Monday Music News

  • Jason Noble, guitarist and vocalist for Rodan, Rachel’s, and Shipping News, passed away Saturday morning according to a press release published online by his family. Noble was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and had been undergoing treatment ever since. John Schaefer over at WNYC has written a moving piece on Noble’s passing, and Brooklyn Vegan is streaming selected tracks from his prolific career. Noble was 40.
  • Interpol frontman Paul Banks has announced his first official solo album. Titled simply Banks, the album will be released October 23 on Matador Records. This is not Banks first venture aside from Interpol, who released their last album in 2010. Although Banks has also released an album under the moniker Julian Plenti, Banks is his first album released under his own name. Check out the first track from the album “The Base” below:

  • Zach Galafanakis stars as an evil wizard with a hankering for some take-out in the My Morning Jacket video for the song “Outta My System.” The mostly animated story, which features Jim James and other band members as a group of cyclopses (cyclposi?) on some sort of intergalactic road trip while the band’s chilled out Beach Boys style ballad of youthful regrets (“They told me not to smoke drugs, but I wouldn’t listen. Never thought I’d get caught and wind up in prison.”) plays in the background. Check it out below:

  • California noise-pop band Wavves have released a new track as part of Adult Swim’s Singles Programs titled “Hippies Is Punks.” Although there is still no official word on the next Wavves album, Consequence of Sound reports that lead singer Nathan Williams posted a statement on Twitter discussing the currently untitled release. Check out “Hippies Is Punks” below:
  • Antony and the Johnsons, the musical vehicle of singer and composer Antony Hegarty, have released a new video for their song “Cut The World” starring Willem Dafoe. The video, directed by NABIL, features a lot of pensive staring out of windows and espresso shots before it quickly takes a violent turn. Head over to Pitchfork for more information on the song, which apparently was originally written for the opera The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, and be sure to check out the video below:

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