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Bleachers and Carly Rae Jepsen, DJ Shadow and Nas, a stop-motion video from Exit Kid and more in our musical round-up

Bleachers feat. Carly Rae Jepsen: Hate That You Know Me With Carly Rae Jepsen on back-up vocals, Bleachers’ new track “Hate That You Know Me” will appear on the band’s second record Gone Now, set for release 2 June. With a slightly distorted bass line, plenty of synths and harmonized vocals—thanks to Jepsen and Sam Dew, the track builds into a pop jam that quickly …

Exit Kid: It’s Cool

It’s hard to escape the charm cast by claymation, the stop-motion animation process that artist Joe Baughman uses to great effect in the music video for “It’s Cool.” Baughmam constructs an otherworldly, whimsical dimension for the grungy but buoyant song by Exit Kid, a band fronted by Emre Türkmen of Years & Years and drummer Dylan Bell. The song will appear on Exit Kid’s debut …