Thursday News Roundup

The Walkmen // photo by Dave Lichterman

  • Veteran New York rockers The Walkmen have announced the release of their seventh full-length album. Following up their 2010 release, Lisbon, Heaven will hit shelves and e-shelves on June 5 via Fat Possum. The album was recorded by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins) in Seattle. Here is the teaser:

  • To celebrate Third Man’s three-year anniversary, the label has released a 3 RPM record containing every single they have released. Unfortunately they didn’t release a 3 RPM record player, so if you want to actually hear the songs and not high speed scribbling, you must slow the record down with your finger.

  • Dum Dum Girls have release a video for “Coming Down,” from their 2011 sophomore album Only In Dreams. The song sounds like a Mazzy Star cover and the video features bandleader Dee in black and white, having her clothes methodically snipped off. Dum Dum Girls have also released a number of tour dates, and though they won’t be stopping in Seattle proper, they will be performing at Sasquatch! on May 26. For more tour info, visit Pitchfork. Check out the video for “Coming Down” here:

  • The Flaming Lips and Bon Iver have collaborated for a Record Store Day release. Visit Pitchfork to listen to what they came up with and to check out the blood-themed packaging.
  • Cosmic songstress Frankie Rose has released a video for her song “Night Swim” from the 2012 album Interstellar. Watch here:

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