Monday Music News

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  • We’ve got a new Shabazz Palaces track to share today, with, quite possibly, one of the best song titles ever: “#CAKE.” The sophomore release from the spacey Seattle duo is titled Lese Majesty, out 7/29 on Sub Pop. They’ll be LIVE on KEXP on Monday, August 4th at 3:00 PM PT. [Stereogum]


  • Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) also has a new track to share today: the song “Dangerous Days” will appear on her upcoming release, Taiga, out October 7th on Mute. The album was written just over on Vashon Island, WA, and in a press release, Danilova says, “For me, it feels like my true debut, because it is the first time I have felt so open and liberated.” [Pitchfork]

  • ’80s alt-icons Echo & the Bunnymen tackle the legendary Velvet Underground in this cover of “I’m Waiting for the Man” for UK publication NME. We’re waiting for them to make it back to Seattle, playing Wednesday, August 6th at The Showbox. [Consequence of Sound]

  • Hip-hop power-pairing Run the Jewels (aka El-P and Killer Mike) have announced a new batch of North American tour dates, including an August 9th stop at The Showbox. They’re currently finishing up their sophomore release, and plan to share the first single as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series on September 15th. [Pitchfork]
  • If you’ve ever wanted to hear a Disney song sung by Eddie Vedder, check out this fan-shot footage of Pearl Jam live from Milan, Italy, where the local legends slipped a snippet of the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” from Frozen into a performance of the track “Daughter.” I’ve heard this happens when you’re a parent. [Spin]

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