Tuesday Music News

Thee Oh Sees

photo by Kyle Johnson

  • Thee Oh Sees released their cover of the Velvet Underground‘s “European Son” for the upcoming Velvet Underground & Nico 45th anniversary box set put out by Castle Face that will be released on November 6th. Remember the 6th of November because if John Dwyer, White Fence, Ty Segall, and The Fresh & Onlys have anything to say about it, their brand of psychedelic Velvet-influenced garage rock will have your ears torn apart and sewn back together again in the weirdest way possible. [Stereogum]
  • Among our favorite Oregon garage bands is the infamously ridiculous Mean Jeans - who released this video today for their “Possessed 2 Party.” Where have all the Sparks gone - you know, those pixi-stick like drinks that came before the Four Loko craze - they wonder as they search in the fashion of Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Arc. I’m not sure where the sparks are, but the video is perfect for Halloween. [Vice]

  • On the quieter and more mesmerizing side of music news, The Antlers released this video for their “Drift Drive” off Undersea today. Floating through sparkling ocean depths and watching lights, phosphorescent and reminiscent of stars in space, float back and forth across schools of fish reminds me a bit of crowds of birds flying through the foggy Seattle sky this morning. Update: The Antlers had this to say about the video on their facebook today, “Considering all that’s just happened in NYC, today is a strange day to debut our new video, but it feels oddly appropriate too,” and “We hope it provides you with some comfort in the face of all this devastation. We love you, New York.” [Pitchfork, Stereogum]

  • Not to make this music news progress from fast to slow but Brian Eno is streaming his latest ambient creation, Lux, on SPIN today. Described as “warm and brilliantly colorful,” the albums was inspired by how light plays, refracts and reflects, in glorious and beautiful ways. At 75 minutes, the album is yet another absorbing Eno experience. [SPIN]
  • The Weeknd released “Enemy” today, which features such quiet and subtle samples from The Smiths‘ “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” that you might completely miss it. Regardless, the song is pretty great listening, especially when considering the conversation Abel Tesfaye seems to be having with Morrissey via their respective eternal heartaches. [Pitchfork]

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