Thursday Music News

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  • Bat For Lashes have released a second track “Marilyn” from her forthcoming album The Haunted Man, due out October 23 on Capitol. The dreamy song, with a chorus highlighted by Natasha Kahn’s piercing voice, is of course about the one and only Marilyn you might expect an up and coming indie-pop singer to reference, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In this case it’s a really really good one. Check out the track below, and grab the free download here.

  • MTV and rap/punk/art/whatever trio Death Grips have teamed up to produce a second video for “I’ve Seen Footage” off their 2012 album The Money Store. In the style of a classic Choose Your Own Adventure book, the grainy interactive video allows viewers to experience a Californian pool party through the eyes of any character they wish, including the pizza delivery guy, a guy who juggles, a girl dating some guy named “Dog,” and guy named Lucas who draws “Death Grips” on things. Check it out here, it’s definitely worth your time.
  • Flaming Lips and King Crimson fans rejoice! The Flaming Lips have teamed up with New Fumes to release a cover of King Crimson’s “Moonchild,” a 12 minute long psychedelic journey. The Lips and New Fumes have teamed up previously, recording the song “Girl, You’re So Weird” for their Record Store Day album The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. Although Wayne Coyne has hinted in the past about the possibility of a King Crimson cover album, no concrete details have emerged as of yet. In the meanwhile, check out the “Moonchild” cover over at Stereogum, and check out footage of the band supposedly recording the album below.

  • And in weirder news, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that he is opening his own tea shop in a suburb of Chicago. The tea shop, or salon (as he refers to it), opens today and is named Madame ZuZu’s. Corgan will be performing acoustic sets to celebrate, though those may have already happened. For more information and a brief recap of Corgan’s other extracurricular business ventures, head over to Pitchfork.
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