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27th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016

Stream ‘Day Of The Dead’ Grateful Dead Covers By The National, The War On Drugs [LISTEN]

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Day Of The Dead, the forthcoming Grateful Dead tribute album which features 59 tracks and over five hours' worth of music curated and compiled by The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, is due to drop May 20. In advance of its release, the pair have shared the first five cuts: "Touch Of Grey" performed by The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett's "New Speedway Boogie," "Sugaree" by Phosphorescent and Jenny Lewis, "Black Muddy River" by Bruce Hornsby and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon with DeYarmond Edison, and the National's own take on "Morning Dew."READ MORE

The National

The National Detail Grateful Dead Album Featuring Vampire Weekend, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver

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The National discuss work on the band's follow-up to 2013's Trouble Will Find Me and working with Vampire Weekend, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver and many more artists on a new compilation of Grateful Dead covers, according to a new in-depth feature in Stereogum.READ MORE

Mumford & Sons and Ed Helms

Mumford & Sons Cover The Beatles' 'With A Little Help From My Friends' at Bonnaroo [WATCH]

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Music festivals tend to bring about endless collaborations and guests to the stage, leaving audience members eager to see if their favorite artists will enlist the help of any fellow musicians. During Mumford & Sons headlining set at Manchester's Bonnaroo on Saturday, the folk rockers invited special guests to join them in a cover of The Beatles classic, "With A Little Help From My Friends."READ MORE

deadmau5 Bonnaroo 2015

Treasure Island 2015 Lineup: Deadmau5, The National, The War On Drugs Headline

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Festival season is in full swing right now in the Northern Hemisphere with Bonnaroo taking the headlines this weekend in the United States. It is a marathon, not a sprint, to get through one, let alone the whole season, yet the announcements just keep on coming. A new contender has announced itself for the very end of the season - Treasure Island, which will feature some big names across music like deadmau5, The National, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs and many more.READ MORE

Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs

War on Drugs Jumps to Major Label, Atlantic, After 'Lost in The Dream' Success

Buzz 14:36PM EDT

The War on Drugs has indie rock fans everywhere bristling after Adam Granduciel announced the group would be heading to Atlantic Records for a two-album contract. The band had released its three previous album's, including 2014's acclaimed 'Lost In The Dream,' on independent label Secretly Canadien. Should fans be worried that the expectations of big music will crush the quality of War's output?READ MORE

Florence + The Machine performs at GovBall 2015

Governors Ball 2015: Best, Worst & Biggest Moments from Deadmau5, Florence + The Machine, The War on Drugs & More

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It's Monday morning now, and Governors Ball 2015 has finally come to an end. Over the weekend of June 5, countless rock, EDM and rap acts took to the stage at New York's City's Randall's Island to play for crowds of adoring fans. But, with the best of the fest which ranges from free chips to Florence + The Machine to SBTRKT, we also got sound issues, long lines for burgers and big ol' mud pits. In all its glory, Music Times was there to take in it all. See our best of the fest superlatives!READ MORE

Governors Ball 2015 Conflicts: The Black keys, Florence + The Machine, Weird Al, Lana Del Rey

Governors Ball 2015's Worst Scheduling Conflicts: Florence + The Machine vs. The Decemberists, The Black Keys vs. Lana Del Rey & More

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Governors Ball 2015 is only a couple of weeks away, and today (May 20), the New York City festival announced its full hour-by-hour schedule. And, of course, with a lineup stacked with the likes of Drake, Florence + The Machine, Lana Del Rey, The Black Keys, Deadmau5 and more, there were sure to be plenty of time conflicts.READ MORE

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs Performs "Under the Pressure," "Disappointing" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

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The War on Drugs continued its victory lap behind last year's 'Lost in a Dream' album, performing "Under the Pressure" and "Disappointing" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' last night, April 13. The group put on a signature performance, complete with dreamy guitar licks and peaceful grooves.READ MORE

Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs 'Lost in The Dream' and Lost on The Road as Band Expands 2015 Tour Dates, Festival Stops

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The War on Drugs had a pretty good year, with 'Lost in The Dream' appearing on a bevy of end-of-year lists (including placing no. 3 on Music Times Best of 2014) and the band has apparently been selling well in advance of its Spring tour, so it announced a whole bunch of new dates.READ MORE

The War On Drugs

The War on Drugs Frontman Adam Granduciel Discusses Sun Kil Moon Feud, New Music

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One of the strangest and funniest music feuds in recent memory was the -- mostly -- one-sided battle between Sun Kil Moon and The War on Drugs from last year, throughout which War on Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel tried his best to take the high road and remain silent about the whole thing. Now, in a new interview with "Uncut," Granduciel has opened up a bit more about the feud, telling Sun Kil Moon frontman Mark Kozelek to "get over" himself and suggesting that Kozelek was perhaps "playing this part" instead of being genuinely outraged.READ MORE

Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs Announces US Tour Dates for Spring: 'Lost in the Dream' Band Add Gigs Following Festival Announcements

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The War on Drugs just added some spring dates to their victory lap tour behind 2014's brilliant "Lost in the Dream" record. In addition to their scheduled appearances at Coachella, Governors Ball and Bonnaroo, the group will make stops in Virginia, Georgia and Alabama before festival season arrives. Their next trek begins at the end of the month in Mexico as part of My Morning Jacket's One Big Holiday event.READ MORE

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Belle & Sebastian Share New Song "The Cat With The Cream" From Upcoming Album "Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance" [LISTEN]

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Scottish indie pop legends Belle & Sebastian have shared another track from their upcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, titled "The Cat with the Cream," which you can check out below. Though the previous songs that have been shared so far from the album have been pretty upbeat and fun, "The Cat with the Cream" is far more dramatic and low-key, with a prominent string section and almost no percussion other than a steady kick drum. The lyrics are also more political than we're used to hearing from frontman Stuart Murdoch, with lines about Tories and the boom/bust nature of capitalist economies.READ MORE


POP ETC. Shares New Song "Running In Circles," Announces New Album [LISTEN]

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Brooklyn-via-Berkeley indie rock group POP ETC (formerly the Morning Benders) have shared a new track titled "Running in Circles," which you can check out here. According to Stereogum, the track is the first to be shared from POP ETC's upcoming studio album, which is set for release later this year. Keeping up with the recent indie rock trend of paying homage to mainstream '80s rock artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, and Tom Petty (see: The War On Drugs, Ryan Adams), "Running In Circles" is a dancey, synth-heavy track that could easily be spun in a club, with a chorus that could legitimately be mistaken for a top 10 hit from 1985.READ MORE

Jack White / Beck

Music Times 10 Best Albums of 2014; St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Jack White & More...Who Takes No. 1?

Buzz 10:17AM EDT

Glares were exchanged. Words were said that can't be taken back. Punches weren't quite thrown, although two Music Times editors (that won't be named) did engage in a karate chop battle reminiscent of the Clark Griswold vs. Plastic Lawn Reindeer battle of '91. When all was said and done however, the staff had managed to narrow a list of 943 albums down to a mere 10. Old standards like Jack White and Beck proved that their status within the music community was intact, and newer, much buzzed about acts including Sturgill Simpson proved themselves worthy of consideration during the previous 12 months.READ MORE

Taylor Swift

Music Times 25 Best Songs of 2014: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Hozier, St. Vincent & More

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2014 was the year of a thousand controversies: Taylor Swift pulled all of her music from Spotify, Sun Kil Moon started a feud with The War On Drugs, Jack White accused The Black Keys of ripping him off (again), and almost nobody went platinum. When you put all of that aside, however, what you're left with is a bunch of incredible songs, which is really what it's all about. Here are the 25 best songs from 2014, as determined by Music Times writers Ryan Book, Caitlin Carter, Joey DeGroot, Kyle Dowling, and Carolyn Menyes.READ MORE

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