Listen: Yo La Tengo cover Neil Young’s ‘Time Fades Away’

Occasionally, a couple of things will come together to create something classic.  This is one of those times.

Just ahead of their US tour which kicks off in New York on June 28th, alternative legends Yo La Tengo have uploaded a new contribution to Spotify’s Singles Series.

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Hear rough mix of new Kristin Hersh song ‘Lax’; UK tour on the horizon

Legendary singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh is about to embark on a UK tour.  The Throwing Muses founder will visit various towns and cities throughout the second half of June 2018 as part of the promotion for her upcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’, scheduled for release later in the year.

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Watch ‘Missouri’, the new video from Howlin Rain

What might happen if you took the rootsier qualities of The Black Crowes, a little of the gritty vocal edge of John Fogerty and a broad love of American rock? Chances are you’d end up with a band that sounded a little like Howlin Rain.

The retro rockers are set to unveil their fifth album ‘The Alligator Bride’, but first a new single… Released a week prior to the album, ‘Missouri’ will be downloadable from the usual outlets on June 2nd, but you can watch the full video clip right now, as it’s streaming in full below.

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The Selecter & The Beat to embark on US co-headline tour

Following the massive success of a lengthy European tour, ska legends The Selecter and The Beat will be taking their show across to North America.

Both bands have recorded new material in recent years. The Selecter’s ‘Daylight’ was released in 2017 and with their essential ‘Subculture’ LP hitting the shelves just a couple of years previously, Pauline Black and company are as busy as they’ve ever been.   The Beat, meanwhile, are the version of the band featuring Ranking Roger and his son Ranking Jnr.  Their 2016 LP ‘Bounce’ is a fine return for the band and their current live show is absolutely incendiary.  If you’re a fan of second wave ska, seeing them is an absolute must.

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