Wednesday Music News

  • Yeasayer have created an internet video scavenger hunt, dubbed PSCYVOTV, to promote their new album Fragrant World, due out August 21 via Secretly Canadian. According to a press release, the band will be releasing “visual videos” created by Japanese artist Yoshi Sodeoka for every song from their new album across the internet all day long. The videos will be promptly taken down on August 3, so best get looking now. The band is currently tweeting PSCYVOTV hints, but if you’re too lazy Pitchfork is compiling all the found videos that have been discovered so far.
  • Recently reunited Conor Oberst side project Desaparecidos have released a new single titled “MariKKKopa” targeting notorious Maricopa county sherif Joe Arpaio. This is the first new material in a decade from the deceptively political emo-rock band, who reunited in 2010 to protest the Nebraska equivalent of the SB1070 law. The title of the song refers to a quote in which Arpaio, known for his aggressive tactics against undocumented immigrants, states he is proud of being compared to the KKK. Head over to the Huffington Post for more information, including an interview with Oberst himself. Desaparecidos will be playing The Showbox August 25 but in the meantime you can hear the b-side, titled “Backsell” over at AltPress, and “MariKKKopa” below:

  • Passion Pit have a released the video for the track “Constant Conversations” off their new album Gossamer. The hazy video was directed by Dori Oskowitz and features lead singer Michael Angelakos wandering about a lavish party filled with intricate relationships, hanging out with a snake in a bathtub, talking to Dr. Melfi’s psychiatrist, and occasionally singing some of the song’s lyrics. For more information, head over to Consequence Of Sound, and be sure to check out the video below:

  • Olivia Tremor Control and Elephant 6 co-founder Bill Doss passed away yesterday, according to a press release on the band’s website. “We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss,” read the site yesterday afternoon, “We are at a loss for words.” There is no word on the cause of death. Doss was 43 years old. Head over to Pitchfork more information and footage from Doss performing with Olivia Tremor Control at this years Pitchfork Music Festival.

  • Although their first official show is scheduled for tonight in Austin, Texas, Divine Fits performed a secret show last night under the name The Hot Skull at The Continental Club. The set included tracks from the indie-rock supergroup’s forthcoming album A Thing Called Divine Fits, due out August 28 via Merge Records, as well as a cover of Tom Petty’s You Got Lucky. Head over to Prefix for live videos of “My Love Is Real” and “Flaggin’ a Ride,” and check out the surprisingly fitting cover below. Divine Fits will be playing in Seattle August 30 at The Crocodile Cafe. Get stoked.

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One Comment

  1. Jerry
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Love Passion Pit’s “Constant Conversations” video so much. Gossamer is quite the masterpiece. Glad I picked it up at my local store for that extra 7″. Easy contender for album of the year!

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