Tame Impala Offshoot Pond Announce <i>Man It Feels Like Space Again</i>, Share "Elvis' Flaming Star" Video
Pond, the Australian psych band featuring members of Tame Impala, have announced a followup to their 2013 album Hobo Rocket. It's called Man It Feels Like Space Again and it's out January 27 in the U.S., January 26 in the UK, and January 23 in Australia. Check out the track list and tour dates below.
Pond have also shared a homemade video for the single "Elvis' Flaming Star", which can be watched below via Pitchfork.tv. It was shot using three iPhones, "six cans of silly string with three silly string assault rifles", water balloons, Christmas lights, fake flowers, "one pair of alien sunnies and one pair of steampunk goggles," and "2 much dumb shit to count really," among other things, according to the band.
"It hurts more than you think getting pelted in the face with water balloons," they add.
Man It Feels Like Space Again
01 Waiting Around for Grace
02 Elvis' Flaming Star
03 Holding Out For You
05 Heroic Shart
06 Sitting Up On Our Crane
07 Outside Is The Right Side
08 Medicine Hat
09 Man It Feels Like Space Again
10-20 Montreal, Quebec - Petit Campus
10-21 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
10-23 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10-24 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
10-25 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
10-29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
10-30 San Fransisco, CA - The Independent
10-31 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Damon Albarn, once again, is teasing new material from his many ongoing projects. (No, not Blur.) In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, he said he was "in the process of reactivating Gorillaz for a 2016 release" and that a new album from the Good, The Bad, & The Queen is fully written and waiting to be recorded. Read the full interview here.
Read our interview with Albarn.
Listen to Gorillaz' "Clint Eastwood":
TV on the Radio's Seeds is out November 18 via Harvest. They've already shared a couple tracks from the new record, and during their show on Friday night in Santa Barbara, they unleashed another one. The track is called "Could You"; watch them perform it (and the previously shared single "Careful You") below via Stereogum.
Today's episode of the long-running news magazine "CBS Sunday Morning" featured a profile of Arcade Fire by Anthony Mason. While the full segment hasn't aired yet, a few clips are currently available, including interviews with Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, and Will Butler. Update: Watch the entire segment below.
Régine Chassagne on making a man cry at the grocery store:
Win and Will Butler on band's early days:
Win and Will Butler on live show:
Photo by Shannon McClean
Fresh off the release of Our Love, Caribou's Dan Snaith shared a two-hour BBC Essential Mix. In the process, he shared several exclusives, including new tracks under his Daphni alias ("Carry On" and "Tin"), plus songs from Chaz Bundick's Les Sins ("Past" and "Call"), Boddika & Joy Orbison ("Untitled"), Anthony Naples ("Miles"), and Pearson Sound ("Rubber Tree"). Listen here.
Snaith says of the mix:
Right now is an exciting time for me, with a new album about to come out and a world tour about to kick off. But it also means I'll be taking a break from all the DJing I've been doing as Daphni over the last few years. So this mix incorporates some of the music I've been playing in my DJ sets over the last little while and also some of the music I've been making.
The mix also features music by Daft Punk, James Brown, Lil Wayne, Marvin Gaye, the Zombies, and many others.
Watch Caribou perform "Melody Day" for Pitchfork.tv:
Massive Attack performed at the Greek Theatre in LA last night, concluding their set with a three-song encore that featured TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, who came on stage to perform "Pray For Rain" with the band. ("Pray For Rain" was released on Massive Attack's Heligoland in 2010, and this is the first time the two acts have played it live.) Watch the performance below, via Consequence of Sound.
"Pray For Rain":
Next week, Sleater-Kinney will released Start Together, a new box set that collects the band's entire discography. But it apparently includes something else, too: According to reports, the box set comes with a mysterious unmarked white 7", with the date 1/20/15 written on top. That's a picture of it, above. It's signed by the band's three members, Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss.
Wondering Sound reports that the new song is titled either "Bury Our Friends" or "No Cities to Love". Update: Stereogum has a clip of the song, which they say is titled "Bury Our Friends":
The band's last release was 2005's The Woods, after which they broke up. Since then, Brownstein and Weiss played together in Wild Flag, while Tucker embarked on a solo career. Brownstein has been successful as an actress and writer, and co-created and co-stars in the TV show "Portlandia" with Fred Armisen.Loading
You heard it here first: the first new #SleaterKinney song in 9 years! The song's called "Bury Our Friends" and appears in their new box set on a surprise 7" marked "1/20/15." Check out Stereogum.com for more on the rumored new album.
Watch the video for Sleater-Kinney's "Jumpers":
Photo by Christian Faustus
The creators of "This American Life" recently launched a new podcast, "Serial", that tells a single nonfiction story over the course of a season. Nick Thorburn (The Unicorns, Islands) contributed fifteen pieces of original music to the series, which you can stream below. The tracks can also be purchased at Bandcamp.
A few years ago, Ty Segall visited the WGN Morning News program in Chicago and delivered a raucous performance. Now, Foxygen have picked up the torch by giving a similarly unhinged performance on the show. On this morning's episode, they played "Brooklyn Police Station", a cut from the newly released ...And Star Power, featuring three backup dancers/singers. Watch it here. (Sadly, the news anchors don't freak out in the same way they did for Segall.)
Read our interview with Foxygen about the new album here.
Watch Foxygen perform "Make It Known" at last year's Pitchfork Music Festival:
Artist Lisa Ramsey has made an absolutely ridiculous video for the remix of Girl Talk and Freeway's Broken Ankles track "Suicide", which features A$AP Ferg. In the video, all three artists are played by Bizarro World versions of characters from "The Simpsons"—there's Bart, Milhouse, Lisa, and even Krusty the Clown, all of whom get up to some scuzzy trouble. Check it out below.
Read our interview with Girl Talk.
Watch Girl Talk on Pitchfork.tv's "Daytripping":
Björk's new live concert film, Björk: Biophilia Live, is screening in theaters around the world this fall. Created by Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton, it captures a live performance of her 2011 album. Now a release date of November 24 has been set for the release of the film on DVD and Blu-Ray, accompanied by a live album, via One Little Indian.
The DVD and Blu-Ray editions will be available on 2xCD/DVD, 2xCD/Blu-Ray, 3xLP/DVD (with an MP3 coupon), and digital formats. They include extra footage from the Biophilia residency at Japan's Miraikan Museum.
A clip from the film, of "Moon" performed at London's Alexandra Palace, was also recently shared at Nowness. Björk sings with the Reykjavik-based Langholtskirkja Choir School.
How to Dress Well's "What Is This Heart?" remix EP is out digitally on October 27 through Weird World. He's already shared Dubbel Dutch's take on "Very Best Friend" and A.G. Cook remix of "Repeat Pleasure". Now, check out the Range's remix of "Words I Don't Remember".
"What Is This Heart?" Remix EP:
01 Repeat Pleasure (A. G. Cook remix)
02 Very Best Friend [ft. Eva T.] (Dubbel Dutch remix)
03 Words I Don’t Remember (The Range remix)
04 Precious Love (Cyril Hahn remix)
Watch How to Dress Well on Pitchfork.tv's "+1":
Watch the Range perform "Metal Swing" at the Pitchfork Music Festival:
Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD have announced a new album called Sour Soul that features Ghostface Killah on every song. It'll be out February 17 in the U.S. and February 16 internationally via Lex; that's the cover above. Below, listen to "Gunshowers", which features Elzhi and appears on the record.
Photo by Tom Spray
James Blake has used his BBC Radio 1 Residency show to debut a handful of new songs over the past few months. Last night, he shared another new song, "Building It Still", which follows recent offerings such as "200 Press". Listen to it below, via FACT. His show also featured tracks from Burial, Aphex Twin, Outkast, Prince, Warpaint, Four Tet, and more. Listen to the full show here.
Watch Pitchfork.tv's documentary on James Blake, filmed at the 2011 Primavera Sound Festival:
An accident at a K-Pop concert today in Seongnam, a suburb of Seoul, South Korea resulted in the death of at least 16 people, according to the Associated Press. The concertgoers were standing on top of a ventilation grate that collapsed and they fell 20 meters into the parking lot below. The AP reports that 11 more were injured.
The concert had gathered a crowd of about 700. The artist performing at the time of the accident was girl group 4Minute.
Watch a local news report:
Flying Lotus Expanding <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> Radio Station With New DOOM Track, Krayzie Bone Collaboration
Flying Lotus hosted a radio station called FlyLo FM in last year's blockbuster Grand Theft Auto V video game. The station included music from FlyLo and artists such as Aphex Twin, Tyler, the Creator, Clams Casino, Outkast, and Hudson Mohawke. Yesterday, Flying Lotus announced that he's expanded on FlyLo FM for the game's forthcoming reissue on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. The PS4 and Xbox One versions are out November 18, while the PC version is out January 27.
The upgraded version of FlyLo FM will include over a half hour more music, as well as tracks exclusive to the game. Flying Lotus and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Krayzie Bone teamed up for one new song, while Doom contributed another.
In a live stream yesterday, Flying Lotus talked about his new contributions (around the 37:40 mark). "I was really proud of the first bit of it," he said, "but I still felt there was so much more to say, though, so I’m really excited about that." As he should: How does one adequately explain the thrill of being chased by the police while blaring "Windowlicker"?
The new versions of the game will feature 100-plus new songs in the game's 17 radio stations.
Read Evan Minsker's interview with FlyLo from last year about his work on the GTAV soundtrack.
Check out our most recent interview with FlyLo, and watch him and Thundercat on an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":