First Listen: Au Revoir Simone, 'Move In Spectrums'

Au Revoir Simone stands out because its members offset their lush keyboard melodies and faultless vocal harmonies with serrated melancholy. But the Brooklyn band also knows well enough to inject its songs with sass and snap. Listen to Au Revoir Simone's Move In Spectrums streaming on FUV and NPR Music before its release on September 24.

First Listen: Chvrches, 'The Bones Of What You Believe'

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The Glaswegians' debut showcases a band that bridges styles and eras on the strength of its own charisma. Though it can be ominous, even aggressive, Chvrches' electro-pop songs maintain a disarming fizziness. Listen to Chvrches' The Bones of What You Believe streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music prior to its September 24 release on Glassnote Records.

Watch Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams And Nile Rodgers Lose Themselves To Dance

Although a snippet of Daft Punk's "Lose Yourself To Dance" had been leaked as a tease, the full video — featuring Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams in dazzling futuristic garb — is finally out. Watch it here.

First Listen: Grouplove, 'Spreading Rumours'


The candy-coated craftsmanship and joy on display throughout Spreading Rumours makes the record ludicrously easy to love — a welcome dose of summertime from the L.A. pop-rock band, just in time for fall. Listen to Grouplove's Spreading Rumours streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music prior to the album's release on September 17.

Arcade Fire And David Bowie Hook Up For New Single

Arcade Fire kept to its September 9 at 9 p.m. promise — across international time zones —  with the release of the title track from Reflektor, the band's upcoming album due out on October 29 via Merge. Not only was the 7:33 song produced by James Murphy and veers headlong into dance territory, but David Bowie comes along for the ride. Watch Anton Corbijn's eerie Arcade Fire video here and the additional interactive video on the band's own site, but you'll need Google Chrome.

Arcade Fire Release An Album Trailer For 'Reflektor'

Arcade Fire fans, you might want to mark down September 9 at 9 p.m. EDT on your smartphone or laptop calendars. The band, which releases its next album Reflektor on October 29 via Merge, has released an album trailer teasing an event to take place on that date. Watch the trailer here and get ready for an autumn of Arcade Fire.

Watch MGMT's Album Teaser With New Songs

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The third, self-titled album from MGMT is around the bend, released on September 17 via Columbia. To tease the promising eccentricities of their new release, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden have released a short film that contains snippets of five new tracks and a lot of spirited weirdness.

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