Monday Music News

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  • In the classiest move ever, Brooklyn-based queer punk band PWR BTTM played a show in Orlando this past weekend, a mere week after the tragic shootings at gay club Pulse. Proceeds were donated to the GoFundMe Pulse Tragedy Community Fund. And Liv Bruce performed a beautiful solo version of the classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in tribute to the 49 people killed and 53 more injured. Watch below: [Stereogum]

  • Those wacky Icelanders are at it again: this morning, Sigur Rós shared a mysterious looped video with the words “sigurrosrouteone begins 21.00 GMT” over trembly landscape footage. (That’s 2:00 PM Pacific Time.) Our first hunch is that it’s a tour announce (“routeone”? travel?), but they’ve already got a Seattle show booked for Tuesday, September 20th at The Paramount. Let’s all wait and see! [Pitchfork]

  • You’ve probably been hearing tracks on KEXP from pop-punk princess Lisa Prank (real name: Robin Edwards), and today you can stream the whole album before its June 24th release, via Bandcamp! The album was engineered and mixed by Eric Randull of Tacocat at “the enchanted Seattle punk mansion, Spruce Haus,” as she states on her Bandcamp. Listen online here, and catch her FREE, All Ages album release show this Saturday, June 25th at Everyday Music. [Stereogum]
  • Last month, alt-rock veterans Dinosaur Jr. announced their eleventh full-length Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, out August 5th via Jagjaguwar. Today, they share a glimpse of the release with a video for the track “Tiny,” starring frontman J Mascis skateboarding with his dog. Director Laurie Collyer explains, “I got to know J Mascis in 2012 when we hired him to compose the score for my film, Sunlight Jr., a love story set among the ruins of the American dream starring Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts. J is nothing short of a creative genius. In the years since our work on this film, I got to know J as a friend. And what I learned is that, aside from music, J Mascis has other passions. Bulldogs and skateboarding among them. When a friend of mine told me there was such a thing as skateboarding bulldogs, I took it from there and came up with the idea for ‘Tiny.'” Enjoy below. Dinosaur Jr. return to Seattle Saturday, October 1st at The Showbox. [Under the Radar]

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