Wednesday Music News

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  • Desaparecidos, who released their first new pair of songs last years since their one and only album in 2002, have followed up with a new pair of songs today. The new tracks from Conor Oberst and co. are “Anonymous” and “The Left is Right”, and they tackle the obvious political associations with their names — “Anonymous” heralds the hacking group associated with Julian Assange and “The Left is Right” champions the Occupy movement. You can stream both songs at
  • Is she on again or off again? Grimes made news when she started her Tumblr page and now she’s causing a stir by announcing that she’ll shut it down. At issue with the talented artist, who pretty much made a name for herself though the internet, is the tendency for news outlets to quoter her on it — “my tumblr is not a news source,” she wrote. While the content on her page is now pretty much gone, she just posted a message in response to the current news saying: “haha im still on the internet.” [Gawker]

  • HBO has released a trailer for their upcoming biopic about controversial genius producer Phil Spector. The one and only Al Pacino will be playing the producer, and after watching the trailer, it seems like it might be hard to escape the fact that it’s Al Pacino you are watching, despite the array of wigs. Still, with Helen Mirren also in the cast, and a David Mamet script, it should be an interesting look at the very famous murder trial of the Ronettes’ producer. Check out the trailer below. [CoS]

    • Frightened Rabbit, who just dropped their new album, Pedestrian Verse, yesterday, have released a video for new non-album track “Today’s Cross” which was the B-side to “The Woodpile”. The songs entertainingly deals with a messianic level of writer’s block. Check it out below. [Stereogum]

    • Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Local Natives stopped by as the musical guest to play “Heavy Feet” for an enthusiastic audience. The song comes off their week-old album Hummingbird released on Frenchkiss Records. Watch it below. [CoS]

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