Monday Music News

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  • “Life is a pre-existing condition,” says Mike McCready . In a video released today, the Pearl Jam guitarist voiced support of preserving the Affordable Care Act in the upcoming Presidential elections. While the band has been known for typically favoring liberal policies and politicians, this particular issue directly hits McCready, who has been living with Crohn’s disease and has himself been denied health care on several occasions in the past. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Two members of Pussy Riot have been sentenced to work in camps in Siberia and Mordovia until March 2014. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Maria¬†Alyokhina, 24, had hoped to stay close to Moscow so they would be close to their families. The third member of Pussy Riot has been recently freed. [The Guardian]

  • The Chromatics most recently created the soundtrack for Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Summer 2013 show - and director Alberto Rossini used the backstage footage from the show to create a video for the 5 minutes edit of “Looking For Love.” Playing like a 70s vintage film, the video goes features Lagerfeld himself, a gauzy visual glaze, and the faces of the models themselves. [Pitchfork]

  • A Place to Bury Strangers‘ new video for “And I’m Up” off Worship features the smoke and explosion of fireworks and destruction. “Sometimes I should realize it’s better not to hold back on what I want to say,” croons frontman Oliver Ackermann, and the unfortunate victims of this regret are the burning, melting, imploding heads of action figures.

  • Guided By Voices released a new track from their upcoming album The Bears For Lunch, “She Lives in an Airport”. Crisp lyrics sing about the dreamy airport woman of dreams - “she’s got the promotion” is among the few praises of this airport dwelling lady, and most of the lyrics circle around advertising and marketing jargon. Check that out here.
  • Foul mouthed rapper/diva/prodigy Azealia Banks has been firing off via twitter at Dolce & Gabanna about their most recent collection and it’s apparently overt racism. The collection was supposed to draw inspiration from the early African settlers, but does so by placing colonial looking portrayals of black women on the bodies of white women.
  • The Black Keys have teamed up with GZA on this track from the soundtrack for The Man with the Iron Fists.¬† You can stream the entire collection here.

  • Deerhoof dropped this catchy new track today. “I wanted to remember you” she sings in this pop filled track. The proceeds from this album will go to Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1′s Save the Music. They played a few weeks ago at Vera Project, and you can read our review of that show here. [Stereogum]

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