Tuesday Music News

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  • Ahead of its July 10th release, George Lewis Jr., better known as Twin Shadow, is streaming his sophomore album Confess at Urban Outfitters’ website. Reportedly inspired by an early morning motorcycle ride in Los Angeles, Lewis has also released a video for the album’s first single, “Five Seconds”, which you can watch below.

  • Just Tell Me That You Want Me, the star-studded tribute to Fleetwood Mac, doesn’t come out until August 14th, but tracks have been trickling out nonetheless. This morning, Antony’s contribution – a very Antony-esque cover of Stevie Nicks’ iconic Landslide – was released alongside already-released tracks from MGMT, Best Coast, The New Pornographers, and Lykke Li. Listen to Antony’s cover of Landslide below and hear the other tracks over at Concord Music Group’s Soundcloud.

  • Former Bauhaus singer Peter Murphy has been busy touring behind last year’s Ninth LP for some time now, but it seems that he still has some gas left in the tank, because he announced a string of late-summer dates this morning. He’ll visit Portland’s Star Theatre and Seattle’s El Corazon on August 9th and 10th respectively before he finishes up the leg in Brookyln on August 26th.
  • After the giving their first two albums the deluxe treatment last winter, The Smashing Pumpkins reissue campaign continues with the glossing-up of their 1994 compilation Pisces Iscariot. The lavish physical package features 17 unreleased or alternate versions of Pisces-era songs, 24 previously unreleased live performances, a cassette reproduction of the band’s first demo, postcards, watercolor illustrations, liner notes, and track-by-track annotations by Billy Corgan. (Phew.) If you’re not out of breath from reading that last sentence, you can see the full tracklisting over at Consequence of Sound.
  • In a somewhat-but-not-really surprising legal maneuver, the Hendrix-estate disapproved Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000 will not feature any Jimi Hendrix songs, but rather cover songs that Hendrix performed during his illustrious career. Andre will record new takes on songs by the Beatles, Chip Taylor, Muddy Waters, and Elmore James for the film’s soundtrack, which is currently shooting for a tentative 2013 premiere.
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