Friday Music News

  • With their documentary The Reflektor Tapes now in theaters, Canadian sextet Arcade Fire are re-releasing the 2013 album in question as a special deluxe version with six previously-unreleased tracks, five new and one remix. On October 16th, the six songs will be released on cassette tape, but ’til then, you can stream them online below: [Under the Radar]


  • Philly-based guitar slinger Kurt Vile stopped by Conan last night to perform two tracks off his newly-released album, b’lieve i’m goin down…. Watch him perform the single “Pretty Pimpin” and a web exclusive acoustic rendition of “Wild Imagination” below. Catch him Sunday, October 18th at The Showbox in Seattle, and LIVE on KEXP the next day on Monday, October 19th at 1:00 PM PT. [Consequence of Sound]

  • Over on another late night show, Big Grams (the collaboration between OutKast’s Big Boi and Phantogram) made their television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch them perform the track “Fell in the Sun” off their self-titled debut EP out today. And while you at it, check out the Big Grams video game, titled Supergrams, where you can choose your character as either Big Boi, Sarah Barthel, or Josh Carter! [Spin]

  • Just in time for Halloween, Oklahoma-based trio Other Lives release a creepy video for the track “Easy Way Out,” a stand-out from their acclaimed album Rituals. The band are heading to Europe in November to support Belle & Sebastian on tour. Watch the suspenseful clip below: [Stereogum]

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