Monday Music News

  • The inaugural episode of Animal Collective’s radio program aired last night, and those who tuned in were treated to not one, but three new AnCo-related tracks. The Baltimore band premiered “Today’s Supernatural”, the first single from their forthcoming album Centipede Hz, but also featured in the Panda Bear-curated mix were two new Panda Bear instrumentals, “Soft Serve Rip Curl” and “Principe Real”. You can listen to “Today’s Supernatural” below, listen to the instrumentals over at Consequence of Sound, and listen to Panda Bear’s mix over at Animal Collective’s website.

  • St. Vincent and David Byrne’s collaborative album, Love This Giant, may not arrive until September 11th, but the duo are streaming the album’s second track, “Weekend in the Dust”, at their website now. The pair will be supporting the album with a North American tour, including a date headlining this year’s City Arts fest.

  • Since its release a week ago, the album art for Bat For Lashes‘ forthcoming album The Haunted Man has been making a few headlines for its portrayal of a nude Khan with a nude man slung over her shoulders. Khan has since commented on the artwork in an interview with the BBC, saying that the image is intended to be “natural and non-sexual.” Khan continued by saying that the idea for the image came to her in a “really strong epiphany” and that it represents the stripped-back nature of the album. You can view the potentially NSFW image and watch the video for “Laura”, The Haunted Man‘s first single, over at Stereogum.
  • Grandaddy may have a number of reunion shows this year, but frontman Jason Lytle has still found time to release a new solo album. Entitled Dept. of Disappearance, the eleven-track LP is out October 16th through ANTI-. View the tracklisting and cover art over at Pitchfork and hear the title track here.
  • Following the October 2nd release of their forthcoming album Lightning, Matt and Kim will embark on a North American tour. The duo will make stops at Portland’s Roseland Theatre, Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom, and Seattle’s Neptune Theatre on September 26th, 27th, and 28th, respectively. See the full itinerary and hera the lead single “Let’s Go” over at Consequence of Sound.
  • Liarsvideo for “No.1 Against The Rush” featured the band getting kidnapped by a disgruntled dry-cleaning worker, so the polygon-heavy style of the video for the WIXIW track “Brats” shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Rather than getting tied up and hauled off in van, the band now exists in a vaguely cartoony computer world that may or may not have been created using visual software from 1999. Watch the Elmer Fudd and bugs Bunny (or very similar polygonal figures)-featuring video below.

  • Starting in October, Public Image Ltd. will tour North America for the first time in two years behind their most recent album, This Is PIL. The jaunt starts in Miama on October 3rd and ends in Austin with an appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest. There aren’t any Northwestern dates on their itinerary yet, but you cross your fingers and monitor their website for any additional dates.
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