Is it a joke? Is it not a joke? Recently at a show in Germany, Das Racist‘s Heems (a.k.a. Himanshu Suri) spilled the beans: “You guys wanna know the secret? … Das Racist is breaking up and we’re not a band anymore.” Though Heems was alone when he made that statement, Kool A.D. tweeted soon afterwards: “for the record i quit das racist 2 months ago and was asked by our manager not to announce it yet.” [Vulture]
Virgina based indie pop trio Eternal Summers released a new video for their “Good As You” single off their most recent album Correct Behavior. Set in a run down old hospital and a mirror-vision pool, the video and both spooky and beautiful – colors swirl through the water as Nicol Yun‘s singing wraps around you. Stream their in-studio here and check out the video below. [Pitchfork]
Today is a day for covers: first up we have Portland’s Chromatics with their cover of the New Order‘s “Ceremony.” Relaxed and full but with just enough industrial, the single fits in perfectly with all the recent Chromatics releases, from their Running From The Sun to videos by Rossini. [Stereogum]
Second cover of the day: Julia Holter‘s beautiful take on Fleetwood Mac‘s “Gold Dust Woman” – her voice is the gold dust – deep and layered as a full choir. [Pitchfork]
Third cover of the day: DMZ does Christmas! Yes, DMZ rapped out the lyrics to “Rudolph The Red-Nosed-Reindeer.” Here’s to hoping this turns into a full out single. [Impose]
Final cover: Brooklyn garage popsters Total Slacker turned Grimes into a Bushwick-basement-party anthem with their cover of “Oblivion”.
Sally Shapiro returns with this poppy-dreams single after several years of silence. Almost too-sweet-to-handle the track “What Can I Do” has been given a fitting animated video by Jarett Sitter. [Stereogum]
Portland, OR, band EAT SKULL has announced an upcoming album, entitled III, on Woodsist Records. Their first single “How Do I Say Goodnight?” is a psychedelic jaunt through bubbling rhythms, synths, cell phone dial sounds – “This is music to drink to, die to, fall in love to and quit your job to” the band said. Catch the single below. [Woodsist]