Thursday Music News

photo by Hilary Harris

  • Cat Power played a new song, “Bully”, for BBC Radio 4 this morning for “Woman’s Hour” as well as some old favorites and answers questions about the inspiration behind many of the songs on Sun. Check out the interview and live performances here. [Pitchfork]
  • The Knife‘s return to the live circuit has shaken up their fan base quite a bit and prompted some very divisive sentiment. You can weigh in on the spectacle yourself now that HD video from their live performances have become available online. Spoiler alert: there’s no shortage of streamer-dancing, exuberant light shows, and sensual dance moves. Check out “Tooth for an Eye” from a Paris performance, as well as “Silent Shout” and “Got 2 Let U” from London. [CoS]

  • The RIAA made big waves today for the future of the record industry when it joined Billboard in deciding to include streaming data from YouTube, Spotify, Rdio, MOG, and more services into the unit counts to certify a record as Gold, Platinum, or Diamond. Based on research conducted over a year, the RIAA has decided that 100 streams online equals the purchase of one physical unit…but does it really as far as the artist is concerned? [CoS]
  • Here’s your dose of pleasant strangeness for the day. Glenn Kotche performs the Four Tops‘ “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” on a specially constructed set of pans, dishes, and touch-activated faucets from Delta in a commercial for the faucet company. It’s actually pretty cool, for the 30 seconds you hear. Maybe he could do a whole live set… [Stereogum]

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