Kim Gordon – “Murdered Out”

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Kim Gordon has just released her first song under hew own name, and it’s a monster. After spending 30 years in Sonic Youth, and the last few as one half of Body/Head, Gordon has stepped out on her own for this new single. There’s a definite goth/industrial feel to it, which is sort of new for one of no-wave’s creators. But really, who cares about genre? Just dive in.

Gary Clark Jr. – “Take Me Down”

Gary Clark Jr. performs at the Coachella Music Festival on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Indio, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Southern California News Group)

Gary Clark Jr. has contributed a fantastic new track called “Take Me Down” for the Peter Berg film Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Kurt Russell, Dylan O’Brien, and Kate Hudson. You can check both the single and movie trailer below.

Peter Gabriel – “The Veil”

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Peter Gabriel has once again surprised us with a new studio song. “The Veil” is tied in with the new Oliver Stone movie about Edward Snowden, that’s set to arrive in theaters Sept. 16. Here’s what Gabriel has to say about it all:

As we become so visible in the digital world and leave an endless trail of data behind us, exactly who has our data and what they do with it becomes increasingly important.

Snowden’s revelations shocked the world and made it very clear why we need to have some way to look over those who look over us. With increasing terrorist attacks, security is critical, but not without any accountability or oversight.

I was very happy to learn Oliver Stone had decided to make a film about Edward Snowden and believe this is a powerful and inspiring film.

Oliver takes his music very seriously and I have always enjoyed collaborating with him and [music supervisor] Budd Carr.

Grandaddy – “Way We Won’t” & “Clear Your History”

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Grandaddy are back! Jason Lytle and the gang spent their summer playing festivals, and that’s resulted in their first new music since 2006’s Just Like The Family Cat. Both are classic Grandaddy, the perfect way to get your weekend started!

Kings of Leon – “Waste A Moment”

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Kings of Leon have been teasing details on their followup to 2013’s Mechanical Bull, and this morning we got the first single to We Are Like Love Songs, aka WALLS (Oct. 14). “Waste A Moment” finds them in soaring-big-chorus land and will recall a few of your favorite KOL songs of past. Dig in.

Sunflower Bean – “Old World”

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Look out for a covers EP from Sunflower Bean tomorrow. From The Basement finds them tackling songs from T. Rex, Neil Young, Spiritualized, and The Modern Lovers. In fact, it’s the Modern Lovers tune that represents as the first single.