Friday Music News

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  • When Pearl Jam first released their new track, “Mind Your Manners,” the general consensus was that the song was a pretty big departure from their usual material. The official video for “Mind Your Manners” stays true to this theme of Pearl Jam stepping out of their comfort zone. They don’t share music videos often, so be sure to savor it. [CoS]

  • Nine Inch Nails have shared yet another new song from the upcoming Hesitation Marks. With each new release, this album is shaping up to be one of NIN’s best. “Find My Way” has a heavy, measured rhythm that is unlike the previously released tracks. The full album drops on September 3. [Stereogum]

  • Local musician Mary Lambert will join superstars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis onstage during the MTV Video Music Awards this coming Sunday night, August 25, for a live performance of “Same Love”. Today, Billboard is debuting the video for her own song, “She Keeps Me Warm”, which formed the hook for “Same Love”. Watch the video here and watch her on the VMA’s this Sunday.
  • Seattle producers Blue Sky Black Death will release a 5-track collection entitled Glaciers in October. To tide us over until then, they’ve shared “II,” a collaboration with the R&B group Child Actor. It’s a spectacular blend of ethereal vocals and dazzling beats. [Stereogum]

  • Depeche Mode‘s new video for “Should Be Higher” features exciting live footage and shows off their high production value concerts. Watch Dave Gahan and company do their thing below. [Pitchfork]

  • John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees’ can now add “published photographer” to his resume. He has released Vinegar Mirror, a 225 page book consisting of pictures he took between 2010 and 2013, which you can purchase here. He will eventually shared 80 limited edition copies that will be signed by Dwyer and include an original print. [Pitchfork]
  • Psychedelic rock band MGMT stopped by NYC to perform on Late Show with David Letterman last night. It turned out to be a bit of a disaster. “Your Life Is A Lie” is a great track, but there was just way too much cowbell in this performance. See what I’m talking about below. [Stereogum]

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