Thursday News Roundup

Fleet Foxes at the Paramount on September 6 - photo by Jim Bennett

  • For the second time this year, Fleet Foxes treated local fans to a two-night residency at the Paramount. While their first stint doubled as an album release party for Helplessness Blues, the ebullient hype had had time to simmer for their shows on Tuesday and Wednesday. So much so that Robin Pecknold debuted a new song. Originally thought to be called “August Night,” Sub Pop has confirmed that the song actually has a working title of “I Let You.” Click here to listen to the live recording of the new track via 107.7 The End.

  • The ever-mysterious British musical collective WU LYF (pronounced “woo-life”) has released a new song on their website called “go tell fire; reprise.” They note that the track was originally supposed to close their album Go Tell Fire To The Mountain, but that they “couldn’t figure it right,” so it was left out. Listen here…And don’t forget to mark your calendars, because WU LYF will be playing at the Crocodile on November 19. This WILL be one of the best shows of the year.
  • It was announced on Tuesday that PJ Harvey‘s Let England Shake has won the prestigious Mercury Prize commemorating the best album of the year in the UK. The xx’s self-titled debut was honored last year.

Congratulations, PJ!

  • Neon Indian‘s highly anticipated new album Era Extra├▒a is scheduled to be released September 13 on Mom + Pop Music. You can stream the ENTIRE album via NPR right now by clicking here.
  • Wild Flag is the brand new band of former Sleater-Kinney members Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss. Also featuring Mark Timony of Helium and Rebecca Cole of the Minders, the group will release their self-titled debut album on September 13 via Merge Records. Watch the video for “Romance” here:

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