October’s Very Own singer PARTYNEXTDOOR has announced the follow-up to his 2014 album PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO. It’s called PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3), and it comes out August 12 via OVO Sound/Warner Bros. P3 includes the previously shared Drake collaboration “Come and See,” as well as a new song “Not Nice,” which PND just released with the album announcement; the rest of the 16-song tracklist has not yet been revealed. Listen to “Not Nice” and see the P3 artwork below.
Read about PND in “The 20 Essential Post-Drake Toronto Tracks” on the Pitch.
Watch the “Come and See Me” video:
Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires Music Festival returns August 12 and 13. Vernon’s Bon Iver will perform at the fest, and he’s said that the band will play a set “made of new music.” Today, Bon Iver have shared a mysterious 22-second Facebook video. It’s captioned “#22days,” presumably the number of days until Vernon debuts this new music at the festival. It also contains what sounds like new music from the band. Check it out below.
In addition to the video, Bon Iver have also updated their Facebook profile image and cover photo. Both are visually similar to the video. Since February, Vernon has said Bon Iver is no longer “winding down” (something he said back in 2012, following 2011’s Bon Iver). They have played a series of shows in Asia and Australia. In addition to Eaux Claires, Bon Iver will play West Coast shows with Patti Smith, and others with Francis and the Lights in October.
Regina Spektor’s last album What We Saw From the Cheap Seats arrived back in 2012. Today, she has announced its follow-up: Remember Us to Life, out September 30 via Sire. Spektor has also shared the first single from the album, “Bleeding Heart.” Hear it below. Also check out the tracklisting and cover art.
Remember Us to Life:
01 Bleeding Heart
02 Older and Taller
03 Grand Hotel
04 Small Bill$
05 Black and White
06 The Light
07 The Trapper and the Furrier
10 Sellers of Flowers
11 The Visit
With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes Floating Points, Gucci Mane, Jeremih, Lil Durk, the Amazing, and DJ Drama.
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After Gucci Mane was released from prison, he immediately got to work. In the six days after his release, he recorded his new album alongside Mike WiLL Made-It, Zaytoven, and Drumma Boy. It features Kanye West, Drake, and Young Thug, and includes the previously shared “1st Day Out tha Feds,” “Back on Road,” “All My Children,” and “Guwop Home.”
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Jeremih’s new Late Nights: Europe mixtape is the singer’s first release since Late Nights: The Album. It features Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa, the Game, K Camp, G Herbo, and more. The new project was created during his recent tour, and nearly every track is named after a city he played during that run.
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Chicago’s Lil Durk is back with another new long-player to follow 300 Days 300 Nights. This one features Future, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Dej Loaf, Yo Gotti, and Kid Ink. Read our Best New Track review of the album’s “My Beyoncé.”
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DJ Drama: Quality Street Music 2 [Entertainment One]
DJ Drama returns with the sequel to 2012’s Quality Street Music. It includes a track featuring his Dedication collaborator Lil Wayne, “Intro,” as well as others with Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Jeezy, and Lil Uzi Vert. Read our new feature on the rise of online mixtapes, which features DJ Drama.
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Tegan and Sara have shared a new video for “BWU” from their recent album Love You to Death. Directed by Clea DuVall, it begins with Sara proposing to a woman, only to get turned down. Despondently, she asks strangers (and Tegan) to marry her, before finally finding love at the end. Watch it below, via Entertainment Weekly.
Watch Tegan and Sara on Pitchfork.tv’s “Over/Under”:
Patti Smith will participate in “Inside—Artists and Writers in Reading Prison,” a newly announced event that will pay tribute to Oscar Wilde. She'll read selections from Wilde's prison letter, De Profundis, alongside the novelist Colm Toibin, the actors Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes, and others. Organized by Artangel, the exhibition will take place at the Reading Gaol, the prison where Wilde was imprisoned after being convicted for gross indecency in 1895. De Profundis was a letter Wilde wrote to his lover and friend Lord Alfred Douglas (addressed as “Bosie” in the letter), reflecting on his relationship with Douglas, his life before the conviction, and a spiritual awakening that occurred in prison.
The exhibition will open on September 4 and end on October 30. Newly commissioned work by Wolfgang Tillmans, Steve McQueen, Ai Weiwei, Jeanette Winterson, and others will also be included in the exhibition. This is the first time the prison will be open to the public and in use since its closure in 2013, according to The New York Times.
Read “Patti Smith’s M Train Is the Happiest Depiction of Melancholia” on the Pitch.
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Pitchfork Radio is back in NYC this weekend. Presented by Sonos from their new flagship store at 101 Greene Street in New York City and powered by TuneIn, we’ll be broadcasting live tomorrow, Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern. (Each day's broadcast will repeat that night and the following morning.)
There will be appearances, interviews, and mixes from David Byrne, Run the Jewels, Julian Casablancas of the Strokes, Paul Banks of Interpol and Banks & Steelz, Will Butler of Arcade Fire, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Prince Paul / BROOKZILL! , Frankie Cosmos, Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, the Range, Prince Rama, Yumi Zouma, and more. Elia Einhorn returns as host.
David Byrne’s show will consist entirely of unreleased music, including demos from Byrne himself as well as Doug Hream Blunt featuring the Messengers, Andy Noble (Kings Go Forth), and more.
The Sonos store will be open to the public during the broadcast. Come down and hang out! Find the Facebook event page here.
101 Greene Street, which opened earlier this week, is Sonos’ first retail store. It features seven Sonos Listening Rooms, as well as original artwork and installations, a collection of Thurston Moore’s cassette tapes, a collection of New York zines (like Arthur, New York Rocker, and more), a “Wall of Sound” made of over 200 Sonos speakers, and an 8x10 foot hand-painted portrait of Rick Rubin. RSVP here to attend.
All times listed in Eastern Time
12 pm - 1 pm Welcome to Pitchfork Radio NYC
1 pm - 2 pm David Byrne Radio Live with David Byrne, Eric Welles-Nyström, and friends!
2 pm - 3 pm Frankie Cosmos
3 pm - 4 pm Elia Einhorn’s This Is Britain!
4 pm - 5 pm The Range
5 pm - 5:15 pm Pitchfork Radio DJs
5:15 pm - 6 pm Yumi Zouma
6 pm - 6:30 pm The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas spins Cult Records (part 1)
6:30 pm - 7 pm Prince Paul / BROOKZILL!
12 pm - 1 pm Arcade Fire’s Will Butler
1 pm - 2 pm Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis
2 pm - 2:30 pm Morbid Anatomy Museum
2:30 pm - 3 pm Run the Jewels
3 pm - 4 pm Prince Rama
4 pm - 4:30 pm Pitchfork Radio DJs
4:30 pm - 5 pm The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas spins Cult Records (part 2)
5 pm - 6 pm Mobb Deep’s Prodigy
6 pm - 7 pm Paul Banks (Interpol/Banks & Steelz)
Electronic musician Hifi Sean (real name Sean Dickson) has shared a new song, “A Kiss Before Dying,” featuring recently departed Suicide frontman Alan Vega. Hear an exclusive edit of the song below. “A Kiss Before Dying” is taken from Dickson’s upcoming album FT, which is set to feature Yoko Ono, Bootsy Collins, B-52s’ Fred Schneider, and more. “I’d initially spoken with Alan about working on a track and explained that I wanted to make something majestic that started in his zone of electronica and slowly mutated into a psychotic film soundtrack as a closing chapter to the album,” Dickson told Pitchfork via email. “It’s been a tremendous personal honour to have had the opportunity to work with Alan on this collaboration. My heart is really with his wife Liz and his son Dante at the moment.”
Read “Infinity Punk: A Career-Spanning Interview With Suicide’s Alan Vega,” as well as Bruce Springsteen’s eulogy for Vega.
Watch the video for Hifi Sean’s “Lost Without You” [ft. Paris Grey]:
Chairlift have released a new song, “Get Real.” Listen to it below. It follows the duo’s studio album, Moth, released earlier this year. Video crews were in the studio as they recorded the LP, and you can watch a new making-of documentary below, as well as hearing the new single.
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Die Antwoord are following up their recent mixtape, Suck on This, with a new album. Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid (feat. The Black Goat and God, according to a press release) is out September 16. Below, check out the art, tracklist, and the duo’s statement on the record, which is described variously as “dark and ratty,” “a giant supernatural mega aura,” and “epic and sometimes vulnerable and sometimes sweet and romantic and so brave and full of mystery and win.” You can also listen to a single, “Banana Brain.”
When Ninji, ¥o-landi and God hooked up with The Black Goat and started recording Die Antwoord’s 4th album around 2 years ago the mood of the tracks we started banging out was rough and tough and mischeivious and wild and hard and dark and at that point we were going to call this album RATS RULE, because in life you get the champions and the underdogs and in our minds we sometimes feel like 1 level below the underdogs in this fucked up pop world, but we also know our time is coming, and soon we gonna take over this whole bitch. So anyway, then we made some more tracks and the core of the album stayed all dark and ratty but a new layer oozed out around our dark core that was kinda mental and lunatic and random and juicy and 2 much fun and so we changed the name of our album to WE HAVE CANDY. Then recently while we was finishing up this album another layer exploded out of our dark wild juicy core like a giant supernatural mega aura and suddenly our album was so epic and sometimes vulnerable and sometimes sweet and romantic and so brave and full of mystery and win. Like when you going through hell, and the mission feels impossible, but you not allowed to fail, and all you can do is keep your chin up and keep going, then when you least expect it you emerge from this dark never-ending hole, and... you made it! And you can’t believe it, and you’ve changed inside and you’re better and stronger and calmer and more fun than you were before you journeyed merrily in2 hell. And as we stepped out into the light, a little bruised and battered, but still ok, we blinked and tried to focus then looked at each other and laughed out loud. Then ¥o-landi said, “Why don’t we call the album MOUNT NINJI & DA NICE TIME KID?” And Ninji’s shoulders relaxed and he slumped back into his chair and said, “You a fuckin genius! I love you!
Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid:
1. WE HAVE CANDY
3. BANANA BRAIN
4. SHIT JUST GOT REAL [ft. Sen-Dog]
5. GUCCI COOCHIE [ft. Dita Von Teese]
6. WINGS ON MY PENIS [ft. Lil Tommy Terror]
7. U LIKE BOOBIES? [ft. Lil Tommy Terror]
8. RATS RULE [ft. Jack Black]
9. JONAH HILL
10. STOOPID RICH
11. FAT FADED FUCK FACE
14. STREET LIGHT
16. I DONT CARE
Last year in Paris, during the UN Climate Change Conference, Pathway to Paris held a concert at Le Trianon featuring Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, and more. Thom Yorke played a solo set of Radiohead songs, including the debut of A Moon Shaped Pool tracks “The Numbers” (then called “Silent Spring”) and “Desert Island Disk.” Now, Pathway to Paris has announced a live album from the event, out next Wednesday. Below, watch Yorke’s piano version of “Bloom” and a take on “People Have the Power” by Patti Smith and Friends, which includes Yorke, Flea, Tony Shanahan, Warren Ellis, and others.
Oasis have announced a reissue of their 1997 album Be Here Now. It’s out October 7 via Big Brother Recordings, and follows the reissues of the band’s first two albums in their “Chasing The Sun: 1993-1997” series. Be Here Now: Chasing the Sun Edition will come out on standard CD and vinyl, in a special edition 3xCD package, and a super deluxe box set that includes that, a vinyl LP, hardback coffee table book with new liner notes, “exclusive vinyl” (including a sampler of previously unreleased demos from the band's time on the Caribbean island of Mustique), and Oasis merch.
The reissue of the famously bloated album features one new mix, of the album opener “D’You Know What I Mean?,” which you can hear below. It’s on disc two as “NG’s [Noel Gallagher] 2016 Rethink.” “As the years went by I'd started to accept that the songs on 'Be Here Now' were in fact insanely long... too long! Someone (I can't remember who) had the idea that we re-visit, re-edit the entire album for posterity's sake,” says Noel Gallagher via a press release. “We got as far as the first track before we couldn't be arsed anymore and gave up... it does sound fucking mega though!” Classic Oasis.
Be Here Now: Chasing the Sun Edition:
Disc 1 — Be Here Now
01 D'You Know What I Mean?
02 My Big Mouth
03 Magic Pie
04 Stand By Me
05 I Hope, I Think, I Know
06 The Girl In The Dirty Shirt
07 Fade In-Out
08 Don't Go Away
09 Be Here Now
10 All Around The World
11 It's Gettin' Better (Man!!)
12 All Around The World (Reprise)
Disc 2 — B-Sides & Extra Tracks
01 Stay Young
02 The Fame
04 (I Got) The Fever
05 My Sister Lover
06 Going Nowhere
07 Stand By Me (Live At Bonehead's Outtake)
08 Untitled (Demo)
09 Help! (Live in LA)
10 Setting Sun (Live Radio Broadcast)
11 If We Shadows (Demo)
12 Don't Go Away (Demo)
13 My Big Mouth (Live at Knebworth Park)
14 D'You Know What I Mean? (NG's 2016 Rethink)
Disc 3 — Mustique Demos
01 D'You Know What I Mean? (Mustique Demo)
02 My Big Mouth (Mustique Demo)
03 My Sister Lover (Mustique Demo)
04 Stand By Me (Mustique Demo)
05 I Hope, I Think, I Know (Mustique Demo)
06 The Girl In The Dirty Shirt (Mustique Demo)
07 Don't Go Away (Mustique Demo)
08 Trip Inside (Be Here Now) (Mustique Demo)
09 Fade In-Out (Mustique Demo)
10 Stay Young (Mustique Demo)
11 Angel Child (Mustique Demo)
12 The Fame (Mustique Demo)
13 All Around The World (Mustique Demo)
14 It's Gettin' Better (Man!!) (Mustique Demo)
Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and the Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser have shared “A 1000 Times,” a collaborative track under their new project Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. Listen to it below. It's the latest collaboration between the two: Rostam was a prominent player on Black Hours, Leithauser's solo record following the Walkmen's split.
Earlier this year, Rostam discussed the record in an interview with Pitchfork:
I've also been making a full-length record with Hamilton Leithauser, which I'm very excited about. Our plan is to release it as a duo, basically, and every now and then I get a feeling that it might be one of the best records I make in my whole life. We worked really hard on lyrics and every song tells a story. In some ways, the more that I write songs, the more I feel that telling a story is the most important thing; just being able to close your eyes when you hear some lyrics and go somewhere. It's worth taking the time to do that, because people respond to it.
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Beyoncé/Michael Jackson Producer Rodney Jerkins' Daughter Opened the Republican National Convention Tonight
The Republican National Convention is this week in Cleveland. Tonight, Donald Trump is expected to officially accept the nomination as the Republican nominee for president. To open the night, the RNC had 6-year-old singer and America's Got Talent contestant Heavenly Joy on stage to perform “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and “America the Beautiful.” Heavenly Joy is the daughter of super-producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, who is known for his work on hits like “You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson, “Say My Name” by Destiny's Child, and “It's Not Right But It's Okay” by Whitney Houston. Jerkins has also worked with artists like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Mary J. Blige.
case/lang/veirs (the group of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs) just released their self-titled debut album. They were scheduled to perform a song from it tonight on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The program has been airing live all week to cover the Republican National Convention. It’s been dubbed “The 2016 Trumpublican Donational Conventrump Starring Donald Trump as the Republican Party* *May Contain Traces of Republican.” As a result of the election coverage, case/lang/veirs’ appearance has been canceled. Neko Case tweeted it’s because “Trump needed more media air time,” adding sarcastically, “He wasn’t getting enough.” Pitchfork has reached out to reps for case/lang/veirs and “Colbert” for more information.
Earlier in the day, Case criticized Trump for not talking about issues despite his major platform. As she put it, he spends his air time “doing wheelies in his jet.” See all of her tweets below.
Like Bernie or don't but GODDAMN He spoke about real issues and got 0% TV time, but u watch every second of Trump doing wheelies in his jet?— Neko Case (@NekoCase) July 21, 2016
America deserves gulag-style community service for this bullshit.— Neko Case (@NekoCase) July 21, 2016
Yes. Trump needed more media air time. He wasn't getting enough. https://t.co/XE2EwvOhGx— Neko Case (@NekoCase) July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016
@SISTERINDICA We just wanted to play.— Neko Case (@NekoCase) July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016
Kool Keith has announced a new album, Feature Magnetic. Listen to a new song, “World Wide Lamper,” featuring B.a.R.S. Murre and Dirt Nasty below. Feature Magnetic is out September 16 via Mello Music Group and will feature MF DOOM and Atmosphere's Slug. Find the cover art and full tracklist below as well.
Read our 5-10-15-20 interview with Kool Keith.
02 Statocaster [ft. Godfather Don]
03 MC Voltron [ft. Craig G]
04 Super Hero [ft. MF DOOM]
05 World Wide Lamper [ft. B.A.R.S. Murre & Dirt Nasty]
06 Bragging Rights [ft. Psycho Les of the Beatnuts]
07 Girl Grab [ft. Necro]
08 Bonneville [ft. Mac Mall]
09 Tired [ft. Ed O.G.]
10 Cold Freezer [ft. Bumpy Knuckles]
11 Peer Pressure [ft. Slug of Atmosphere]
12 Life [ft. Sadat X]
13 Writers [ft. Ras Kass]
14 Cheesecake (Bonus Track)
Watch the video for Kool Keith's “Livin' Astro”:
The Game has been outspoken after recent instances of police violence that resulted in the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, leading a protest with Snoop Dogg earlier this month. Today, the rapper shared a new song called “Let Me Know,” featuring Jeremih, where he decries those shootings, the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Sandra Bland, as well as the violent events that took place in Orlando and Nice. Listen to it below.