Friday Music News

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  • James Murphy may have pulled the plug on LCD Soundsystem, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be collaborating with other bands. Most recently, Arcade Fire fan group Arcade Fire Tube have discovered proof that Murphy is in the studio with the band, working on their forthcoming album. The photo the group posted on their Facebook page appears to be an excerpt from an article about Arcade Fire’s management team in the latest issue of Music Week. According to Pitchfork, band manager Scott Rodger said, “They’re in with James Murphy on three or so songs.” Now, time to start speculating about what those songs will sound like...

  • If, like James Murphy, you “were there at the first Can show in Cologne,” you’ll be happy to hear that Stephen Malkmus performed all of Ege Bamyasi there last weekend. Malkmus, a longtime Can fan, once said that he listened to Ege Bamyasi every night for about three years, according to Pitchfork; and former Pavement member Bob Nastanovich told Spin that Malkmus used to listen to Can and Faust back in their UVA radio days. Here are some videos of him performing “One More Night,” “Pinch,” and “Soup” with local band Von Spar.

  • Today is a big day for local dream pop duo Lemolo. This morning, Seattle music blog Sound on the Sound premiered their first music video for “Letters,” a track off their enchanting 2012 album The Kaleidoscope. The video shows Meghan Grandall and Kendra Cox journeying from their hometown of Poulsbo, WA to Seattle to play at the Triple Door during City Arts Fest and features actual footage from the show. Lemolo will be opening for Allen Stone at the Paramount tonight; watch the video for “Letters” below.

  • Last night was also a big night for Brooklyn’s Tanlines. Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm made their television debut, performing “All of Me” (off their 2012 debut album Mixed Emotions) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Thankfully, the Fallon crowd seemed a bit more lively than the folks from the “All of Me” video. Watch a clip of the performance below.



  • The Breeders‘ 1992-4 line-up is reuniting for next year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pitchfork reports. The band will play their 1993 classic Last Splash in its entirety to celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary. Though no other tour dates have been announced yet, Kim Deal & Co. plan to play more Last Splash shows next year, and the album will get a deluxe-edition reissue from 4AD in April.
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