Friday Music News

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  • Summer may be a ways away, but for Divine Fits, anytime is a good time to go for a dip in the pool… as long as you’re fully clothed. The supergroup’s latest video for the synthy “My Love is Real” finds them diving into swimming pools in suburban backyards and jumping through hedges. Their debut album, 2012’s A Thing Called Divine Fits, is certainly worth a listen, and you can catch them on tour this winter, too.

  • Atticus Ross, who has scored such films as The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in collaboration with Trent Reznor, might have just landed himself another commission. According to Spin, the How to Destroy Angels member is negotiating a deal to score Love & Mercy, an upcoming Brian Wilson biopic starring Paul Dano as the young Beach Boy. Filming is expected to commence early this summer.

  • This spring, Matador Records will reissue Eleven : Eleven, the debut LP from Boston-based alt-rockers Come. Pitchfork reports that “the 2XCD/2XLP deluxe edition will include the original album, a recording of the band’s 1992 performance at the Vermonstress Festival, and, with the vinyl, a 7″ of the ‘Fast Piss Blues’/’I Got the Blues’ single.” Come will also be performing some reunion shows this year, and frontwoman Thalia Zedek will release her latest solo album, Via, in March.
  • Our neighbors to the south, Portland’s Menomena, have released “Toomer,” a new digital single, on Barsuk Records. The heady track was apparently recorded along with the rest of the songs on last year’s Moms, but didn’t quite make the cut for the album. Listen to it below.

  • Former Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum has just announced that he’s extending his US tour into April. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales for these solo acoustic shows will benefit Children of the Blue Sky, a charity that provides foster care for Mongolian children. Pitchfork has the full, updated list of tour dates.
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