Indie rock band Destroyer’s video for Poison Season cut “Times Square” is a cartoon romp through the forest. Sure, the titular New York location makes a cameo, as does frontman Dan Bejar. But the real stars here are stop-motion creatures. Warning: their creepy cuteness might make you think twice before going out into the woods. Check out the Shayne Ehman directed clip below. Poison Season is out tomorrow on Merge Records.


If you like The Black Keys you’ll love ... The Arcs. Right? Actually that might not just be hype. Dan Auerbach’s new project has all the same soulful Keys swagger, as evidenced by this live video for album cut “Stay in My Corner.” Check out what the band calls a “celebratory” live cut and the track list for their upcoming album Yours Dreamily, due out Sept 4.

1. Once We Begin (Intro)
2. Outta My Mind
3. Put a Flower in Your Pocket
4. Pistol Made of Bones
5. Everything You Do (You Do for You)
6. Stay in My Corner
7. Cold Companion
8. The Arc
9. Nature's Child
10. Velvet Ditch
11. Chains of Love
12. Come & Go
13. Rosie (Ooh La La)
14. Searching the Blue Discuss

Last night, Our Lady of Perpetual Friendship (a.k.a. Taylor Swift) welcomed Beck and St. Vincent to the stage during her show at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The trio of newly minted pals performed Beck’s summer single “Dreams,” which, judging by the video below, made for some pretty solid arena rock. From mainstream darling to alt appreciator—Swift has come a long way from taking an ex to task for listening to “some indie record that’s much cooler than mine.” The final installment of Swift’s Los Angeles residency goes down tonight. Who will join her? Haim? Paul McCartney? The Dalai Lama? You? The sky’s the limit, apparently.


Two years after penning his poetic autobiography, and one year after the release of his solo album World Peace is None of Your Business, former Smiths frontman Morrissey has announced his debut novel. List of the Lost streets late September on Penguin Books UK. (A U.S. release date is still forthcoming.) There's still no word on a plot, but we have our guesses. Stay tuned for a story of a heroic pop musician who escapes the clutches of his evil corporate record label while convincing us along the way that meat really is murder. Discuss

Last night Taylor Swift continued her quest to bring every living human being on stage at her show. (Recent live performances have featured everyone from Kobe Bryant to Julia Roberts.) Joining Swift on the third night of her LA Staples Center residency were newly minted BFFS Alanis Morissette, and Natalie Maines, who performed '90s staples “You Ought to Know” and “Goodbye Earl.” Comedy queen Ellen DeGeneres also stopped by to walk the runway during “Style,” out-Swifting Swift in a sparkly blouse and tutu. Check out video of all three concert cameos below. Night four of her Los Angeles shows is up next, so place your cameo bets now.


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