Friday Music News

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  • The Dirty Projectors are the latest group to release a short film, although their video isn’t actually that short. Frontman David Longstreth, who directed and stars in the film, described the 20-minute-long Hi Custodian as being “made out of a dream.” According to Pitchfork, who helped produce the movie, it’s a “surreal narrative about spiritual death and rebirth” and features previously unreleased music from their recording sessions. According to me, who watched like five minutes of it by skipping around on YouTube with the sound off, it looks pretty cool. Check it out below:

  • Legendary indie-rockers Yo La Tengo currently have a lot on the burner. With the new EP Stupid Things due out September 25, the trio also plans to release another full-length in January 2013, according to Consequence of Sound. Stupid Things, which features the original song, the instrumental, and a remix by EY3, is the band’s first release since their 2009 album Popular Songs. Fore more information head over to the band’s website here.
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have announced a new 7″ featuring covers of The Magnetic Fields and East River Pipe. The single is due out sometime in October, but you can check out their cover of The Magnetic Fields song “Jeremy” here. Check out more information here and don’t forget to tune in at 12:30 for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart live at MFNW on KEXP.
  • San Francisco surf-rockers Thee Oh Sees are now streaming their latest album Putrifiers II over at Stereogum. The band’s 14th album is due out September 11 via In The Red Records, although the tracks “Lupine Dominus” and “Flood’s New Light” have already been released online. Do some neck stretches, check out the album here, and get ready to thrash your head about in fits of joy.
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