Thursday Music News

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  • After collaborating with Mirah and touring with BOBBY, Thao Nguyen has finally released new material with The Get Down Stay Down. The band debuted a slow-rolling new track called “Holy Roller” on their website today and announced that their new LP, We the Common, will be available on February 5.
  •  The Lumineers delivered a lively performance of their hit “Ho Hey” on Dave Letterman last night. The band visited KEXP’s studio in April to play “Ho Hey” and four other tracks from their eponymous debut. Click here to watch their performance on The Morning Show with John Richards, and check out the Letterman clip below.

  • As if the Smells Like Teen Spirit sitcom wasn’t bad enough, Nirvana may be getting the Green Day treatment in the near future. Courtney Love’s manager Sam Lufti announced today that they are “currently working on a possible motion picture  or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalogue.” Of course, “possible” is the operative word, so Something in the Way may not be make it to Broadway anytime soon... I hope.
  • If you’re planning on seeing Crystal Castles at Showbox SoDo tonight, be advised: HEALTH will not be on the program. The LA-based band, who had been traveling across the US with Crystal Castles this fall, took to Facebook yesterday evening to announce that they would be dropping out of the tour. The band has yet to confirm whether HEALTH problems are to blame.

  • In more pleasant news, M83 just released an enchanting video for “Steve McQueen,” the latest single from last year’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. The four-minute clip, which took the top prize in a contest sponsored by genero.tv, appears to be about a young boy who harnesses the twin powers of science and synthpop to build his own rain machine. Kind of like Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting,” but without Donald Sutherland.
  • Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has announced that he will release his debut solo album, Lysandre, on January 15. The first two tracks, “Lysandre’s Theme” and “Here We Go,” flirt with baroque pop and flow into one another beautifully. Or you can listen to just “Here We Go” here:

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