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The Latest: Yeah Yeah Yeahs get soulful on “Burning" and more

The latest, from Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Fakes and more. This is our daily download of the essential news you need to know across music, culture and style. Continue reading…



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Yeah Yeah Yeahs hold on to precious memories on “Burning”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back with a new Andrew Wyatt-produced track called “Burning.” The song draws from Karen O’s experience returning home to find a fire crew who had just extinguished her blazing bedroom. Many of O’s belongings had been burnt except for sentimental keepsakes. “Burning,” like O’s family photos, has a singed, shadowy edge, but its meaning is clear and preserved through the haze. Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ fifth studio album, Cool It Down, drops Sept. 30 via Secretly Canadian and is available for preorder now.

Fakes proves selling counterfeit IDs is a hell of a high school job

In the world of teen drama, fake IDs remain an enticing MacGuffin, but Fakes is setting its sights on the world of the sellers rather than the buyers. In the series’ first trailer, viewers get a glimpse at Zoe Christensen (Emilija Baranac) and Rebecca Li (Jennifer Tong), two high schoolers whose illegal side hustle of selling fake IDs gets them caught in the crosshairs of some more unsavory criminals. Fakes will also star Richard Harmon, Mya Lowe, Devon Slack, Cameron Andres and more. The 10-episode series premieres on Netflix Sept. 2. 

Coheed and Cambria expand the Vaxis narrative with “A Disappearing Act” video

Coheed and Cambria‘s newest music video lends a harrowing aura to “A Disappearing Act.” The high-energy track sees Claudio Sanchez swapping out his guitar for a synthesizer as the band expand on the tale of Vaxis, a psychic child with a massive role to play in an interplanetary war. The video sees Candelaria, the leader of the Liars Club, reaching out of the band’s fictional world and making its members fade from existence one by one. Coheed and Cambria are currently on their 2022 North American tour with special guests Alkaline Trio and Mothica. For tickets and more information, check here. 

Alvvays let go of the past on “Easy on Your Own?”

Alvvays dropped the second single from their upcoming album, Blue Rev. The song, “Easy on Your Own?,” is a pillowy cloud of a track. Guitars streak through the airy sonic environment like bolts of lightning. Every step of the way, Molly Rankin serves as a gentle guide, leading listeners through the hazy track. Alvvays are heading on their U.S. tour with support from Slowpulp in October. Check here for more information.


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