News and video as you prepare for a week of facing the Pumpkin Spice onslaught…
Thurston Moore has a new solo album coming out next week, and NPR has The Best Day available on their First Listen stream. I loved his two most recent solo records, Trees Outside the Academy and Demolished Thoughts, which show a more sedate, folkier version of what one might expect from the Sonic Youth frontman. If that worries you, take comfort in the fact that Moore throws on the distortion for this one.
On Friday we mentioned how Kendrick Lamar’s “i” was received with an underwhelming reaction; however, people were gushing over his appearance on Flying Lotus’s “Never Catch Me” off the latter’s new album, You’re Dead. Enjoy the video, featuring some fantastic dancing by a couple of precocious dancers.
David Bowie released a new song this morning, the jazzy, seven-minute long “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”. It will be available on the upcoming compilation Nothing Has Changed, which aims to replace the version of Changesbowie which is now taking up space on your shelf. At the very least, you can have a compilation which also includes “I’m Afraid of Americans”.
Consequence of Sound has the newest track from …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, as well as an explanation of its inspiration. “A Million Random Digits” is from IX, which will be released next month on the 11th.
Peter Matthew Bauer isn’t done releasing new material, as he offered up the new track “You Always Look For Someone Lost” on SoundCloud. He also released a new video with an interview that helps explain the song as well.
Foo Fighters are being a bit more coy with their previews, offering only glimpses of tracks. Alternative Press notes that you can hear clips of two new songs from this trailer for the upcoming Sonic Highways.
And last week, Ryan Adams was apparently inspired by the setting and performed a cover of Alice In Chains’s classic “Nutshell” in his show in Seattle. Because “Nutshell” is one of the greatest songs of the last 20 years, you bet we’re going to pass a long a video like this.