Wednesday Music News

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  • Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis has cut his acting chops on IFC’s Portlandia, and he’s joined by the show’s co-creator Fred Armisen in his video for the track “Every Morning.” (Keep an eye out for a cameo from James Mercer of The Shins!) J will be LIVE on KEXP from NYC this Friday, August 29th at 9:00 AM PST. [Spin]


  • Claire Elise Boucher, better known as Grimes, has shared a new video today, too, for her track “Go,” which she says was originally written for Rihanna. Check out the clip below, directed by Grimes and her brother, Mac. [Pitchfork]

  • Mark Lanegan has been unstoppable lately. Not only will he release the full-length Phantom Radio on October 20th via Heavenly Recordings, but he’s also just released an EP titled No Bells On Sunday. Check out the track “Floor To The Ocean” below, and don’t miss Lanegan’s KEXP session, which you can watch on the KEXP Blog here. [Stereogum]

  • Scottish rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have promised a new album, Unraveling, out October 6th on Fat Cat Records. Stream the intricate single “I Keep it Composed” below. [Under the Radar]

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