Tuesday Music News

Wild Nothing at CMJ 2012 / by Lauren Slusher

  • Wild Nothing released a new video for “Paradise” from their recent album Nocturne featuring Michelle Williams reading from Iris Murdoch’s 1975 novel A Word Child. Williams selected the song to make the video for – and the video looks at the idea of paradise beyond a window. Watch the beautiful video below.

  • Andrew Bird is streaming his new album Hands of Glory now – and he’s announced plans for a tour that is crowd-funded, as well as features intimate shows that focus on the violins and use of Bird’s signature victrola horns. The crowd funded tour will go through Latin America to cities in which 250 or more people pledge. Stream that and find out more via The Guardian.
  • The Ravonettes teamed up with directors Storm/Hansen to make a new video for “Curse the Night”. “We thought it’d be a cool way for the band to show their fans where they are from and since we’ve never shot a video in Copenhagen, we saw an opportunity to revisit the city with fresh eyes and portray it in a new light,” they said of the video. Follow a gang of kids who rob a bank truck in the wee hours of the night below. [Stereogum]

  • Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors released this orchestral and soaring song “While You Were Here” on his twitter today. Written on the day of a friend’s wake, the song will be a part of their upcoming About To Die album.

  • Fiona Apple, recently in the news because of her strange run in with the law in Texas, has teamed up with director Judd Apatow to create a song for his upcoming film This is 40. “Dull Tool,” will be the first time she has created a song for a film. [Pitchfork]
  • CBS has given the go-ahead to The Big Bang Theory‘s Dave Goetsch to create a sitcom called Smells Like Teen Spirit. If you can’t imagine what such a sitcom would be about, let me inform you. The plot apparently has to do with a Harvard drop out who opens a multimillion dollar business in his parents, who are “1990s indie-rock parents,” with the assistance of his sister. Don’t worry, I was confused as well… [The Hollywood Reporter]
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