Death Grips have announced a vinyl edition of their two instrumental albums, 2015’s Fashion Week and this year’s Interview 2016, as an exclusive release for this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday. The 2xLP set is out November 25 via Harvest and is limited to 3000 copies. The release of Fashion Week/Interview 2016 marks the first time that either record has been issued in a physical format. In addition to Interview 2016, Death Grips also released Bottomless Pit this year.
Revisit their “Interview 2016” video:
Watch Death Grips perform “Blackjack” on Pitchfork.tv:
Just one day after her first two albums got a vinyl release, it’s been revealed that Erykah Badu’s great 2015 full-length But You Caint Use My Phone is getting its first official vinyl release for Record Store Day’s Black Friday festivities. (The full list of releases out November 25 has just been revealed.) The record features “Phone Down” (which was recently covered by Dej Loaf) and her version of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” (titled “Cel U Lar Device”).
- Prince and the New Power Generation — “Sexy M.F.” (12" picture disc)
- Death Grips — Fashion Week/Interview 2016 (LP)
- Lil Yachty — Lil Boat (LP)
- Erykah Badu — But You Cain't Use My Phone (LP)
- D.R.A.M. — “Broccoli” (7" picture disc)
- Ramones — Live at the Roxy 8/12/76 (LP)
- Bill Callahan — Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film (LP/DVD)
Other releases in the series include a Raconteurs “Steady, As She Goes”/“Store Bought Bones” single, Disclosure’s Moog for Love EP, the Rolling Stones’ new song “Ride 'Em On Down” and more. Find the full list here.
GWAR have soundtracked a scene from the independent film Little Sister. In the scene, a young goth nun named Colleen (played by Addison Timlin) mouths the words to the band’s “Have You Seen Me?” while ripping apart a babydoll. Actor Keith Poulson’s character wears sunglasses and watches. Watch the clip below.
Little Sister was written and directed by Zach Clark. It follows Colleen as she returns home to an estranged family and changed brother, looking to make sense of their relationship. The film had its wide premiere earlier this month, and marks Clark’s fifth feature film. It features more goth music, including Marilyn Manson and Christian Death. Below, check out a Spotify playlist of some of the film’s music. Little Sister is available on-demand; see a list of theaters where it’s playing here.
In a statement, Zach Clark explained why GWAR are significant to him:
I took my brother to see his first GWAR concert when he was 14 or so, and we would see them annually for the next four of five years, when I was home visiting. GWAR concerts were our primary method of bonding, and their inclusion in the film was extremely important and personal for me. “Have You Seen Me?” was the first GWAR song I ever heard, but “Babyraper” is my personal favorite.
Watch the trailer for Little Sister:
Do you own a dog? Do you love Outkast? This is for you. Earlier this year, Big Boi launched a new line of dog shampoo, partnering up with pet product entrepeneur Bobbi Panter. “Big Boi and Bobbi” dog shampoo comes in multiple variations for puppies or grown dogs (“Wild & Fresh,” “Strong & Gentle”) and can be bought here. Big Boi’s love for dogs goes deep; he co-owns two dog breeding companies, Unbelievable Frenchies and Pitfall Kennels with his brother in Atlanta.
A photo posted by Big Boi (@therealbigboi) on Oct 25, 2016 at 10:50am PDT
Watch Big Boi’s episode of the Pitchfork.tv series “Frames”:
Earlier today, “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson was a guest on “The Breakfast Club” to promote his upcoming Comedy Central special “SMD.” During the interview, he discussed the state of hip-hop, and revealed the importance of Kid Cudi in his life. When asked if he preferred Drake or Kid Cudi, Davidson said, “Oh, Cudi’s the best out of all of them.” He was later asked, “Why do you like Kid Cudi so much?” Davidson answered:
He saved my life. I would’ve killed myself if I didn’t have Kid Cudi. If you’re 25 and under, I truly believe that Kid Cudi saved your life.
He later specified, “I truly believe if Man on the Moon didn’t come out, I wouldn’t be here.” They also discussed Cudi’s recent self-admission into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. Davidson said:
I’ve been in and out of things like that, and I think that’s why a lot of kids my age can relate to Cudi and people love him so much is ’cause he’s a very emotional dude, and he saves all of us.
He added, “It’s comforting to know your hero goes through the same stuff you do.” Davidson also confirmed that he’s been in contact with Cudi while the rapper’s been in rehab. He said Cudi is “in good spirits.”
Davidson also discussed Drake’s recent diss of Kid Cudi on his new track “Two Birds, One Stone.” The feud began when Cudi took shots at Drake and Kanye West on Twitter. Both artists responded at their respective live shows, but West admitted at a later show, “Kid Cudi is my brother.” Davidson applauded West’s move, and did not entirely condemn Drake’s response. “Drake’s just gotta cover his own. That’s all he’s doing. Drake’s just gotta cover his own brand,” he said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Davidson was asked what rappers he’d prefer to see siting on his couch. If faced with the choice between 21 Savage or Lil Yachty, he’d pick Savage; he also said he’d pick Future over Desiigner; Wiz Khalifa over Snoop Dogg; and Drake over Kendrick Lamar. “I respect Kendrick’s craft. I feel like he’s very mad at me when he’s rapping,” he explained. “It’s a different type of music.”
Later, they fixated, once again, on Lil Yachty. “What is this?” Davidson asked. “I feel bad for kids growing up that their favorite rapper is Lil Yachty.” Co-host Charlamagne tha God calls out Davidson for being young himself (22 years old), but Davidson contends, “Yeah, but I was very lucky to grow up when albums were still being made, and, like, you know, an album would come out, you’d go to, like, Best Buy and buy the CD. Everybody else has grown up on streaming and YouTube and Instagram rappers. It’s kinda sad.” Davidson then mocked Yachty’s rapping with a high-pitched imitation.
Watch Pete Davidson’s full interview below. The rap discussion begins at 7:45, they focus on Kid Cudi at 10:42, and Yachty comes up again at 14:05.
In 2008, Bow Wow tapped Soulja Boy for his single “Marco Polo.” Some months later, Soulja Boy shared a video where he declared that Nas killed hip-hop. After that, Bow Wow took umbrage and responded with a Souja Boy diss. The whole beef escalated from there, with the rappers calling each other out in various videos. Now, years later, Bow Wow and Soulja Boy are back together for a new mixtape called Ignorant Shit. The 11-track effort has just one feature, courtesy of Rich the Kid. Listen to Ignorant Shit in full below, and download it here.
Read our feature, “The Influencer: A Decade of Soulja Boy.”
Revisit the “Marco Polo” video:
Muse recently came off the tour behind their most recent album Drones, but the band have apparently already begun plotting the production behind their next tour. “We want to do a stage made of magnets so the band can levitate on other magnets. It's those questions that keep me awake every night of my life,” said tour director Glen Rowe, speaking at the MUSEXPO Europe music & media conference (via Music Week). “If there are any magnet technicians out there, please come and see me because that's what we're trying to achieve.”
Muse are well known for their ambitious stage production; their recent tour featured actual drones flying overhead during the concert (though things went awry during a show earlier this year in London). Kanye West turned heads for his own stage (or lack thereof) earlier this year.
Jeezy has shared a new song with Lil Wayne, “Bout That.” It’s taken from the Atlanta rapper’s forthcoming album Trap or Die III, out October 28 via Def Jam. Listen to it below via Spotify or Apple Music. Trap or Die III is the follow-up to Jeezy’s 2015 album Church in These Streets, as well as the sequel to Trap or Die II, which arrived in 2010.
Watch Jeezy’s video for “All There”:
Pussy Riot have shared a video for a new song, “Straight Outta Vagina,” made in collaboration with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. The song features Desi Mo and Leikeli47. The video, filmed at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, features blow-up ducks, bubbles, and a lot of ski masks. Watch the Phillip Lopez-directed visual below. “Straight Outta Vagina” is the latest in Adult Swim’s Singles series for 2016.
Barbagallo is the eponymous side project of Julien Barbagallo, the French musician who plays drums in Tame Impala. He’s got a new album coming out this week—it’s called Grand Chien, and is out October 28 via Arista France. Grand Chien marks Barbagallo’s second LP under his own name; his solo debut Amor de Lonh was released in 2014. Find the full tracklist and cover artwork for the new album below, as well as his music video for “Oubliez-moi.”
Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker recently reunited his old Mink Mussel Creek, performing a one-off show at a festival in Australia.
01 Nouveau Sidobre
03 Pas Grand Monde
04 Dernier Pays
05 Longue La Nuit
06 Le Carquois Tchadien
07 Moitié De Moi
08 L'ami Me Dit
10 La Vérité
Jeff Tweedy, Sharon Van Etten, Frank Black, More Star in New “Sexiest Elbows in Rock” Trailer: Watch
Split Single is Jason Narducy’s (of Bob Mould Band, Superchunk) project with a rotating cast of musicians. In 2014, Narducy released the debut Split Single record, Fragmented World, with Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Jon Wurster (of Scharpling and Wurster, Superchunk). On November 18, Split Single will release their second LP, Metal Frames (via Inside Outside). The new record features Narducy, Wurster, and Wilco bassist John Stirratt.
In 2014, ahead of Fragmented World’s release, Split Single put out a video called “The Sexiest Elbows in Rock Music.” Now, prior to the second record, they have announced more episodes of the series. The new installment of “Sexiest Elbows” features Narducy, Jeff Tweedy, Sharon Van Etten, Frank Black, actor Michael Shannon, comedian Todd Barry, and more. Directed by Narducy and Leo Garcia, the two new episodes will have more of a storyline than the 2014 edition, which was a mockumentary. They will air in full in November.
Watch a trailer for “The Sexiest Elbows in Rock” below. Scroll down for Metal Frames’ tracklist and cover art, as well as its lead singles.
02 Untry Love
03 Blank Ribbons
04 Leave My Mind
05 Still Invisible
06 Tried Goodbye
07 White Smoke
08 Silences Mercy
09 Perilous Pill
10 Evaline Make Believe
11 Goodnight World
Earlier this year, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis provided the score for the Jeff Bridges-starring film Hell or High Water. Today, it’s been announced that the duo have scored the National Geographic Channel’s six-part series “Mars” (directed by Everardo Gout). Their soundtrack for the Ron Howard and Brian Grazer-produced series is out November 11 via Milan Records. Listen to “Mars Theme” from the soundtrack below; it features vocals by Nick Cave. Scroll down for the soundtrack cover art and full tracklist.
Mars is a fictional series that tells the story of the first astronaut crew on a mission to Mars in 2033. The show will also feature interviews with actual scientific experts. The first episode airs on Monday, November 14 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Find a trailer below.
01 Mars Theme
07 Space X
08 Space Station
09 Symphony of the Dead
12 Towards Daedalus
13 Life on Mars
Yoko Ono curated a recent exhibit at the Reykjavik Art Museum called “Yoko Ono: One More Story...,” which features work that spans her career, as well as pieces from other artists. One of the pieces on display by the artist Ragnar Kjartansson brought to life a classic “The Simpsons” joke about Yoko Ono. In the 1993 episode “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet,” a character based on Ono orders a “single plum, floating in perfume, served in a mans hat” at Moe’s Tavern. Kjartansson’s work in the exhibit is literally just that. Below, you can find photos from the exhibit, as well as a clip from “The Simpsons” episode in question.
Photos by Vigfus Birgisson and Petur Thomsen
Watch the music video for Miike Snow’s “Catman” from Ono’s 2016 album Yes, I'm A Witch Too via Pitchfork.tv:
Shirlene Quigley, a dancer who has worked with Rihanna, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, and more, has reportedly gone missing, as MTV News points out. NBC 4 reports that Quigley was reported missing by her father after she didn’t call him—the two talk on the phone every day. Police reportedly discovered her phone at a bridal store in Chelsea. Rihanna has taken to Instagram and asked her fans to keep an eye out for Quigley, and direct any information on here whereabouts to the police.
This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her! If anyone has seen or has any information on @shirlenequigley's whereabouts ..... PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!!
A video posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Oct 24, 2016 at 5:37pm PDT
The Shins have been gearing up to release their next studio album, and now the band have shared a grainy teaser trailer that includes a snippet of what sounds like new music from the group. What exactly the teaser is for is unknown, but near the end is a credits screen with the title “I Gleek On Your Grave.” Watch that below. Weeks ago, the Shins uploaded a video to their Instagram account with the same title; check that out below as well.
In September, the Shins made their return to performing live, and played two new songs: “Dead Alive” and “Rubber Balls.” Frontman James Mercer revealed in an August interview that the new Shins album would arrive in “early 2017.”October 25, 2016
A video posted by theshins (@theshins) on Aug 11, 2016 at 7:28pm PDT
Watch the Shins’ video for “It’s Only Life” on Pitchfork.tv:
Kickstarter has launched a series called “Election Issues,” which invites artists to contribute politically inspired works. Ted Leo has shared his contribution—a song called “In the Mean Times.” Listen below.
“In the Mean Times” is accompanied by an essay featuring his thoughts while writing the song and his criticisms of Donald Trump’s candidacy. He wrote of the song:
It’s a song about my own economic anxiety, my anger at the way it’s been used by the Right, my own white privilege in being able to sit back and think and write a fucking song about this, knowing full well that it’s hitting other people much harder than it’s hitting me; my desire to gather close to the people that I love and to tell those who feel personally under attack by these politics of divisiveness that I love them especially right now, that everyone who’s been pushing back is an inspiration to me, and that I hope we all come through this together and ready to keep fighting after November 9, because this work will continue. These fights will be with us for a long, long time.
Watch Ted Leo and Fucked Up cover Black Flag, via Pitchfork.tv:
Boiler Room is linking with VR hub Inception to build a virtual reality music venue, which they say is the world’s first, as Dazed points out. Inception and Boiler Room will produce special events in the made-for-VR venue, set to open in 2017; viewers can then watch with VR headsets from home. In a press release, Boiler Room CEO Blaise Bellville talked up their interest in immersive experiences for remote music fans, saying the new venue would “bring people even closer to what it’s like being at a sweaty rave or an amazing concert half-way across the world.”
Watch Run the Jewels’ 360º Boiler Room broadcast:
Anna Meredith has shared a new video for a track off her great album Varmints. The Ed Warren-directed video for “The Vapours” features an elaborate flashing light show. Find the video and Meredith’s forthcoming tour dates below.
Read our “Rising” feature with Anna Meredith.
10-29 Liverpool, England - Liverpool Library
11-01 Leeds, England Beacons Metro Festival
11-05 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves Festival
11-18 Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine
11-19 Hamburg, Germany - Greatest Hits Festival of Contemporary Music
11-20 Frankfurt, Germany - Mousonturm Theatre II
11-23 London, England - The Scala
12-01-02 Rennes, France - Transmusicales Festival
British punk icons the Damned will release a new album next year, the follow-up to 2008’s So, Who’s Paranoid? Check out some exclusive extras via the record’s Pledge Music page. The band will tour behind the record—check out the dates below. This November 4, they’ll also reissue “New Rose” on picture disc for its 40th anniversary.
10-27 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater
10-29-30 New York, Gramercy Theatre
11-11 Leuven, Belgium - Breaking Barriers Festival
11-12 Leamington, England - The Assembly
11-13 Nottingham, England - Rock City
11-15 Guildford, England - G Live
11-16 Wrexham, Wales - William Aston Hall
11-17 Leeds, England - O2 Academy Leeds
11-18 Manchester, England - Manchester Academy
11-19 Newcastle Upon Tyne, England - O2 Academy Newcastle
11-20 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC Glasgow
11-22 Cambridge, England - Cambridge Junction
11-23 Norwich, England - Waterfront
11-24 Brighton, England - Brighton Dome Concert Hall
11-26 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton
11-27 Cardiff, Wales - Tramshed
11-29 Wolverhampton, England - Civic Hall
11-30 Bristol, England - Motion
12-01 Southsea, England - Pyramids Centre
12-02 Weymouth, England - Pavilions
12-03 Plymouth, England - Main Hall, Plymouth University
12-04 Exeter, England - Phoenix Centre
12-09 Margate, England - Margate Winter Gardens
12-13 Barcelona, Spain - Sala Razzmatazz 2
12-14 Valencia, Spain - El Loco Club
12-15 Madrid, Spain - Arena
12-16 Vitoria-Gastelz, Spain - Jimmy Jazz
12-17 Gijón, Spain - Teatre Albeniz
04-06 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater
04-07 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
04-09 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
04-11 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
04-12 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
04-14 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04-15 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Commodore
04-16 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
04-18 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
04-19 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
04-21 St. Louis, MO - Del Mar Hall
04-22 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
04-23 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
04-24 Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
04-26 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Ctr.
04-27 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
04-28 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
04-29 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
04-30 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Theatre
05-02 Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
05-04 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
05-05 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05-06 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
05-07 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
05-09 Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
05-11 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade/Heaven
05-12 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
05-13 St, Petersburg, FL – State Theater
05-14 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
05-16 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
05-17 Houston, TX - House of Blues
05-18 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
05-19 Austin, TX - Mohawk Outdoors
05-21 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater