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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week, as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: a new album from HAIM,  news from LCD Soundsystem, and more!


HAIM release sophomore album today




HAIM, the 80’s-inspired trio of sisters, are back with their second album Something to Tell You. This is their first release since their debut four years ago, Days are Gone. In an interview with Pitchfork, the band describes the thought process behind every STTY song — read about it here.


LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom comes out as transgender




This week, Gavin Russom of LCD Soundsystem came out as transgender. In an interview with Pitchfork, she described how she has always felt like she was denying a part of herself. She will DJ during Femme’s Room in Chicago on July 13th.


Foster the People release new lyric video




Foster the People’s new single, “Loyal Like Sid & Nancy,” comes with an accompanying lyric video. The song is named after Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, who was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.


Cut Copy drop new single, “Airborne”




Australian band Cut Copy released their new single “Airborne” yesterday. The song builds on the band’s well-known indie electronic sound with a twist of disco. There’s no talk of an album yet, but this one is bound to get stuck in your head while awaiting the news.


Arcade Fire release new song




After releasing three singles in advance of their upcoming album, Arcade Fire debuted yet another track, called “Chemistry,” at a London concert. Their full album, Everything Now, will be released July 28th.

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