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LISTEN: Candy Hearts Changes Name to Best Ex and Release New Single “Girlfriend”

Pop punk outlet Candy Hearts are headed in a new direction, changing their name to Best Ex and releasing a track titled “Girlfriend.” After touring under the moniker Candy Hearts since 2009, lead vocalist and songwriter Mariel Loveland decided to revamp her brand, telling her fans “Best Ex is taking everything that Candy Hearts is — everything that I am — and giving it a breakup makeover.” Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Darkstar & Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts Cover “Temporary Secretary” by Paul McCartney

When I learned that this cover happened, I knew I had to cover it. I don’t really listen to Darkstar or Wild Beasts, but when I saw that they covered what could be Paul McCartney‘s worst track ever, “Temporary Secretary”, I had to see how it turned out. (For those musically adventurous, feel free to listen to McCartney’s original track here.) Hayden Thorpe, singer and instrumentalist of the indie-rock/pop band Wild Beasts joined forces with the electronic music group, Darkstar, and posted the song to Soundcloud two days ago. Keeping with the…

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STREAM: Bastille “The Driver”

After unveiling “bad_news” in August, Bastille has been relatively silent until this month. Recently they previewed their upcoming mixtape Other People’s Heartache, Pt. III with “Torn Apart” featuring Grades on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1. Now the synth-pop group has just released their contribution to the Drive soundtrack. Their new song “The Driver” was revealed yesterday and can be streamed below. Other People’s Heartache, Pt. III is available for pre-order here, which includes a download for the song. For more Bastille, you can purchase a CD for All This Bad Blood here or buy concert tickets for their…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Beat the Heart ‘Waiting For A Sequel’

Hailing from Stockholm, indie/alternative rock band Beat the Heart – comprised of two pairs of brothers plus a friend for a fifth member – has recently released their newest EP, Waiting For A Sequel, on May 6th. While only a 4-track EP, Beat the Heart does well to reveal their artistry in a short amount of time, though the EP includes two 5+ minute songs for good measure. With this second album (after their debut, Glebe Market, that was released March 2013), Waiting For A Sequel is brimming with mellow…

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The Postal Service Confirm Reunion

The Postal Service have confirmed a 2013 reunion. They will release a deluxe reissue of Give Up next month, and will reunite to play Coachella. Check out a report after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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