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7 Modern Shoegaze Bands Keeping the '90s Dream Alive

With new music from My Bloody Valentine in the works, we're looking at the subgenre they helped pioneer.

This year has brought big news for My Bloody Valentine fans.

The shoegaze icons announced recently that they currently have two new albums in the works for their new label home, Domino Records. In addition to the new music, My Bloody Valentine's 2013 comeback album, m b v, is finally available on streaming, and their albums Loveless and Isn't Anything — famously difficult to find on vinyl — are being remastered and reissued.

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7 East Asian Emo Bands You Need to Know

"Midwest emo" isn't reserved just for American suburbia.

There is an emo band in China called Chinese Football and another in Japan called Japanese Baseball.

For too long, emo has been deferred to the white guys. Even the title of "Midwest Emo" — the subgenre that arose from pioneering bands like American Football and Cap'n Jazz — inadvertently implies that the space was reserved for suburbanites in one of the whitest regions of the United States.

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Farewell, Daft Punk: The Robot Duo's 15 Best Tracks

The electronic music icons announced their breakup this week.

After a 28-year run, Daft Punk are reportedly shelving their robot helmets for good.

A publicist confirmed to Pitchfork this week that the legendary and elusive dance duo, composed of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, have broken up. Daft Punk announced the news in a clip titled "Epilogue," taken from their 2006 film Electroma, in which the band explodes. Their publicist gave no reason for the breakup (although they've been pretty quiet over the past few years).

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Happy Birthday Rihanna: 5 Underrated Deep Cuts

Rihanna Songs We're Listening to To Feel Something As We Wait For R9

Rihanna has been holding her fabled upcoming album hostage and, to make it worse, teasing us all over social media with clips of her recording and listening to R9 while we wait, playing 2016's ANTI on repeat to fill the void.

While many music releases were delayed due to the pandemic, nothing hurts more than the wait for R9. Rihanna and her collaborators have been talking it up for years, promising big things and, most recently, hinting at a 2021 release.

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8 Epic Rock Songs About U.S. Presidents

Rock and Roll has rarely connected with the Leader of the Free World.

Green Day "American Idiot"

Rock and Roll has rarely connected with the Leader of the Free World.

Ronald Reagan had vehement disgust for the long-haired free-will rockers of the '80s, and an unprecedented number of musicians sent along cease and desist letters to Trump during his tumultuous four years.

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Indie Roundup: Five New Albums to Stream Now

Here's what to listen to this week.

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If you're anything like us, you're probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of albums being released on a weekly basis.

Welcome to Popdust's first Indie Roundup of 2021, the weekly column where we find the five best albums coming out each week so that you don't have to. Every Friday, we'll tell you what's worth listening to that might not already be on your radar.

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