Monday Music News


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  • Among our favorite Seattle punk trios is The Wimps – who recently signed to End of Time, the new label founded by Sarah Moody of Hardly Art – and they have a new track from their forthcoming Repeat entitled “Nap.” Now that we are in full blown winter weather turf – yeah, “All I wanna do is nap!” [Pitchfork]

  • Phosphorescent has just announced a new album for 2013. Muchacho will be released in March on Dead Oceans. Here’s the first single from the record, “Song for Zula”:

  • How To Dress Well, who played a killer show this weekend at Barboza complete with a cover of R. Kelly’s “I Wish”, released a video for “& It Was U”. The “U” here is apparently a gold segueway driving, yellow cape wearing prophet who provides a kind of dancing spiritual relief to a group of people. [Pitchfork]

  • Giant eggs glow in the darkness, strobe lights flash on breaking dishes, and a mysterious girl dances in the new video for St. Lucia‘s “September”. I’m not sure if I’m simply projecting end-of-the-world vibes into everything, or if this video actually kind of has them, from the symbol that glows in neon to the strangely breaking objects against a wall. Ominous video for a danceable electronic song. [Pitchfork]

  • Brooklyn popsters, not the bubbly type but the slacker 60’s type, Darlings released “Nothing I Don’t Care For” today. It’s the kind of song that you’re never quite sure what all the lyrics are, but you know snippets and it’s catchy enough to be stuck in your head all day long. [Impose]

  • Yes, you can now watch a fan-filmed (shakey; far away; blurry; probably iphone) clip of Cindy Lauper, St. Vincent, and Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells perform “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” with Rosie O’Donnell on drums . It just doesn’t really get more girly than that, although Lauper’s performance with Arcade Fire at Jazzfest last year is certainly among the top memorable moments with that song. [Stereogum]
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