Monday Music News

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  • Surprise! While you’re enjoying your Labor Day weekend, rock n’ roll rabblerouser Ryan Adams shared the full stream of his new self-titled 14th album — his first in three years. The album hits the streets September 9th via PaxAm Records in conjunction with Columbia, but you can listen to it now at NPR Music. Adams hits the Paramount Theatre on Monday, October 6th. [NPR Music]
  • Legendary San Diego post-punk outfit Drive Like Jehu called it quits in 1995, but reunited over the weekend for one night only at San Diego’s Balboa Park. No, it wasn’t for charity, and it’s reportedly not the beginning of more reunion shows: the band say they did it for the chance to perform with the giant Balboa Park organ. Watch footage from the reunion below: [Pitchfork]


  • KEXP fave Sharon Van Etten stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a beautiful late night TV performance of songs from Are We There. Watch her emotional rendition of “Tarifa” below, and stay on top of all the upcoming TV musical sessions with KEXP’s TV Eye. [Stereogum]

  • We’ve got more new music from Prince to share! As we mentioned last month, he’ll be releasing two new albums on September 29th: Plectrum Electrum with his band 3rd Eye Girl and Art Official Age as a solo release. Stream the track “U Know” from the former below: [Consequence of Sound]

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