Belle & Sebastian: The Cat with the Cream

Spanning their nearly 20-year career with nine full-length albums to date, Scottish group Belle and Sebastian’s unique brand of literary indie pop has garnered a fan base that stretches across generations. “The Cat with the Cream”—the lead single off the band’s upcoming full-length Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance—sees frontman Stuart Murdoch in top-form. Seamlessly blending the deeply personal with political commentary, the heartfelt track …

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From Harold Burrage's holiday-appropriate "Eat Too Much" to a new album from Theo Parrish, a look at the music we tweeted this week

Beyoncé: 7/11 It’s all in a day’s work for Beyoncé. In her new video for “7/11,” the popstar demonstrates how—with real talent and creative choreography—all you really need are a few back-up dancers, a sense of humor and a GoPro camera to make a music video that will get the world watching. The GIF-worthy vid shows Bey in an unusually candid mode, in which she …

Parquet Courts: You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now

The music we tweeted this week and the second installment of our #PrivateJam series

The four-piece band from New York has a raw punk sound that could easily have been found on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack; the recorder line on Parquet Courts’ newest single, “You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now,” is a resonating blast from the past. Parquet Courts has a knack for obtuse yet intriguing lyrics, and the mystery is further perpetuated by the band’s refusal to …