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KT Tunstall Releases New Album

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Scottish songstress KT Tunstall releases her fourth studio album, Tiger Suit, today in North America.

“It’s based on a recurring dream amongst other things, and it was only after I had decided on it that I discovered it was the Chinese Year of the Tiger,” Tunstall has said of her new album.

In her dream, Tunstall sees a tiger in her garden and goes outside to stroke it. After returning indoors she is seized by fear and the realization that she could have been killed. Over the years, it occurred to her that the reason the tiger responds passively is that she herself is dressed as a tiger — that she’s wearing a tiger suit.

In further describing the album’s vibe while at a media showcase in London, Tunstall claimed the songs are “like Eddie Cochran working with (British electronica duo) Leftfield.”

Tunstall will take to the road to support Tiger Suit with a 20-concert tour that starts on Oct. 31 in Portland, Ore., but fans can also catch her performing “Fade Like a Shadow” on national television tonight on Jay Leno.

In the meantime, here’s one of our favorite Tunstall songs and videos, “Suddenly I See.”

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U2 Performs Spider-Man Track Live

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U2 performed their Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark track “Boy Falls From the Sky” live for the first time during their second show in Portugal on Sunday night. The song originally debuted when actor Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man Broadway musical, performed the song on Good Morning America.

Watch video of the U2 performance below.

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Neil Young Performs at Farm Aid 25

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Neil Young performed several songs at “Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America” at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisc., over the weekend.

Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. The musicians were joined on the Farm Aid Board of Directors by Dave Matthews in 2001.

The non-profit organization has raised more than $37 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. A large portion of their fund-raising efforts comes from their annual Farm Aid concert, where artists donate their performances. This year’s lineup included Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jamey Johnson, Amos Lee, Band of Horses, Robert Francis and others.

For more information about Farm Aid, visit farmaid.org.

Watch  Young’s performance of “Sign of Love” below.

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