Wednesday Music News

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  • Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to discuss her new memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. Watch their chat below. In an extra backstage clip, Brownstein also talked about her “love” of traditional English folk ballads, like the song “The Hunter and His Pallid Bride” which she performs in the bonus video below. Brownstein stops by Seattle to discuss her new book on Friday, November 6th at the Neptune Theatre. [Pitchfork]



  • In an act of continental love, Australian artists Courtney Barnett and Paul Kelly have teamed up to cover a song by fellow Aussie Archie Roach, an indigenous singer/songwriter whose beloved debut, Charcoal Lane, came out in 1990. Warner Music Australia is reissuing the album for its 25th anniversary, with a bonus disc of covers, including Courtney and Paul’s take on the title track, which you can stream below. The anniversary edition of Charcoal Lane hits stores November 6th. [Stereogum]

  • Canadian electrocutie Grimes shares a video combining two of her new tracks: watch the clip for “Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream” below. The fiercely independent artist wrote, directed, edited, colored, and art-directed the video herself, with her brother, Mac Boucher, serving as cinematographer and creative consultant. Both songs will appear on her forthcoming full-length Art Angels, out November 6th via 4AD (with a physical version coming December 11th). Grimes performs tonight (!!!) in Seattle at The Showbox. [Under the Radar]

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O covers ’80s new wave hit “Obsession” by the group Animation, which you can stream below. She stays true to the song’s synthpop origins, but adds her own eerie take with a haunting vocal track. Her version appears in the opening credits of the TV show Flesh and Bone, which airs on Starz. [Consequence of Sound]

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