News and new videos as you adjust to the terrifying new era of reverting back from daylight savings…
The Decemberists have announced that they will release a new album early next year, entitled What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. And so we don’t come away with only this announcement, the band also provided us with a new song, “Make You Better”, complete with a “visualizer” video.
Prince performed on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, eschewing the normal two song/~four minute blocks for one eight-minute mega-jam. It was a memorable performance, and not just for Prince’s third-eye sunglasses or his backing 3rdEyeGirl group. At the very least, we learned that Prince has spent some time listening to Pantera.
Cymbals Eat Guitars recently uploaded the music video for “Warning”, off their excellent new album LOSE, featuring a very young band (Crosshair) playing the part of CEG. If you never got the chance to pick up their stellar debut Why There Are Mountains, wait another week for the reissue.
Spoon helped end The Daily Show’s run in Austin in style, playing multiple tracks off their latest excellent album, They Want My Soul. We would embed the videos here, but Comedy Central uses a screwy system, so either go to The Daily Show website or find all three performances on Pitchfork, since they did the legwork to get the correct plug-in.
Nirvana fans may be intrigued by the recent discovery of a “sound collage” that Kurt Cobain created, illustrating more of a connection with a band like The Olivia Tremor Control than one would have suspected. Note: this sounds nothing like Nirvana, but have fun with it anyway. Update: An interview with Cobain’s girlfriend at the time, Tracy Marander, sheds some light on the recording, including that there are two versions of “Montage of Heck” and that Nirvana diehards had known of this for years, and in fact a copy had been circulating for some time.
Wilco had some fun on The Tonight Show last week, though not all the footage was aired during the show. Check out this acoustic version of the classic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot track “I’m the Man That Loves You”.
And finally, to wrap up our coverage of bands that played on late night last week, there’s The Flaming Lips in full costume performing “With A Little Help From My Friends” (with their “fwends”), and Run The Jewels blasting “Early” with a Halloween-appropriate performance on Letterman.