Friday Music News

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  • As a part of Australian radio station Triple J’s “Like a Version” cover series, Arctic Monkeys took on Tame Impala‘s standout hit “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” This song has been covered and embellished by so many artists, including Kendrick Lamar for the Divergent soundtrack, but this version takes it in a simpler direction. Alex Turner offers a raw, acoustic interpretation of the track. Watch the video below. [Pitchfork]

  • Earlier this week, Eddie Vedder debuted a new solo track in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Amongst a slew of Pearl Jam hits and several covers, Vedder slipped the previously unheard song into his set, and although it doesn’t have an official name, fans have dubbed it “I Won’t Hold On.” You can hear the song via Stereogum and download it HERE. [Stereogum]
  • Jaime Meline, better known as El-P, will drop a new 12″ of remixes in June, and today he’s shared one of the songs. The Brooklyn based producer managed to turn Warpaint‘s “Keep It Healthy” into a brazen dance track, while still retaining its soothing harmonies. It’s a bit odd, and yet it works. [CoS]

  • With the release of the posthumous album XSCAPE approaching quickly (May 13), Michael Jackson‘s estate has shared another new song called “Do You Know Where Your Children Are.” Jackson’s vocal performance is perfect and the added synths put it right on trend. Not one to shy away from controversy, his song references sexual abuse, which was quiet the hot-button issue that followed Jackson most of his adult life. Listen to the track on now. [SPIN]
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