Thursday Music News

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  • Luminescent electronic lady Julianna Barwick shares her new album, Will, next Friday, May 6th via Dead Oceans, but you can stream it now in its entirety via NPR Music. The latest from this Brooklyn-based songstress features guest appearances from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos, and percussionist Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly). Via a press release, Barwick says, “While making this record, there were moments of isolation and dark currents. I like exploring that, and I love when I come across songs that sound scary or ominous. I’ve always been curious about what goes into making a song that way.” Explore the currents with Barwick on Tuesday, May 10th at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center. [Under the Radar]


  • Roots rocker Sturgill Simpson continues pounding the pavement in support of his latest A Sailor’s Guide To Earth. Last night, he stopped by Conan to perform the ballad “Oh Sarah” — watch below, and keep track of all these late night TV highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. A Sailor’s Guide To Earth is out now on Atlantic Records. [Stereogum]

  • Ready to feel old? It’s been ten years since vocalist CeeLo Green and producer Danger Mouse combined forces as Gnarls Barkley, dominating the airwaves with their hit single “Crazy.” The duo has been dormant since 2008’s The Odd Couple as Green has broken dreams as judge on the NBC show The Voice, and Mouse teamed up with another dude for Broken Bells. But, today, Danger Mouse reaches into the vaults for a rejected remix he did of their 2006 hit. Listen below. [Pitchfork]

  • Former Archers of Loaf and Crooked Fingers frontman Eric Bachmann just released a self-titled solo album on Merge Records, and today the North Carolina-based singer/songwriter shares a video for the single “Mercy.” The band perform the doo-wop-inspired single in-studio as a vicious game of Hungry Hungry Hippos goes down. Watch below. [Stereogum]

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