why won't you cheer up?" Bayer asks. Then, when she tells Lewis that she's a fan of her "old group," she clarifies that she's talking about Troop Beverly Hills.

When Bayer asks why it took so long for Lewis to release a new solo album, she responds, "Well, you have heard that weed is practically legal in California, right?"

Read our interview with "Slater".

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Refused Share New Track "Françafrique"

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Last month, Refused announced Freedom, their first album in seventeen years (it's out June 30 via Epitaph). We've already heard "Elektra" from the new LP, which was was produced by Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Nick Cave) and features songs written by the all-powerful pop-producer Shellback; today, the band have unveiled another cut, titled "Françafrique", which you can hear below via the Guardian.

Refused are embarking on a world tour soon. Find a full list of dates - including numerous gigs with Faith No More - below.

Refused:

05-28 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
05-29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
05-30 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05-31 Chicago, IL - Double Door
06-01 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
06-03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
06-04 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06-05 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
06-20 Montebello, Quebec - Amnesia Rockfest
06-27 Seinäjoki, Finland - Provinssi
07-02 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
07-11 Collalbo, Italy - Rock im Ring
07-16 Viveiro, Spain - Resurrection Fest
07-17 Tønsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell
07-18 Tromso, Norway - Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival
07-30 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Music Park *
08-01 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center *
08-02 Columbia, MA - Merriweather Post Pavilion *
08-04 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
08-05 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
08-07 Toronto, Ontario - Ricoh Coliseum *
08-28 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
08-29 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Pure & Crafted Festival
08-30 Reading, England - Reading Festival

* with Faith No More

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A$AP Rocky's New Album <i>At.Long.Last.A$AP</i> Is Out Now

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A$AP Rocky is dropping his LongLiveA$AP follow-up, At.Long.Last.A$AP (A.L.L.A.), a week ahead of its original June 2 release date. It will be available online and in stores at midnight tonight. Update: It's out now on iTunes, as well as Spotify; listen below.

OFFICIAL ALBUM RELASE IN STORES AND ONLINE @ MIDNIGHT TONIGHT , THANX FOR LISTENING , HOPE YALH ENJOYED . BLESS .... A$VP X LIFE X RIP YAMS

— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) May 26, 2015

The album features contributions from Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, Miguel, and more.

Watch A$AP Rocky freestyle in an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Selector":

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A$AP Rocky's New Album <i>At.Long.Last.A$AP</i> Is Out at Midnight Tonight

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A$AP Rocky is dropping his LongLiveA$AP follow-up, At.Long.Last.A$AP (A.L.L.A.), a week ahead of its original June 2 release date. It will be available online and in stores at midnight tonight.

OFFICIAL ALBUM RELASE IN STORES AND ONLINE @ MIDNIGHT TONIGHT , THANX FOR LISTENING , HOPE YALH ENJOYED . BLESS .... A$VP X LIFE X RIP YAMS

— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) May 26, 2015

The album features contributions from Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, Miguel, and more.

Watch A$AP Rocky freestyle in an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Selector":

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Ariel Pink Discusses Madonna, Grimes, Robin Thicke on Bret Easton Ellis's Podcast

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American Psycho/Less Than Zero author Bret Easton Ellis hosts a podcast—he's previously recorded conversations with Kanye West, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenigthe National's Matt Berninger, and others.

Today, he's shared a new one with Ariel Pink. The two discuss childhood bullies, rock and pop music history, why last year's pom pom was credited solely to Pink, comments about Pink from Grimes and Madonna (whom he says he "loves"), Robin Thicke, and more. Stream or download it here.

Read our interview with Ariel Pink.

Watch Ariel Pink perform "Beverly Kills" for Pitchfork.tv:

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Icona Pop Return With "Emergency"

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"I Love It" hitmakers Icona Pop are back with a new single, "Emergency", which will be out tomorrow on iTunes. It features vocals by fellow Swedish pop artist Erik Hassle. The duo also plan to announce new tour dates soon.

Icona Pop's last album was 2013's This Is... Icona Pop.

Here's the single's artwork:

Watch Icona Pop do karaoke for Pitchfork.tv:

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