Monday Music News

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  • Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film Singles introduced the world to fictional supergroup Citizen Dick, but sadly omitted the band’s classic single “Touch Me I’m Dick” from the double-platinum soundtrack. On Record Store Day, Saturday, April 18th, you can finally, well, “touch it” as the band will be releasing the track on a limited-edition 7″ single. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament back Cliff Poncier (aka actor Matt Dillon) on the Mudhoney parody. As Cliff says himself (and as is etched into the b-side): “I think a lot of people might think it’s actually about, you know, ‘My name is Dick, and, you know, you can touch me,’ but, I think, you know, it can be seen either way.” [Consequence of Sound]


  • NPR Music are offering a full-stream of the upcoming release from The Mountain Goats. Check out their pro-wrestling concept album, titled Beat the Champ, here. It is a release frontman John Darnielle described himself as “a heartbreaking and heartreviving album about imperfect people described perfectly, with melodies that will stay with you for days.” Beat the Champ will be out on April 7th via Merge Records, and the band will play Friday, May 29th at The Showbox. [Spin]
  • Electropop duo Tanlines share another track from their forthcoming sophomore release Highlights. Stream the track “Invisible Ways” below. In a press release, the Brooklyn twosome say the new release will feature “sounds of 90’s New York hip-hop drums” and “lots and lots of guitars,” and they weren’t kidding! Highlights hits stores on May 19th via Matador Records. [Consequence of Sound]

  • New York psych-rockers A Place To Bury Strangers share a clip for the track “What We Don’t See,” a highlight from their fourth and latest release Transfixation. Director Jimmy Fusil captures the intensity of the band’s music on various objects. Watch and feel the vibration yourself below: [Stereogum]

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