Liars: New Video and Free Downloads

Following two special NY shows this past weekend at The MET and Le Poisson Rouge, Liars are offering fans a free download of two new tracks, “I Saw You From The Lifeboat” and “Perfume Tear.”  A download of  these tracks will “automagically” enter you in to win a piece of original artwork by Liars.

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IHL Music Notes: Mick Harvey, Girl Band, Kurt Vile, Majical Cloudz

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“I Wish That I Were Stone” is the mascot track from former PJ Harvey collaborator Mick Harvey‘s sixth solo album, FOUR (Acts of Love), out via Mute April 29th in the UK and June 11th in the US.  Give the track a spin in the embedded SoundCloud player below.  According to Mute’s copy on the forthcoming LP, FOUR is a bittersweet meditation on romantic love; “its loss, re-awakening, our ongoing struggles with it and its place in our universe.”  The album is divided into three acts and plays out as a continuous song cycle.  Unsurprisingly, PJ Harvey makes a canorous cameo on the track, “Glorious.”  Harvey’s renown is three-fold: His career with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; his soundtrack work on Chopper, To Have And To Hold and Australian Rules; and his production acumen on PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake.  [Via Mute].

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The Suicide Of Western Culture Release Their Second Single

The track is curiously titled, “Hey, guys! I Know The name Of The Culprits,” and can be streamed via the embedded player below.  The track marks the second single to spawn from their upcoming album, “Hope Only Brings Pain” (Irregular Label), releasing March 14th.

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The Flaming Lips to Release a Drug-Inspired, Terrifying LP on April 16th

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Their latest record, The Terror (available for preorder now), is described by frontman Wayne Coyne as “bleak” and “disturbing.”  From what I’ve heard so far, it appears to carry the DNA of the grim psychedelic aesthetic in 2009’s Embryonicmost assuredly a good thing.  What follows is the walloping, 12-minute track, “You Lust,” if only to whet your palate.

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IHL Music Round-Up: Melinda Ortner, The Zolas, Simian Ghost, and Plumes

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Track Awareness: “Innuendo Eyes” by Remember Your Dead

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Track Awareness: “Hall of Mirrors” by The Helio Sequence

Four years after their last effort, 2008’s Keep Your Eyes Ahead, Portland-based indie rockers The Helio Sequence are set to release their fifth LP Negotiations this fall on Sub Pop Records. Earlier this summer, the duo unleashed “October”, a simple gem of a pop song  rife with soaring melodies and spacious, Eno-esque production. Now they’ve treated us to “Hall of Mirrors”, a song with equal parts of melodic goodness and sonic interest. Both are streaming below for your listening pleasure.

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