Friday Music News

photo by Bebe Labree Besch (view set)

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley

  • First Aid Kit recently contributed to Australian radio station triple j‘s cover series “Like A Version.” The Swedish sisters selected Jack White’s “Love Interruption” and it is flawless. How do they make it look so easy? [Pitchfork]

  • Seeing as how the name Diarrhea Planet sounds like it could be an animated show on the Adult Swim TV channel, it’s no surprise the band has contributed a track to their annual summer series. Check out the non-album track “Spooners” below, and tune in on Wednesday, August 6th when the band is LIVE on KEXP. [Stereogum]

  • Yesterday we reported that Jenny Lewis was releasing a wine to go with her new album. Not to be outdone, today, The New Pornographers have shared they’ll be releasing their own coffee to accompany their upcoming album, Brill Bruisers, out August 26th via Matador Records. The “Brill Brew” will be a collaboration with Chicago-based brewer Intelligentsia Coffee, who describe the blend as “cheerful and sweet,” containing flavors of “mango, nectarine, and green apple shine.” [Consequence of Sound]
  • When Ryan Adams “doesn’t feel great or feels out of place,” his brand of music medicine is the Grateful Dead. Adams teamed up with MyMusicRx, an organization that brings music to children hospitalized with cancer, and performed a sweet rendition of the Dead’s “Warf Rat.” [Stereogum]

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