Thursday Music News

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  • Swedish pop group Miike Snow will return next year with their third full-length, wittily titled III. They’ve already shared the single “Heart Is Full,” their first new song in three years, and today, they share the Run the Jewels remix, which you can stream below. In an interview with FADER, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt said, “When we heard that RTJ were fans and down to get on this beat I was super excited… but cautiously so. I knew this was the type of beat that they could just eat for breakfast; but I was hoping that the whole thing wouldn’t come off sounding too retro. I was at [producer] Emile Haynie’s house when the email with the mix came through and so we stopped what we were doing to throw it up on the speakers. The moment Killer Mike launched into his verse, Emile and I couldn’t stop smiling; he had found that flow, the rhythm to his lines that was undeniable, the flow which was so huge as to transcend any trendiness in music and just be monolithically awesome. El-P continued riding that same vein – and it’s like a sledgehammer.” [Pitchfork]


  • If you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP earlier today, you may have heard DJ John Richards mention that Hooray For Earth has broken up, but frontman Noel Heroux has a new project, called Mass Gothic, and their debut full-length comes out on Sub Pop on February 5th. Check out their first single “Nice Night” below. The new group have announced a North American tour, including a February 12th stop at Columbia City Theatre with Mazed. [Under the Radar]

  • Since Stereolab went on “indefinite hiatus” in 2009, frontwoman Laetitia Sadier has kept busy with a solo career. Now, co-founder Tim Gane has re-emerged with a new project he’s calling Cavern of Anti-Matter. The trio also features Holger Zapf and Stereolab drummer Joe Dillworth, and their debut full-length, titled void beats / invocation trex, has guest appearances from Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, Mouse on Mars’ Jan St. Werner, and Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom. Stream the band’s first single “Melody in High Feedback Tones” below. void beats / invocation trex hits stores February 19th via Duophonic. [Under the Radar]

  • UK trip-hop master Tricky also returns with a new project he’s calling Skilled Mechanics. Their self-titled debut features collaborations from DJ Milo, Luke Harris, Oh Land, Ivy 艾菲, Ann Dao, and more. The album features two covers: one of Corey Taylor of Slipknot (!?!), and the other of the Porno for Pyros single “Porpoise Head,” which you can stream below. Skilled Mechanics hits stores on January 22nd on Tricky’s own False Idols imprint. [Pitchfork]

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