6/23/2017

Midnight Sister @ The Echo












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1 WEEK TIL BURGER BOOGALOO IN OAKLAND with IGGY POP, Buzzcocks, X, John Waters, Guitar Wolf, NRBQ + MORE!!!

 BURGER BOOGALOO 2017

BURGER BOOGALOO!!!

JULY 1 & 2 AT MOSSWOOD PARK IN OAKLAND, CA

CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFO + TICKETS!!!

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Featuring...

IGGY POP

BUZZCOCKS

JOHN WATERS

X

REDD KROSS

NRBQ

GUITAR WOLF

NOBUNNY

SHANNON & THE CLAMS

ROY LONEY

LA LUZ

JACUZZI BOYS

BABY SHAKES

PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT

WOUNDED LION

BLOODSHOT BILL

CAR CRASH

FM KNIVES

LOOSIN' STREAKS

GLITTER WIZARD

AND MORE SURPRISES!!!

JULY 1 & 2
MOSSWOOD PARK
OAKLAND, CA
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CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS + FULL INFO!!!


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AND DON'T FORGET THE KICKOFF & AFTER-PARTIES!

 BOOGALOO PARTIES

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6/22/2017

Listen to Beach House B-Sides and Rarities album in its entirety via NPR Music’s First Listen

Listen to Beach House B-Sides and Rarities album in its entirety via NPR Music’s First Listen 
http://u.subpop.com/2sZhT9i
Photo credit: Shawn Brackbill
2017 International & US tour dates resume
August 11th
B-Sides and Rarities will be available June 30th in North America from Sub Pop, in Europe from Bella Union and in Australia/New Zealand from Mistletone
Beach House is streaming its forthcoming B-Sides and Rarities album in its entirety via NPR Music’s “First Listen.” The 14-track album is out June 30th in North America from Sub Pop, Europe from Bella Union, and Australia from Mistletone.

NPR Music says of the album: “Beach House has spent 13 years and six albums perfecting a hazy dream-pop sound that's as versatile as it is enduringly, endearingly simple. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally make brooding, deliberately paced music that still sparkles and sweetens in surprising ways — a contradiction summed up by the title of one of Beach House's best records, Depression Cherry...Given its title, B-Sides And Rarities is upfront about being an exercise for enthusiasts, completists and other loving obsessives. But more casual fans shouldn't shrug it off, either. Beach House has mounted a marvelous career on its ability to set a gloomy electro-pop mood without losing touch with its brighter side — and that gift stays on full display throughout this shaggily appealing assortment of orphaned gems [link here].”

Beach House also recently delivered a new video for “Chariot” (from B-Sides and Rarities) which was directed by the band. The visual is acts as a rumination on the creation, cultivation, and confusion of narratives in media [link here].

Beach House’s B-Sides and Rarities will be released on CD / LP / CASS / DL and is available for pre-order now [link here]. LP pre-orders in North America through the Sub Pop Mega Mart and select independent retailers will receive the Loser Edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design is also available.

Beach House’s previously announced 2017 international headlining and festival tour schedule resumes this August 11th.

Aug. 11 - Copenhagen, DK - Haven
Aug. 13 - Castelbuono, IT - Ypsigrock
Aug. 16 - Sestri Levante, IT - Mojotic Festival
Aug. 18 - Parades de Coura, PT - Parades de Coura Festival
Sep. 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl*
Sep. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre*
Sep. 25 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Opera*
Sep. 27 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre* [Sold Out]
*w/ Fleet Foxes

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Guided By Voices Announce New LP + Share New Single | Announce U.S. Tour Dates For This Summer

GUIDED BY VOICES ANNOUNCE NEW LP + SHARE NEW TRACK ON PASTE
 
'HOW DO YOU SPELL HEAVEN' OUT 8/11

 U.S. TOUR THIS SUMMER
Listen & Share: Guided By Voices - "Just To Show You"
 
Guided By Voices is on a roll. You could argue, but please don't because I have a headache, that GBV is never not on a roll, that Robert Pollard's output plows past the word "prolific" like prolific is standing still in a snowbank; and that's true, but this new version of the band (Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Shue, Kevin March) has given Pollard new tools to complement his song-hammer. Thus, ergo, quod erat demonstrandum: roll.

Hot on the heels of the smothered-in-plaudits double album August By Cake comes this hot and heavy fifteen-tune long player, a melody-dense thwack to the earholes that will both energize you and deplete your body of its remaining music-appreciation enzymes. Recorded by the band in New York, and by Bob in Ohio, How Do You Spell Heaven capitalizes on the current incarnation's tour-buffed shine without sacrificing eternal GBV verities such as but not limited to: off-kilter rhythmic jolts; krazy chords; purposefully imperfect harmonies; and fragmented structures that start and stop on a coin of small denomination and go somewhere else, and quickly.

For example: Leadoff track "The Birthday Democrats" features a surfeit of pop hooks and swaggering sure-footed wordplay before dissolving like a perfect dream into Beatles-esque sound collage. "King 007" starts off like an acoustic demo from Tommy before shifting gears into a galloping riff-driven hyperspace guitar battle, before pivoting back to some kind of weirdo hybrid of the two… and then stops short just when you think you've got the thing pinned down. "Pearly Gates Smoke Machine" opens like the best thing Marc Bolan never wrote and then stubbornly refuses to cohere into an actual song, instead serving as a platform for some entertainingly normcore guitar pyrotechnics, while "How To Murder A Man" channels David Bowie channeling Scott Walker. Is this enough? Is it ever? How about "Nothing Gets You Real," a deceptively straightforward breezy number that sounds like Pollard looking back at his life-in-rock and nodding, with a melancholy smile, at past versions of himself. It'll make you cry, if you have a human heart.

There's more, much more, but you know that already. The easiest, laziest way to sum up Guided By Voices' latest album, the move we can't fail to resist making, is the most obvious: How do you spell heaven? Shout it from the rafters: G-B-V!
Guided By Voices Tour Dates:
July
28 – Chicago, IL. @ Beat Kitchen – SOLD OUT
29 – Chicago, IL. @ Wicker Park Festival (suggested $10 donation at the door)
August
16 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward
17 – Bloomington, IN. @ The Castle Theatre
19 – Minneapolis, MN. @ Hilde Performance Center ^
20 – Milwaukee, WI. @ Turner Hall
31 – Baltimore, MD. @ Otto Hall
September
01 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ House of Independents
08 – Rehoboth Beach, DE. @ Dogfish Head Brewery (FREE SHOW)
(^ = w/ Soul Asylum and The Suicide Commandos)

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Ruby Force Shares "Church And State" Video With The Bluegrass Situation; Los Angles Record Release Show June 24 at Hotel Cafe

Ruby Force Shares "Church And State" Video With The Bluegrass Situation
Stream "Damn Your Love" at Buzzbands LA 
Named One Of Rolling Stone Country's “10 New Artists You Need To Know" 
Debut Album Evolutionary War Out June 23, Los Angeles Record Release Show June 24 at Hotel Cafe 
photo credit: Casey Curry

"On her forthcoming debut album Evolutionary War, she paints colorful tales using a broad sonic palette, drawing from country, Americana, rock and indie pop for a sound that lands somewhere between Rilo Kiley and Nikki Lane." - Rolling Stone Country 

 "At turns wistful, playful and, yes, forceful, Ruby Force unveils her musical diary entries with easy melodicism, comfortable stylistic shifts and palpable conviction and poise. The work of Nikki Lane, Jenny Lewis and Kacey Musgraves are touchstones here." - Buzzbands LA

Stream: "Ode to Vic Chesnutt" at Rolling Stone Country or Soundcloud

Stream: "Damn Your Love" at Buzzbands LA or SoundCloud

Watch: "Church And State" live video at The Bluegrass Situation

Watch: "Cowboy" video at American Songwriter or YouTube

Stream: "Cowboy" at Soundcloud

Ruby Force will release her debut album Evolutionary War on June 23. The album is available to pre-order now at BandcampRuby Force has announced summer shows in Los Angeles including a record release show taking place June 24 at the Hotel CafeAll upcoming dates are listed below. 

Today The Bluegrass Situation has premiered a live video of "Church And State" fromEvolutionary War. About the song, Ruby Force's Erin McLaughlin says, "This song came out of a mystically transitional phase in life when my best girlfriends and I were living in a tiny Victorian house on the literal corner of Church and State streets in Redlands, California. We were playing at the Martini Lounge on Saturday nights and singing harmonies in the church band on Sunday mornings. So, you know, the song pretty much used me to write itself."

Earlier this month, Rolling Stone Country included Ruby Force in their June Artists To Watch feature and is running an exclusive premiere of "Ode To Vic Chesnutt" from her forthcoming release. Ruby Force's Erin McLaughlin told Rolling Stone, "Evolutionary War is sort of a collection, like a box of photos you find from a certain period of life. It strings together like a narrative essentially, about how I love. If these songs can find their way into people's hearts, not to mention playlists, I would feel like I’ve accomplished something of eternal value. It would also be wicked sweet if this record could bring something tangible back home: an audience, some discourse, that daily bread. Then I'd just do it again and again." 

Ruby Force, the musical brainchild of Erin McLaughlin, captures her personal journey of self-discovery...marked by a maturity and ease in tone, lyrics that elicit confidence in the midst of questions, and a flirty playfulness that will melt anyone's heart. All this - with an invitation to listen and engage in her twisted tales of life and love, lost and gained.

Evolutionary War is Ruby Force's debut ten-song record. It transports a listener through McLaughlin’s own experiences – from her upbringing in the yellow-hued fields of the Southwest, through the dank, fluoresced streets of urban metropolises, and across a myriad of international seas. Enlisting the collaboration of musical luminaries such as Elijah Thomson (Everest, Delta Spirit, Father John Misty), Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, The Archs, Foxygen), Frank Lenz (Pedro The Lion) and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), McLaughlin keeps good company on the sojourn as these creative partners inject a wealth of heart, brains and guts into her already soul-wrenching compositions. 

‘After the first pass through Evolutionary War, it is clear that we are witnessing only the emergence of an exciting new artist, as the songs weave through a host of familiar musical genres creating an exciting hybrid of past, present and future. If this independently produced release is any indication, the future is glittered with Ruby Force.’ - Eli Thomson

Ruby Force Tour Dates
06.24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe **RECORD RELEASE SHOW**
07.17 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer
08.13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo - Grand Ole Echo

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DEPECHE MODE RELEASES INNOVATIVE 360 VIDEO OF“GOING BACKWARDS”

DEPECHE MODE RELEASES INNOVATIVE 360 VIDEO OF
GOING BACKWARDS


VIDEO AVAILABLE NOW WITH SPECIAL AUDIO BUNDLE AVAILABLE TOMORROW
Long celebrated for quality videos that are as innovative and provocative as the music they make, Depeche Mode is once again releasing a thrilling music video, with today’s release of “Going Backwards.” The stunning video, featuring a stripped-back performance of the track and filmed in 360 degree technology, can be seen online here:http://smarturl.it/GoingBackwards360. The video was directed by Timothy Saccenti, known for his immersive photographic style, and features Depeche Mode in a stylized, full-scale video experience.

Depeche Mode is offering a special audio bundle for fans, which will include the album version of “Going Backwards”, as well as the stripped-back live recording of the song from the Highline Sessions, as featured in the video. That special bundle will be available on June 23rd here: http://smarturl.it/GoingBackwards

Going Backwards” is one of many key tracks from Spirit, Depeche Mode’s 14th studio album. Produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, the album debuted at No. 1 in multiple countries including Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal and Denmark. Proving to be not only a fan but critic favorite, Spiritadditionally debuted in the Top 10 in 15 countries, including coming in at No. 5 in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The demand for Depeche Mode’s unparalleled live show has not once slowed down, with the trio becoming the first band in history to add a fourth show at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, on Oct. 18th as part of their Global Spirit Tour.  The band is scheduled to perform on Oct. 12, 14, 16 and 18, making this the first time a band has performed four consecutive shows at the Hollywood Bowl and marking a major milestone for the famed LA venue. Depeche Mode is currently on the European stadium leg of the Global Spirit Tour, and will continue on to a 30-date North American tour in August before returning to Europe in the fall and Latin America in March 2018. The Global Spirit Touris poised to be a record-breaking tour with well over 1.5 million tickets already sold.

The album, available both digitally and physically, was released globally via Columbia Records on March 17. Spirit is available as a standard 12-track album. The band has also released a 2-CD Deluxe version of the album featuring a 28-page booklet of exclusive artwork and photos, along with five remixes created by Depeche Mode, Matrixxman and Kurt Uenala, collectively entitled the “Jungle Spirit Mixes.” The vinyl version of Spirit was released on two 180 gram LPs, featuring the standard album and a special Spirit etching on the fourth side. Fans can purchase Spirit from online retailers here: smarturl.it/Spirit.

Spirit (STANDARD):
Going Backwards             
Where's the Revolution                                 
The Worst Crime                              
Scum                     
You Move                            
Cover Me                            
Eternal                                 
Poison Heart        
So Much Love                     
Poorman            
No More (This is the Last Time)                                   
Fail  

Spirit (DELUXE):
DISC 1
Going Backwards             
Where's the Revolution                                 
The Worst Crime                              
Scum                     
You Move                            
Cover Me                            
Eternal                                 
Poison Heart        
So Much Love                     
Poorman            
No More (This is the Last Time)                                   
Fail          

DISC 2 – Jungle Spirit Mixes
Cover Me (Alt Out)                        
Scum (Frenetic Mix)       
Poison Heart (Tripped Mix)      
Fail (Cinematic Cut)                       
So Much Love (Machine Mix)     

For more details on Depeche Mode’s music, catalogue, videos and to sign up to receive announcements about upcoming tour dates, visit www.depechemode.com.

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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY & EMERICA ANNOUNCE COLLABORATIVE SHOES

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY & EMERICA ANNOUNCE COLLABORATIVE SHOES
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COLLABORATION HERE:

Emerica & Explosions In the Sky have announced the impending release of a new collaborative project, commemorating the relationship between the revered skate brand and esteemed art-rock quartet. Emerica is introducing two new customized shoes: an Explosions in the Sky-branded WINO G6 in all black premium leather and a signature WINO Cruiser displaying artwork from the band's latest album, The Wilderness. Both shoes were curated by the band and stand as a testament to the mutual friendship and fandom between the two entities. EITS have appeared on the soundtracks of multiple Emerica video projects, the epic and pastoral sounds exerting an obvious influence on their skate teams' execution. This influence is evidenced in a clip EITS and Emerica have shared today that documents their inspiring history together: http://emerica.com/eits/
 
The collaboration arrives in advance of a recently announced run of North American tour dates in ongoing support of The Wilderness. These dates focus on the western portion of the country, including a performance at Los Angeles's storied Greek Theatre. Full dates below.
 
#EmericaxEITS
#WINOG6
#MadeInEmerica
 
 
 
WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE EMERICA/EITS COLLABORATION HERE:
 
WATCH THE RECENT MUSIC VIDEO FOR "THE ECSTATICS" HERE:
 
 
 
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY TOUR DATES
 
7/7/17 - Bilbao, ES - BBK Live 
7/8/17 - Cravanche, FR - Eurokennes Festival 
7/9/17 - Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival 
7/11/17 - Linz, AT - Full Hit of Summer Festival 
8/19/17 - Bristol, UK - Arctangent Festival 
9/15/17 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
9/16/17 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
9/18/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
9/21/17 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
9/22/17 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
9/23/17 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
9/25/17 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
9/27/17 - Billings, MT - Pub Station Ballroom
9/29/17 - Bellvue, CO - Mishawaka Ampitheatre
10/1/17 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District
10/4/17 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
10/5/17 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's

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Nicole Atkins Releases New Track Today + 7/21 Album Release + Tour Dates

Nicole Atkins Releases New Track 
“Darkness Falls So Quiet” Today


(photo credit: Anna Webber)

Listen + Share “Darkness Falls So Quiet” Here

New Album Goodnight Rhonda Lee Out July 21


Summer Tour Dates, Including Newport Folk Festival & Lockn’ Festival


Nicole Atkins has released her new song “Darkness Falls So Quiet” today viaBillboard. The song appears on her forthcoming album Goodnight Rhonda Lee, outJuly 21 on Single Lock Records.  Listen and share “Darkness Falls So Quiet” here and pre-order Goodnight Rhonda Lee here.

GOODNIGHT RHONDA LEE, her first record in three yearswas recorded with Fort Worth, TX's Nile City Sound, a.k.a. producers Austin Jenkins, Josh Block, and Chris Vivion (Leon Bridges-), with additional mixing by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).The album, a vintage soul album inspired legendary artists like Dusty Springfield, Candi Staton, Roy Orbison and Janis Joplin, was first heralded last November with the release of "A Little Crazy," available now on Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp. Co-written with Chris Isaak, the track premiered via Brooklyn Vegan, which hailed it as "a delicate, soulful ballad." In addition, Atkins's stellar live performance of "A Little Crazy" was an undisputed highlight of Oscar® winner Cameron Crowe's 2016 Showtime series, Roadies.

Atkins has been celebrating GOODNIGHT, RHONDA LEE and her new relationship with Single Lock Records with a wide-ranging run of live dates including  a just completed performance at Hunter Mountain, NY's Mountain Jam as well as an appearance at this year's Newport Folk Festival. The complete itinerary is below. For updates and ticket availability, please visit www.nicoleatkins.com/tour.



Goodnight Rhonda Lee Track Listing:

1. A Little Crazy
2. Darkness Falls So Quiet
3. Listen Up
4. Goodnight Rhonda Lee
5. If I Could
6. Colors
7. Brokedown Luck
8. I Love Living Here (Even When I Don't)
9. Sleepwalking
10. A Night of Serious Drinking
11. A Dream Without Pain

Nicole Atkins Tour Dates:

7/20 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
7/21 - Florence, AL - WC Handy Festival
7/23 – Nashville, TN – 3rd and Lindsley
7/25 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head on Stage w/Robert Ellis
7/26 – Fairfield, CT – Stage One
7/29 - Freehold, NJ - Monmouth County Fair
7/30 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival w/Steelism and Ruby Amanfu
8/7 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
8/8 - Chicago, IL – Space
8/10 – Davenport, IA – The Raccoon Motel
8/11 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
8/12 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
8/18 – Asheville, NC – Altamont Theatre
8/19 - Athens, GA - Wildwood Revival 2017
8/26 – Arlington, VA – Lockn’ Festival
9/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
9/9 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
9/10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Shadow of the City Festival @ Stony Pony Summer Stage – Shadow of the City Festival

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DANGER MOUSE RELEASES “CHASE ME” MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING RUN THE JEWELS & BIG BOI

DANGER MOUSE RELEASES “CHASE ME” MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING RUN THE JEWELS & BIG BOI – WATCH HERE

ACTION PACKED VIDEO FOR ORIGINAL BABY DRIVER SOUNDTRACK SONG DIRECTED BY ANDREW DONOHO 

MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE BABY DRIVER 

OUT TOMORROW ON DANGER MOUSE’S 
30TH CENTURY RECORDS/COLUMBIA RECORDS
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FILM BABY DRIVER HITS THEATRES ON JUNE 28

Press Assets: https://sm01.box.com/v/BabyDriverAssets

Ahead of the release of the highly anticipated Edgar Wright-directed film Baby Driver (in theaters June 28) and the official soundtrack album (out tomorrow, June 23), award-winning producer and artist Danger Mouse has premiered the music video for “Chase Me,” his new original song featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi. Go behind the wheel with Baby and see Danger Mouse, Run The Jewels and Big Boi in the action packed video directed by Andrew Donoho HERE.

“Chase Me” continues to garner critical acclaim. Rolling Stone notes the song is “…packed with plenty of vivid bad-boy braggadocio” while Fader calls it “fiery”. The guest features on the song make for the perfect film tie in, as both Killer Mike of Run the Jewels and Big Boi have small but memorable appearances in Baby Driver. “Chase Me” samples “Bellbottoms” by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and features additional production from Run The Jewels El-P. Purchase and stream the song here:http://smarturl.it/ChaseMeSingle

Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, the 30-song soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s heavily anticipated, music-laden film is out tomorrow, June 23 via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records and Columbia Records. Featuring gems from almost every musical genre and spanning across multiple decades, the soundtrack can be purchased both physically as a two LP and two CD set, as well as digitally across all retailers. Purchase and listen here: http://smarturl.it/BabyDriver

BABY DRIVER SOUNDTRACK TRACKLISTING:
  1. Bellbottoms - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  2. Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl
  3. Egyptian Reggae - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
  4. Smokey Joe’s La La - Googie Rene
  5. Let’s Go Away For Awhile - The Beach Boys
  6. B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas
  7. Kashmere - Kashmere Stage Band
  8. Unsquare Dance -  Dave Brubeck
  9. Neat Neat Neat - The Damned
  10. Easy (Single Version) - The Commodores
  11. Debora - T. Rex
  12. Debra - Beck
  13. Bongolia - Incredible Bongo Band
  14. Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms) - The Detroit Emeralds
  15. Early In The Morning - Alexis Korner
  16. The Edge - David McCallum
  17. Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  18. Tequila - The Button Down Brass
  19. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - Sam & Dave
  20. Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway
  21. Intermission - Blur
  22. Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version) - Focus
  23. Radar Love (1973 Single Edit) - Golden Earring
  24. Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up - Barry White
  25. Know How - Young MC
  26. Brighton Rock - Queen
  27. Easy - Sky Ferreira
  28. Baby Driver - Simon & Garfunkel
  29. Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version) - Kid Koala
  30. Chase Me - Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi
 

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