Thursday Music News

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  • After eleven incredibly unique entries in the “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”, Sigur Ros have picked a winner. The twelfth entry, a visual take on “Fjögur píanó” directed by Anafella Liu, Dio Lau, and Ken Ngan, is a dark and surreal clip where a man fruitlessly tries to tear off some sort of black layer of goo from his body. It sounds weird on paper, but the actual video, which you can watch below, is stunning.

  • Continuing a trend of naming albums after animals, Local Natives will release Hummingbird, the follow up to 2010’s Gorilla Manor on January 29th through Frenchkiss/Infectious. The album was co-produced by their 2011 tourmate The National’s Aaron Dessner, and to support the album, they’ve booked a thorough North American tour that starts in January, including a stop at the Neptune on April 26th. Listen to the lead single, “Breakers”, below.

  • On the heels of releasing their first album in five years, Pinback have created an epic sci-fi clip for the Information Retrieved track “Sherman” where Zach Smith and
    Rob Crow play a pair of astronauts. You can watch that video over at Wired, and if you’d rather see the band play the song on Earth, you can catch them at their just-added show at Showbox at the Market on January 23rd.
  • Glitchy synth monsters Crystal Castles unleashed a new song in Denver last night, which will help tide fans over until the new November 12th release date of their third album, (III). Watch video of the to-be-titled song, in which Alice Glass attacks the microphone as if it were her dinner, below.

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