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Watch Rokia Traoré Perform Three Songs on KEXP

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Malian musician Rokia Traoré has gained international acclaim with her latest album Beautiful Africa, a collection of rock-infused tracks that recall the type of music that first inspired her.

And during a trip through North America, Traoré stopped into Seattle’s KEXP studios to play a few new songs, including “Sarama,” which is a praise song to Malian women partly sung in English, and “Kèlè Mandi.”

Watch the entire performance after the jump and visit her official website for more information. (more…)

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The So So Glos Get Featured in Dodge’s #NextUp Campaign

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So So GlosBrooklyn-based punk rockers the So So Glos were recently featured in Dodge’s #NextUp campaign, which spotlights rising artists.

The band ripped through “Son of An American,” a track featured on  latest album Blowout.

Check out that clip and an interview below.

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Augustines Go Acoustic for Cardinal Sessions

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Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson of Brooklyn-formed indie rock outfit Augustines performed a stripped down version of a pair of their songs for Cardinal Sessions.

With the help of a Gretsch Resonator, the duo dipped back into their catalog with “Chapel Song’ from 2011 debut album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, and then played new track “Weary Eyes” from this year’s eponymous album.

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Jack White Unleashes Scorching Video for ‘Lazaretto’

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Jack White GretschJack White’s highly-anticipated sophomore solo album Lazaretto is less than a week from its release date (June 10), but he’s already furnished fans three of the new songs.

And if the audio taste isn’t enough for White enthusiasts, the prolific songwriter recently dropped a visual in the form of a music video for the record’s title track.

The black-and-white clip for “Lazaretto” is perfect for the song’s machine-gun pacing, with shots of glass breaking, a bull stomping and a car burning some serious rubber. Throughout, White stabs at his guitar and snarls into the microphone, matching the aggressive scenes around him.

Check out the video below.

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Watch New Hot Chelle Rae Video

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Pop-rock outfit Hot Chelle Rae recently dropped a new video for the single “Don’t Say Goodnight.”

The clip features Ryan Follese, Nash Overstreet and Jamie Follese scrambling all over Los Angeles to perform their summer anthem flash mob-style.

“The idea is to play in as many places as we can without getting kicked out or arrested,” Follese explains in the video’s intro.

Watch the guys in action below.

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