Friday Music News

photo via SPIN

  • The first official Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, will have a theatrical run before its premiere on HBO. According to Billboard, the film will debut in Los Angeles, New York, and our very own Seattle on April 24. Rumor has it that the theatrical release will put this highly anticipated documentary up for Oscar contention. Montage of Heck hits HBO on May 4 and a DVD release is planned for November. Check out the trailer below. [SPIN]


  • Modest Mouse have shared their music video for Strangers to Ourselves track “Lampshades on Fire.” The video features the band performing at a ridiculously insane party hosted by Orange is the New Black actress Natasha Lyonne. [Pitchfork]

  • Last night, Purity Ring stopped by Conan to promote their recently release album Another Eternity. Megan James looked stunning as she delivered an ethereal performance surrounded by glowing crystals. [CoS]

  • As always, there’s lots going on during SXSW. NPR Music has been capturing what they can amid the chaos, including this gorgeous field recording The Mynabirds‘ Laura Burhenn performing a new song from her forthcoming album:

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