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DIIV Announces Second Album, Is the Is Are  

For all you hipster-beach-bum-bleached-out-indie-rock-listening people out there, and others, Brooklyn-based indie rock band DIIV has brought news of a new album, Is the Is Are, which is set to release this fall via Captured Tracks. This will be the band’s second album, after their 2012 debut release Oshin. The band is set to play the majority of the new album this Tuesday during a concert at Baby’s All Right, in New York City.   For more DIIV you can purchase a CD or concert tickets here. Listen to DIIV’s Track “Doused”…

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STREAM: “Confusion” from Ben Stiller’s Teenage Punk Album

Yes, we’re talking about the actor Ben Stiller, and frankly I find this news even more exciting than the Zoolander 2 announcement earlier this month. So here’s the scoop: Back in high school, 1979 to be exact, Stiller and friends formed a punk rock band known as Capital Punishment. In 1982 they released their first and only LP titled Roadkill, which is now a collectors item. But now Brooklyn-based indie label Captured Tracks (the label for Mac DeMarco, The Beach Fossils, and DIIV) will be reissuing the album Roadkill, and…

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Indie Labels Unite For Artist Fairness

“Fair Digital Deals Declaration” is an initiative launched by independent record labels to help ensure fairness for their artists. Over 700 labels have united under the movement, including Sub Pop, Epitaph, XL, 4AD, Matador, Drag City, Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Saddle Creek, Captured Tracks, Mute, Numero Group and many more. The initiative details 5 primary goals/guidelines, which you can read after the jump! This movement hopes to work towards complete artist fairness from indie labels, and it launches today. In celebration, you can buy concert tickets and purchase a CD from your favorite…

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Medicine Reunites For New Album; Stream “Long As The Sun”

Dream pop band Medicine will be reuniting to make their first album in 18 years. The band will be releasing their new full length album To the Happy Few August 6th. Check out their new single “Long as the Sun” after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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