Wednesday Music News

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  • Supergroup The New Pornographers share a video for the track “Dancehall Domine,” a track from their new release Brill Bruisers, out now on Matador Records. Director Scott Cudmore explains, “Sometimes I like watching the b-roll or behind the scenes or outtakes on DVDs and blu-rays…’Dancehall Domine’ is meant to feel like a whole bunch of those clips sort of strung together as if they’re taken from some fucked up Italian or French musical maybe. Or a bunch of fragments from films like that-thrillers, bad romances, in one case we’re clearly referencing Clouzot’s famous L’enfer tests. We even have the man himself in there!” Check out the video below, and watch Live Streaming Video of the band performing LIVE on KEXP this Monday, October 6th at 1:00 PM PST! [Consequence of Sound]

  • Domino Records has announced they’ll be releasing an elaborate box set in tribute to Aussie jangle-pop legends The Go-Betweens. Due out in January 2015, the collection, titled G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One, will include the band’s first four albums, a 112-page book of liner notes, and if you’re one of the first 600 people to order the set, frontman Robert Forster will randomly send you a book from his late bandmate Grant McLennan’s personal library. WOW. Pre-sales are going on now. [Stereogum]
  • TV on the Radio premiere the video for the track “Happy Idiot” today, and as frontman Tunde Adebimpe describes it himself, it’s a “full on geek fest in the desert.” Paul Reubens, best known as Pee-Wee Herman, stars as “Racer Steven,” a driver trying to get back on the track. In a press release, Adebimpe explains, “I had this idea for the video that I thought would never happen, of Paul Reubens as a race car driver who slowly loses his mind… I got to speak with him over the phone about doing it and, in between being blindingly nervous that I was actually talking to an actor who had shaped a LOT of my world view and trying not to freak him out by saying so, he mentioned that he’s been a fan of the band for awhile.” Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan also stars in the video. Geek fest, indeed! [Under the Radar]

  • Considering The Smiths broke up in 1987, it’s hard to believe guitarist Johnny Marr is just now releasing only his second solo album. (Although to be fair, he has kept awfully busy helping out The Cribs, Modest Mouse, The The, and fronting his own band, The Healers…) Today, you can check out a stream of that sophomore release, Playland, via Spotify. The album hits stores on October 7th on Warner Music Group, and KEXP is excited to present his show Monday, December 8th at Neumos. [Stereogum]

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