Thursday Music News

photo by Krystopher G. Beiro

  • Garage-rock duo The Black Keys announced their world tour this morning, including a November 1st stop at Key Arena with Jake Bugg. Their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, comes out May 13th on Nonesuch. You can watch the bizarre “press conference”-style announce video below. [Pitchfork]


  • Ordinarily, I’m not a huge fan of the fan shot video, but Wye Oak‘s cover of the Kate Bush classic “Running Up That Hill” is so perfectly executed, you can forgive the chatter in the background and the portrait-held camera. Watch them nail the track at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club below, and fingers crossed for a reprise at their July 15th show at Neumos. [Under the Radar]

  • The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser has shared the b-side to his single “Alexandra,” the first song shared off his solo debut, Black Hours, out June 3 via Ribbon Music. Stream the track “In The Shallows” below, and don’t miss his Friday, June 6th in-studio session on KEXP, live from The Cutting Room Studios in NYC. [Stereogum]

  • The ethereal, looped music of Julianna Barwick is enough to get you drunk on its beauty, but now you can literally get drunk with the Brooklyn songstress! In a collaboration with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, she’ll be releasing the Rosabi EP, out 6/3/14, on Dead Oceans. Only 1,000 physical copies of the album will be pressed, and each comes with a six-pack of her signature IPA beer. We’re not sure what this will mean for her underage fans, but they can drink in the single “Meet You at Midnight” below: [Under the Radar]

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