Wednesday Music News

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  • Baltimore synthpop trio Future Islands have an undeniable ’80s influence, so who better than Vince Clarke, frontman of Erasure and former member of Depeche Mode, to remix them? Clarke takes the track “Doves” from the band’s most recent release, Singles, and transforms it into a smooth dance-club sensation worthy of an asymmetrical hair-do. Check it out below: [Spin]

  • The Pulp documentary, A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, is coming to Seattle! A slew of North American tour dates were announced this morning. Frontman Jarvis Cocker and film director Florian Habicht will be in attendance at tonight’s Los Angeles screening, and then on Thursday, Cocker will judge a Pulp karaoke contest at the Brooklyn screening. Sadly, Seattleites won’t get a chance to bust out “Common People” for Cocker, but we will get to see the movie on November 19th at the Grand Illusion Theatre. [Pitchfork]
  • We can’t stop raving about Florida band Merchandise. Their upcoming album, After the End, comes out August 26th via 4AD, and everything we’ve heard from it so far has been stellar, including this new track, “Green Lady.” They’ll be LIVE on KEXP on Monday, October 6th at 11:00 AM PT, and playing Sunday, October 5th at The Crocodile in Seattle. [Stereogum]

  • If you missed the SIFF screening of God Help the Girl, the film directorial debut of Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch, you’ll be excited to know it’s getting a US release on September 5th. Watch the film’s star, Emily Browning, in this new music video, featuring movie clips, below: [Under the Radar]

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