Wednesday Music News

The Jesus and Mary Chain

photo by Brittany Brassell (view set)

  • If you missed The Jesus and Mary Chain on their recent stop at The Showbox, you can at least pick up the new live album they’ve just announced: Live at Barrowlands. Originally released for Record Store Day, the 2008 Scottish show celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut, Psychocandy, and will be reissued as a deluxe LP/CD or 10-inch vinyl on July 31st via Demon. [Consequence of Sound]

  • If you’ve ever wanted to see Damon Albarn dressed as an ice cream cone, today is your lucky day. UK pop kings Blur have shared a new animated video for the track “Ong Ong,” inspired by classic ’80s video games. Stick it out through the end credits; it’s very cute. Find the single on their latest full-length, The Magic Whip, out now via Warner Bros. [Under the Radar]

  • Milwaukee trio Jaill return with a new album of psych-pop fun titled Brain Cream, and today they share the gleeful single “Getaway.” Check it out below. Brain Cream hits stores June 30th via Burger Records. [Stereogum]

  • Wearing a fantastic Bill Murray t-shirt, Australian artist Courtney Barnett stopped by Conan last night for a fantastic performance of “Dead Fox.” Watch below, and watch her most recent KEXP session on the KEXP Blog here. Find the original version of the track on her most recent full-length Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, and keep track of all the late-night musical TV highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye. [Pitchfork]

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