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I’ll just rip off the bandage: The New Gay is shutting down. It’s been a fun ride over the past four years. But the site grew so much and so quickly that our rag-tag group of volunteers couldn’t keep up with it. After wrangling with this issue for a while, we decided it was time to close up shop. So now, it’s on to other things.

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Field Music broke their hiatus with a double album Measure that for all of it’s grand expectation wasn’t that bad of an album. The band are at it again. Next year will see the release of Plumb. Today we have a track from the album “(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing.”

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Keep Shelly in Athens is a Grecian duo with mad blog hype. Their first 12″ came on Forest Family Records, the label helmed by Gorilla Vs Bear, and the hype didn’t stop there. Countless music magus have featured the band with their sexy laid back sound mixing Balearic and down-tempo electronic. Today we have a new track from the band on the eve of their US debut. “DIY” is a sultry track that is perfect for late nights or long drives. The brooding piano mixes well with the well placed horn hits. Take a listen and keep on the look out for more from this band. Also check out their tour dates in the image.

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In the spirit of Halloween, we hope that this SF Weekend Preview, Halloween Edition brings some happiness and people together for a weekend of simple fun.

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Jessie and The Toy Boys, the outfit for singer Jessie Malakouti, have been having quite a year. Their first single “Push It” became a mild success and after successful roars with Britney Spears and a stint on the Identity Fest Jessie is prepping her first full length. Which bring suss to “Let’s Get Naughty.” On the surface this is another Lady Gaga, Dev, insert pop star here inspired song. I’m sure some will hate on this for the sophomoric lyrics but it is a fun tune. Be sure to check out her debut album This is How Rumors Start out next year.

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At the end of my first five months in gay ol’ New York City, among encounters with men of all shapes and sizes (heh), with razor blade lips and high-fashion pouts, with glistening eyes and affectionate brows; after inviting into my home countless opportunities for romance and profound mutual discovery, I have reached this ultimate conclusion: I’m better off with bread.

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Guided By Voices announced that their Hopscotch date this year would be the last time you could see the 93-96 line-up or “classic” band together live. Right before the band were set to play their second last show ever the band announced a new GBV album recorded by the class line up for release next January. Of course the internet freaked out. GBV haven’t been much of a heavy hitting band since the early days and now after a few tepid records (2004′s Half Smiles for the Decomposed was just alight) and a hell of a lot of Pollard releases (including three AMAZING Boston Spaceships albums and one lengthy but rewarding double album) GBV are back doing what they do best. Today we have just shy of two minutes from GBV with a new tune from their 2012 release Let’s Go Eat The Factory. “The Unskinable Fats Domino” is a tune that could’ve been written at any time and it could easily fit on any of their classic albums. That is a testament to Pollard’s amazing song-writing and the band’s superb skill.

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The Chromatics, once a sludgy noise band reinvented themselves as a italo-disco outfit with the amazing album Night Drive. Leader Johnny Jewel is also the founder of the label Italians Do It Better who are known for putting out amazing releases like label mate and italo fans Nite Jewel. The band has now finished their forth album Kill For Love and have posted a video for their first single to their Facebook page. The track is an amazing 80′s inspired love song that is more daytime listening then the late night adventures of their previous record. The track is notable more high-fi then their previous work. Check the video out below and be sure to look out for their album dropping next year.

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Charli XCX released on of 2011′s best singles with “Stay Away” and now she is back with another new single “Nuclear Seasons.” The 17 year old goth-pop star has been really making a name for herself this year. With the rise of Zola Jesus (who are playing tonight in DC!!!!!!!!!!!!) and Niki & The Dove, Charli XCX has finally found a foothold after her first single, three years ago, fluttered out. “Nuclear Seasons” is one part Zola Jesus and another Marina and the Diamonds. The up-beat pop track has all of the dramatic flair of Nika and Marina while still being an instant earworm. We are sure to hear more from Charli so keep your ears to the internet.

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The weather is cooling down (finally), Fall is actually settling in and the holiday season is gearing up.