Deerhoof rallies its famous friends to protest on Mountain Moves

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Two weeks before its official release, Deerhoof’s 14th album, Mountain Moves, debuted on Bandcamp as a pay-what-you-want download, with 100 percent of all proceeds going to The Emergent Fund. While Mountain Moves isn’t a “political” record in sound—there’s no fiery drum rolls or Rage Against The Machine-like…

Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, and more albums to expect in September

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

Deerhoof releases new album early, with all proceeds going to charity

Mountain Moves, the new album from Deerhoof, isn’t supposed to be released until September 8, but in an attempt to promote that physical release and do some good in the process, the band has decided to “leak” the album early and offer it on a pay-what-you-want system through Bandcamp. Furthermore, 100 percent of all…

From Paul Simon to Tegan And Sara, here’s what’s coming to record stores and streaming services in June

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to reviews sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

Snoop Dogg smoking a blunt on the Iron Throne and other sights from SXSW

For the 29th year, thousands of artists, industry types, music bloggers, drunk kids, and corporations who would love to profit from all of them descended on Austin for the annual South By Southwest festival. And for at least the 10th year, give or take two we can’t really remember, The A.V. Club was among them,…