Thursday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

  • With two sharp shooters like this, it’s sure to be a great chat: Northwest noodler Stephen Malkmus sat down for a chat on Marc Maron‘s celebrated WTF podcast. The conversation covers Portland, Pavement, parenting, and Poe (as in, Edgar Allen). You can download the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes. [Spin]
  • In the video for their single “Fever,” The Black Keys spoof TV evangelists with frontman Dan Auerbach in the role of a sweaty preacher man. Watch the clip below, and stay tuned for their eighth full-length album, Turn Blue, out May 13th from Nonesuch. [Under the Radar]


  • UK dance duo Basement Jaxx have announced their first new album in five years will be out just in time for summer. Hear the first single below from this as-yet-untitled and long-overdue release. [Stereogum]

  • Super-duo The Both (that’s Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) made their television debut last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch them perform the track “Milwaukee” below, and tune in Monday, May 12th when The Both are LIVE on KEXP from The Cutting Room Studios in New York City. [Consequence of Sound]

  • And then later last night on NBC, Parquet Courts were the musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Watch them perform the track “Black and White” from their forthcoming release, Sunbathing Animal, out June 3rd on What’s Your Rupture/Mom+Pop. The boys will be back in town, playing Monday, July 7th at the Vera Project. [Pitchfork]

  • And, finally, in sad news, country artist Wayne Hancock was in a serious motorcycle accident last weekend, resulting in a collapsed lung and a fractured elbow. All tour dates have been postponed. If you’d like to donate to help his hospital funds, or just drop him a get-well card, visit his label, Bloodshot Records, for more information. [Bloodshot]
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