Friday Music News

photo by Jim Bennett

  • RNDM - the side project of Joseph Arthur, Richard Stuverud, and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament - performed their song “Disappearing Acts” on Conan last night. Their performance felt like it was straight out of the 50s, complete with doowop hairstyles (wigs?) and very dapper suits. It was even filmed in black and white. It’s supposed to feel vintage, message received. [CoS]

  • Eric Burdon, of the British invasion band Animals, has paired up with Jenny Lewis, the former frontwoman of Rilo Kelly, to remake his band’s 1965 hit “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” The song will be featured on the upcoming sixth season of HBO’s True Blood. This version is mysterious and creepy, which is perfect for a vampire series. Listen to the track HERE. [Stereogum]
  • A few days after the release of his self-titled album, The Child of Lov, has decided to share two collaborations that are featured on the album. English musician Damon Albarn (Gorillaz) lends his voice to the first track, “One Day”, and rapper DOOM adds some profound rhymes to “Owl.” Give them both a listen below. [Stereogum]

  • When Lana Del Rey does a music video she goes all out with full storytelling theatrics, but the premise for “Young and Beautiful” is a bit simpler. It features shots of an orchestra and several extreme close ups of Del Ray’s iconic face as she croons along. The song is featured in The Great Gatsby film that arrives in theaters today, so it’s no surprise that she’s rocking jazz era hair and makeup. The entire soundtrack for Gatsby is available now from WaterTower Music. [SPIN]

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