Torn (up) On the 4th of July Mixtape

July 4th may be on a Wednesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock out like it’s on a Friday. We’ve got your cookout soundtrack covered with a classic rock throwback that bleeds red, white and blue.

Chromatics “Into The Black”

Portland’s synth pop favorites release another single from new album Kill For Love, “Into The Black.” Sound familiar? It’s an inspired cover of the Neil Young classic. Download the track free at Stereogum.

Outside Lands 2012 Lineup

August 10th-12th in San Fran’s Golden Gate Park: Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White, Stevie Wonder, Skrillex, Foo Fighters, Beck, Sigur Ros, Norah Jones, The Kills, Regina Spektor, Passion Pit, Big Boi, Santigold, MSTRKRFT, Die Antwoord, The Walkmen, Washed Out, Alabama Shakes and more to come.

What’s New In Music This Week

This week: Beirut’s Balkan ballads; Widowspeak’s downer lover songs; DOM brings in a top producer for their new one; Pepper Rabbit uplifts and haunts; Neil Young’s “Lost Tapes” from 1991 are recovered.

Music For: Headphones

We’ve been looking at music from a vibe perspective; this has brought us to headphones, one might say more beat-based stimulation on the whole—the stuff that can really move around the ear cabin.