Lykke Li will release a new album this year. The singer-songwriter told a major magazine that she’s finally found her voice, and hopes this new album will be the end of a chapter in her life. Also, Real Estate has announced a North American tour that will kick off in late February. All that and more below.

  • Lykke Li Announces New Album: Lykke Li is planning to have a productive 2014. In an interview with NME, the Swedish songstress said that she’s planning to release the follow-up to 2011′s Wounded Rhymes in May. The singer said that she sees her albums as a trilogy, with Youth Novels being the first one, and this upcoming one as the last in this chapter. She also admitted that she’s always felt “like [she's] been slightly misunderstood.” She added, “As a woman you get judged for appearances or things like that I don’t really care about. If anything I want to be seen as a singer-songwriter rather than a pop artist. I really feel like I’ve found my voice.”
  • Rick Ross Releases “Bound 2″ Remix: Rick Ross has released a video remix of Kanye West‘s “Bound 2″. Don’t worry, there’s no Kim Kardashian in this one. The video is a teaser for his new album Mastermind, which is set for release on March 4. Check it out:

  • Eskeerdo Releases “Devil’s Work”: Eskeerdo might not be a name you know, but chances are you’ve heard his work without realizing it. The Florida songwriter-turned-rapper has written tracks for artists such as Nicki Minaj and Big Sean. He even co-wrote the hit single “Clique.” Now Eskeerdo is trying to make things happen for himself, and based on this new track, titled “Devil’s Work” (featuring Miike Snow), things are look very promising. Check it out and watch out for Eskeerdo’s self-titled EP, which is currently set for an April release date.

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  • The Knife Reveals Tour: The Knife plans to do some live shows around their Coachella performance, which takes place April 11-13 and April 18-2. Check it out:

04-11 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-15 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
04-18 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-21 Denver, CO – Fillmore
04-23 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04-25 Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus
04-26 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
04-28 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04-30 New York, NY – Terminal 5

  • Real Estate Announces North American Tour: New Jersey band Real Estate just announced their next LP, Atlas, the follow-up to 2011′s Days. It’s out March 4 in the U.S. They’ve also announced a North American tour surrounding the release of the record. Check it out:

02-28 San Francisco, CA – The Independent (Noise Pop)
03-01 San Francisco, CA – The Independent (Noise Pop)
03-03 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
03-04 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theatre
03-06 Seattle, WA – Neumos
03-08 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03-09 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
03-11 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
03-19 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
03-20 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
03-21 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
03-22 Montreal, Quebec – II Motore
03-23 Toronto, Ontario – The Opera House
03-25 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
03-26 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
03-27 Chicago, IL – Metro
03-28 St Louis, MO – Firebird
03-29 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
03-31 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
04-01 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
04-02 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04-03 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
04-05 New York, NY – Webster Hall

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