Thursday Music News

photo courtesy of Pitchfork

  • When someone invites you into a van, you should probably run, but if that someone is actor Rainn Wilson, and you happen to be the 6’4″ Win Butler of Arcade Fire, you’re probably okay. Join them in the backseat for this fun chat in the latest episode of Wilson’s Metaphysical Milkshake web series. [Pitchfork]


  • It’s January 2nd -- time to set our sights on Valentine’s Day, and online teen-girl bible ROOKIE is doing just that by asking Britt Daniel of Spoon and Divine Fits to cover the 1962 Shelley Fabares single “Love Letters.” Stream it below, and visit ROOKIE to read more about Daniels’ own teen dating years. [Stereogum]

  • Silversun Pickups are celebrating their 10-year anniversary with the 11-song retrospective collection The Singles Collection, in stores on February 25th. Well, one of those eleven tracks happens to be a new one! Stream the single “Cannibal” below: [Consequence of Sound]

  • 2014 is off to a great start for Del the Funky Homosapien, who just released a surprise new full-length, titled Iller Than Most, that you can stream below. As he writes on his Soundcloud page, “This is a new FREE LP that is futuristic and fun- but still on some Hiphop shit. Lyrically ill but fun to listen to, nothing super heavy. I did the production on it as well. Hope yall enjoy it, peace.” [Consequence of Sound]

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