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Even though they recently announced a string of tour dates this summer, we have to believe that no one was prepared for the news from this morning: Refused are coming out with a new album. In addition to announcing that Freedom will be released on June 30, the band released their first new song in nearly two decades, the furious “Elektra”. REFUSED ARE NOT FUCKING DEAD!
More good news this morning, as the Deftones gave more details about their follow-up to Koi No Yokan. While the new album is not yet complete, the good news is that it should be released by the end of September.
Last week, Speedy Ortiz released their new album Foil Deer and on Friday we linked to an extensive interview with the band. Today, we are sharing their video for “The Graduates”, featuring the band ingesting an interesting item, resulting in a bizarre karaoke session with a giant rabbit, among other escapades.
Speedy Ortiz is not the only band exploring psychedelic substances, as Death From Above 1979’s new video for “Virgins” features a group of Amish teens experimenting with mushrooms. The results are rather unsettling.
And speaking of unsettling, electronic noise-rock band HEALTH are finally releasing a follow-up to Get Color in August, and they shared the video for lead single “New Coke” over the weekend. Be warned, that is real vomit in the video; that is probably that is all that needs to be said in order to prepare you.
Killer Mike had a very busy weekend–on Friday, he gave a lecture at MIT on race and politics, and on Saturday he represented the Huffington Post at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which explains this fantastic selfie with Arianna Huffington completing the Run The Jewels logo.
Proving that we here at Rust Is Just Right are trendsetters, the AV Club released a Best Of list from 2014 in April 2015. This time it is their Band Names of the Year list, which runs down all the terrible band names they came across in the past year, which is always a good time.
And finally, for those looking for a quick time-waster at work, NME has a slideshow explaining the stories behind 50 iconic album covers of indie rock (though the term “indie” is stretched beyond its limits for this piece).