Tuesday Music News

  • There may not be as much dancing as the “Lonely Boy” video, but the new Black Keys video for “Gold on the Ceiling” is still pretty cool. You can find “Gold on the Ceiling” on 2011’s acclaimed El Camino and you can see the Black Keys live in Seattle on May 8th at Key Arena.
  • Here’s a name we haven’t heard in a while. Daft Punk is reported to be working with famed disco and R&B producer Nile Rodgers on a new album! The band allegedly wants to get more in touch with their R&B side (just imagine a whole album of “Something About Us”). It’s been 7 years since Human After All and a year and a half since their work on the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. It’s about time!

  • The next contribution to Fucked Up’s Chinese Zodiac themed series is out today on Matador Records. “Year of the Tiger” is a 15-minute punk opus, and its b-side, “ONNO”, is a 22-minute experimental meltdown. All of that for 8 dollars? I’m headed to Sonic Boom later today. Listen to it below, along with all of the band’s other Chinese Zodiac tracks. You can buy the 12″ at your local record store or at Matador Records website.

  • Consequence of Sound posted an interview with Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes today, talking about their new album, Paralytic Stalks, the supporting tour, and the songwriting process for one of the most eclectic bands on the scene. Read it here.
  • Young & Old, the new album by shoe-gaze pop geniuses Tennis is streaming in full over at Pitchfork right now. The album is available for purchase on Valentine’s Day, but do yourself a favor and go listen to it right now. If you had a rough morning, it will make everything better.
  • Sure, sure, we posted a Portlandia clip yesterday, but who can blame us for posting another one? It’s a Pacific Northwest cultural phenomena. In this clip, Fred and Carrie complain at a parent-teacher conference that the donated records at the library will encourage their kids to listen to bad music. The clip features Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse. Watch it below!

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