Tuesday Music News

photo by Morgen Schuler

  • Glasgow synthpop band Chvrches delivered a brilliant cover of Lorde’s newest hit “Team” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Lauren Mayberry’s bright vocals turn the song into a more blithe and airy version than the original. Below, you can watch their entire radio session. Jump to 3:44 for their “Team” cover. [CoS]

  • Lana Del Rey has announced a huge North American tour that will kick off next month. Luck for us Seattlites, this will land her at WaMu Theater on May 27, tickets go on sale Friday. This news follows the announcement that she is collaborating with Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach on her upcoming album Ultraviolence (expected out this May). Take a listen to her newest track, a haunting interpretation of the classic “Once Upon A Dream,” which will be featured in Disney’s highly-anticipated film Maleficent. [SPIN]

  • Last night, Warpaint dropped by Conan to promote their self-titled album that was released earlier this year. The LA rockers dazzled the audience with their breathy performance of the lead single “Love Is to Die.” Check it out. [Stereogum]

  • SBTRKT, aka Aaron Jerome, has released a six song series called Transitions . They will be released as three 12″s and downloads, that will each contain 2 tracks. The first installment Transitions I will drop on May 5 and Transitions II will follow on May 19. Listen to the Transitions III (out June 2) track “Highs and Lows” below and stream all six songs HERE. [Pitchfork]

  • Electronic artist Skrillex and Chance the Rapper have debuted their exuberant new song “Coast is Clear,” which will be included on Skrillex’s upcoming album Recess. The album features collaborations from Diplo, Niki & The Dove, and Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos and is available to stream on his very own app called “Alien Ride” today. Recess officially releases on March 18. [CoS]

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One Comment

  1. Ryan
    Posted March 20, 2014 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    I live in Seattle and this is the best piece of news I have got in a few months. A huge fan of Lana I await all her songs eagerly and am in for a double treat this time. Will surely be booking my tickets this Friday for sure.

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