Monday Music News

Cut Copy

Photo by Brittney Bollay

  • Cut Copy released their new single in the most novel way I’ve heard in a long time -- at Pitchfork, you could claim a vinyl copy of the single as long as you were one of the first 120 to arrive. The one-sided record was then cut and pressed before you, and engraved with the recipient’s name. In the video below, recipient number 73 reveals the track -- ’80s-era synth as we’ve come to know from Cut Copy. [Pitchfork]

  • Seattle played host to Paul McCartney last week, and he surprised the audience by performing seven songs alongside the surviving Nirvana members. McCartney and Grohl even sang a few duets. Check them out playing “Helter Skelter” below. [Stereogum]

  • FIDLAR’s new video for “Cocaine” is both hilarious and definitely NSFW. It stars Nick Offerman who goes on a peeing-on-things spree all across the city. What starts as social deviance quickly becomes an asset to society, and you can watch over at Funny or Die. [Pitchfork]
  • Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog is drawing on one of Philly’s greatest exports during the ’70s -- soulful and melodic R&B. “The Truth” is quiet and methodical, leading us through the composed passionate lands of vintage Philadelphia. With rain falling to rejuvenate the 8-album-old band, the track shows them stripping down and willing to lose some of the old pomp. [Spin]

  • If you have inadvertently noticed that your vinyl collection has swollen (Can you still carry it in one crate? One car? One suitcase? Can you still walk across your living room with ease?) you aren’t alone -- according to Nielsen SoundScan, sale of vinyl is up over 33% this year! While vinyl is still an incredibly small niche market in the overall music-selling world, this is still welcome news for all our favorite records stores. [FACT]
  • Elvis Costello and The Roots will be releasing Wise Up Ghost in September and today, they have released a lyric video for “Walk Us Uptown”. In the video they sitting around the listening to the tracks mysterious and poetic lyrics. [Pitchfork]

  • Low performed a lovely cover of Rihanna’s slow-burning “Stay” at Pitchfork this weekend. “We’ve been practicing all week,” they reveal at the start of the video. Low’s voices are humble and rumbling through the track, turning it from a diva’s lament to a very human and quiet release for the band. [Stereogum]

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