Friday Music News

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  • English indie rockers The Horrors won’t officially release their new album Luminous until May 6, but today you can hear the entire thing thanks to this widget. It includes the two previously released tracks “So Now You Know” and “I See You” as well as eight fresh songs that definitely have the album living up to it’s name. [Pitchfork]

  • Earl Sweatshirt tweeted a random message this morning, which ended up leading to two new songs. “Nebraska” is an almost trippy freestyle that features rappers Mac Miller and Vince Staples. The second is a heavy, slow burn solo that’s simply titled “Songs From 2012 High 6AM Rambling At The 5th.” [Stereogum]

  • Last night Chvrches stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to perform their hit “Recover.” Sometimes electric music doesn’t make a smooth transition into live performance, but they do it flawlessly. The Scottish trio also offered a pretty technical, yet funny explanation to how they wrote the song. [Pitchfork]

  • Hard to believe that its been almost five years since the world lost Michael Jackson. His posthumous album XSCAPE is due out on May 27 and last night, at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, one of the tracks had it’s debut. “Love Never Felt So Good” was originally recorded in 1983 and according to a press release, “the contemporized recording is a magic combination of the new and the original production that retains the track‚Äôs analog, early 80s feel, while also sounding right at home with the disco-soul inflected music of today.” You can hear both Jackson’s original and a version that features Justin Timberlake, below. [CoS]

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