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Primavera Sound 2015 Announces Lineup, Featuring Alt-J, Sleater-Kinney, The Strokes, Many More

Buzz 16:43PM EDT

The latest festival to announce its 2015 line-up is Primavera Sound, which is celebrating its 15th year. The line-up was originally announced through an app called Line-App, but if you don't feel like downloading that, you can just watch the video announcement below. As can be expected from Primavera Sound, this year's lineup is absolutely killer. Among the most notable acts performing this year are Alt-J, The Black Keys, Belle & Sebastian, The Strokes, Run The Jewels, Interpol, Sun Kil Moon, Spiritualized, Mac DeMarco, Patti Smith, Panda Bear, The New Pornographers, Caribou, Ariel Pink, Tyler, The Creator, Swans, Brand New, Twin Shadow, and many, many more.READ MORE

Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian Extend World Tour, Perfume Genius and Real Estate to Open [FULL SCHEDULE]

Buzz 16:09PM EDT

Belle & Sebastian's upcoming studio album, 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.' is set for release next week and in support of the album, the band has extended their world tour with a new string of North American tour dates for the spring. According to reports, the first North American leg of the tour kicks off on March 30 in Boston and finishes up in on April 18 with the band's second appearance at Coachella 2015, while the second leg kicks off on June 9 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and finishes up on June 18 in Kansas City. Singer-songwriter Perfume Genius will be opening for six dates, while New Jersey indie rock band Real Estate will be opening on two dates.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]

Buzz 13:23PM EDT

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

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8 Artists Who Hated The Production On Their Own Albums: Nirvana, Oasis, And More

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Making albums is almost always a collaborative process between the artist and their producer, which means that egos often clash and ideas are often compromised. For these eight artists, however, these compromises apparently didn't work out in their favor. Here are eight artists who hated the production on their albums.READ MORE

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8 Great Winter Songs (That Aren't About Christmas): Kate Bush, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, And More

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It's the middle of December, which means you're probably sick of all the non-stop Christmas music you've been forced to hear for the past few weeks. If you want to take a break from the holiday tunes, but still enjoy their wintery spirit, try checking out these eight songs instead. Happy winter solstice!READ MORE

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Belle & Sebastian Share Music Video For "Nobody's Empire" From Upcoming Album 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance' [WATCH]

Buzz 16:35PM EDT

Scottish indie pop outfit Belle & Sebastian have shared the music video for their latest single "Nobody's Empire," which you can check out below. The video, directed by Blair Young and frontman Stuart Murdoch, features footage from the cover photoshoot for the band's upcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, with model Tamzin Merchant lip-synching the lyrics, intercut with home movies submitted by fans and stock footage taken from the Scottish Screen Archive and the Prelinger Archives.READ MORE

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Belle & Sebastian Share Music Video For "The Party Line" [WATCH]

Buzz 12:36PM EDT

A few weeks back, Scottish indie pop crew Belle & Sebastian shared their single "The Party Line," the first from their upcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, and today they've shared the song's music video, which you can check out below. The Leblanc + Cudmore-directed clip features choreography by Robert Binet and offers three different takes of a shy girl going out to a dance club with her friends, like a twee version of Run Lola Run.READ MORE

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Belle and Sebastian Share Funky New Single 'The Party Line' [LISTEN]

Buzz 15:53PM EDT

Belle and Sebastian's upcoming album "Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance" will not be released until January, but today the Scottish indie pop legends have shared the album's first single, "The Party Line," which you can check out below. Anyone coming into this song expecting some of the band's signature chamber pop musings might be in for a shock, however, since this is a funky, synth-heavy dance number all the way.READ MORE

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9 Bands Named After People Who Aren't Members: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, And More

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When you hear about an artist such as Elvis Costello or Billy Joel, it's safe to assume that these are solo artists. Some bands, however, adopt names such as these that would confuse people into thinking they're solo acts, or even duos. Here are nine bands that are named after people who aren't in the band.READ MORE

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Belle and Sebastian Shares Artwork, Tracklist for Upcoming Album 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' [PHOTO]

Buzz 15:19PM EDT

Belle and Sebastian's upcoming studio album "Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance" is not set for release until Jan. 20, but today the band has shared the album's cover and tracklist, which you can check out below.READ MORE

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Belle And Sebastian Announce Vinyl Reissues, 'It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career'

Genres 15:04PM EDT

Scottish indie pop heroes Belle & Sebastian have announced a vinyl reissue series of all of their studio albums, as well as two compilations and one live album. The series is titled "It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career," named for the opening track to the band's 1998 album The Boy with the Arab Strap. The reissues will be released through in the UK on Oct. 6 through Jeepster Records, and in the US on Oct. 7 through Matador Records.READ MORE

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15 Song Titles That Describe The Music: George Harrison, Gorillaz, And More

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Anyone who writes music can tell you that when a song is first written, it's usually given a boring descriptive title such as "Punk Song in A" or "Song With Slide Guitar" to remind the writer of how it goes. However, sometimes an actual title never comes along, and these descriptive working titles end up in the final tracklisting. Here are 15 song titles that describe the music.READ MORE

8 Pop Stars Who Collaborated With Alternative Artists: Kesha, Kanye, And More

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The Flaming Lips' recent collaboration with Miley Cyrus might seem like a bizarre and unprecedented mash-up, but this is far from the first time that a pop star has worked with an alternative musician. Here are eight pop stars that have collaborated with alternative artists.READ MORE

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8 Bands That Never Appear On Album Covers: Radiohead, The Strokes, And More

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Though finding bands that didn't appear on their own album covers was a pretty difficult task back in the '50s and '60s, bands have explored many different styles of album artwork as time progressed. Here are eight bands that have never appeared on their album covers.READ MORE

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6 Great Albums Named After Their Worst Song: The Smiths, Bob Dylan, And More

Exclusives 13:00PM EDT

When an album is named after a particular track, there's an unspoken expectation that this track will be somehow exceptional, and one of the album's best. However, these six albums were named after songs that ended being their weakest.READ MORE

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