Thursday Music News

courtesy of Pitchfork

  • Members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot will be released from jail soon under a new amnesty bill, which pardons mothers who have not committed violent crimes. Band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are currently in prison camps, while Yekaterina Samutsevich was released last year. [Pitchfork]

  • New York psychpop duo Phantogram have shared a new video from their sophomore release Voices. Watch the dramatic clip for the track “Black Out Days” below. [Stereogum]

  • Ever wonder what cinnamon and lesbians would taste like? (Wait, don’t answer that.) Thanks to Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, we can all find out when the band teams up with NYC’s Momofuku Milk Bar to debut a soft-serve treat named after the track “Cinnamon & Lesbians.” Both the ice cream and the next Malkmus album Wig Out At Jagbags will be out January 7th, and the band will stop by The Neptune on Saturday, April 12th. [NME]
  • The Roots’ ?uestlove made a guest appearance on Bravo’s TV cooking competition show Top Chef last night, judging a quickfire challenge on noneother than fried-chicken drumsticks (Get it? ‘Cause he’s a drummer!). [Spin]

  • On his Twitter account, Moby has been teasing the release of “the best music video ever made. Ever. In the history of ever. Ever.” -- and boy, he was not kidding. Watch the lyric video for the track “Almost Home,” featuring an all-star cast of critters from the Best Friends Animal Society adoption center in Los Angeles. [Consequence of Sound]

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