Listen to Karen O's First Song Off Her Solo LP... THE DAILY SWARM

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A solo LP from Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is long overdue and, judging by her new song “Rapt,” Crush Songs is worth the wait. Via Brooklyn Vegan: “Rapt” is under two minutes of bedroom singer/songwriter stuff with no more than her roughly ….Read More Via:: THE DAILY SWARM

Watch: 10-Year-Old Adorably Shreds Slayer... THE DAILY SWARM

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This 10-year-old playing Slayer’s “War Ensemble” is shocking in multiple ways. First, she’s doing it on a real guitar; second, holy crap her little sister is adorable in a way that we can actually stomach. Via Death and Taxes: She’s playing it along to ….Read More Via:: THE DAILY SWARM

How to Make Your TV Commercials Look Epic, Even on Zero Budget Adweek – Adfreak

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How can marketers with modest budgets—local home renovators and heating-system installers, for example—create “epic” advertising without going broke? Brazilian agency AlmapBBDO suggests tapping into the royalty-free video and image library of iStock by Getty Images. And it offers three amusing and effective spots to illustrate its point. ….Read More Via:: ADWEEK – AdFreak

Stiff Little Fingers announce 2015 US tour dates BROOKLYN VEGAN

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photo: Stiff Little Fingers at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV) Irish punk legends Stiff Little Fingers, still led by the gravelly-voiced Jake Burns, released their newest album No Going Back last year, and they’ll continue to tour in support of it this year. The tour ….Read More Via:: BROOKLYN VEGAN

Mas Ysa – “Margarita (Delorean Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere) STEREOGUM

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Thomas Arsenault wrote “Margarita” as a towering New Wave tribute to his mom, but when Delorean got their hands on the Mas Ysa track, they turned it inside out, de-emphasizing the melody in favor of atmosphere and infectious rhythm. That’s not to say there’s no harmonious goodness here, though; ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM