Wednesday Music News

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  • With the success of the recent Slowdive reunion and news that guitarist Andy Bell had been freed from his Beady Eye obligations, it’s no wonder shoegaze band Ride have announced they’ll be reuniting. Starting in May 2015, the band have scheduled some shows in Europe, including the Primavera Sound Festival and a headlining spot for London’s Field Day festival. One U.S. show has been announced, for June 4th at New York’s Terminal 5. [Spin]

  • After this summer’s blazing performance at Concerts at the Mural, we’ve been waiting for new music from New York noisemakers A Place to Bury Strangers. Today, we get a sneak peek at their fourth album Transfixation, slated for an early 2015 release. Stream the track below. [Stereogum]

  • Last night, Brooklyn band Real Estate took the stage at Los Angeles’ Belasco Theater and covered the Weezer track “No Other One.” Noneother than Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo joined them on stage for their take on the Pinkerton track. Watch this collaboration of bespectacled boys below: [Under the Radar]

  • Today, singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler shares the digital release, Before July, a collection of demos and unreleased songs from her most recent album, July. One of those tracks is her beautiful cover of the Elliott Smith song “Pitseleh,” which she performed at a Brooklyn tribute show for Smith last year. [Pitchfork]

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