New music, new videos, and other fun stuff as you recover from the holiday weekend…
The music world continued to respond to the tragic events in Paris earlier this month, including a touching message from Eagles of Death Metal themselves. Other bands have shown their support by playing EoDM songs at their own concerts, including this Pearl Jam cover of “I Want You So Hard”. EoDM has responded to these efforts by asking others to play “I Love You All The Time”, with the band then donating the royalties. My Morning Jacket fulfilled the request at a recent show in New York, and Consequence of Sound has the footage.
Eagles of Death Metal also sat down for an emotional interview with Noisey, though it may be too soon for some fans to watch.
David Bowie recently released a bonkers new video for the title track off his upcoming album Blackstar, and though Mos Def & Talib Kweli do not make a cameo appearance, the bizarre sci-fi vignettes are worth watching regardless.
M.I.A. also released a controversial new video for her song “Borders” from the upcoming Matahdatah, featuring a cast of dozens of refugees. You can view the video in the link above, since this YouTube copy will probably be taken down in the near-future.
Walter Martin is continuing his solo career during the hiatus of his former group The Walkmen, releasing the easy-going folk song “Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous” from next year’s Arts & Leisure. In a fitting gesture, he first released the song through his LinkedIn profile.
Coldplay has probably the last big release of this year, with A Head Full Of Dreams coming out on Friday. The first single is the soaring “Adventures of a Lifetime”, accompanied by a video featuring computer-animated gorillas, because why not.
Finally, The Verge alerts you to a new Sony website that allows you to mix Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone”, which should be a great way to waste some time this week.