Tuesday Music News

Animal Collective at The Paramount Theatre - Seattle on 2012-09-18 - _DSC8308.NEF

Photo by David Lichterman

  • Everyone’s favorite noise making revolutionaries Animal Collective released the new track “Crimson” yesterday on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. In keeping with their sound, the song bubbles and burps and features some nice high singing by Avey Tare. The song will be featured as a b-side track on the single “Applesauce.” Animal Collective also announced plans to have their rescheduled shows benefit the Red Cross. [FADER, Pitchfork]

  • Mr. MNF eXquire is streaming his “The Message 1 & 2″ today, which was produced by our own Seattle based duo Blue Sky Black Death. The first track features his oscillating and quick word play while the second half becomes decidedly more venomous. Catch his in-studio with Killer Mike, El-P, and Despot. [FADER]

  • Prolific composer and professor Elliott Carter died at 103. He has been composing music since the 1920s, when he was handpicked by Charles Ives, and finished his last piece just this August. Characterized by tight organization and complexity, he had two Pulitzer Prizes among his numerous awards. “As a young man, I harbored the populist idea of writing for the public, I learned that the public didn’t care. So I decided to write for myself. Since then, people have gotten interested,” he said in explaining why his music was so difficult. [NYT]
  • RNDM, consisting of Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, songwriter Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud, released their first album, Acts, last week and performed on Jimmy Falon last night. The video features them playing “Modern Times” while wearing adorable bright orange (is that possible?) ski masks. Check it out below. [Prefix]

  • Foals premiered the video for “Inhaler,” the first single from their upcoming Holy Fire. Featuring skate punks, graffiti artists, tattoos, bike gangs and BMX, the lyrics “wake and bake,” plus a good dose of screaming noise rock, the video is both street rat approved and a great listen. Add in some spastic Posession-style dancing and you have probably the best video ever. Check it out below. [NME]

  • Four piece Fear of Men released this beautiful black and white video for their song “Mosaic.” The video features a lovely chapel as well as reading from a psalm – while lyrics “break me into pieces to feel safe, like it’s normal” play over it all. Reflections ripple in a bowl of black water that’s poured back and forth, shifting and changing. [FADER]

  • And finally, just for reading the music news this morning, you can watch Father John Misty shaking his fine hips on Conan. White suited and blue eyed – he’s basically completely transformed into the sleezy 70s pastor of Hollywood Boulevard, just in a really loveable way.

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