Wednesday Music News

  • Are you going hungry… for Seattle grunge nostalgia? Supergroup Temple of the Dog (comprised of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and drummer Matt Cameron of both bands) are reuniting for the 25th anniversary of their self-titled (and only) LP. They’ll be reissuing that album with various outtakes and demo versions newly remixed by Brendan O’Brien, and then going on a five-date tour. Via a press release, Cornell explained, “We wanted to do the one thing we never got to do… play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago.” Hometown show is November 20th at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29th at 12:00 PM. Get pumped by revisiting their massive hit “Hunger Strike,” with a video filmed in Seattle’s Discovery Park. [Under the Radar]


  • Legendary hip hop trio De La Soul return later this summer with their ninth album, and the Anonymous Nobody…, and today they’ve revealed more details. The LP will feature guest appearances as diverse as: David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Little Dragon, Estelle, Pete Rock, 2 Chainz, Jill Scott, and more. and the Anonymous Nobody… hits stores on August 26th. And, on a completely unrelated note (cough), be sure you’re listening to Street Sounds on KEXP this Sunday at 6:00 PM PT. (Cough.) [Pitchfork]

  • Earlier this week, DJ Cheryl Waters presented the worldwide radio debut of “End of the Week,” a new track from Tampa trio Merchandise. Today, we’ve got a video, which is literally smoke and mirrors. Literally. “End of the Week” will appear on their next album A Corpse Wired For Sound, out September 23rd via 4AD. (Frontman Carson Cox notes the LP title was inspired by a science fiction short story by JG Ballard.) Watch below, and then watch in person when the band plays Thursday, December 1st at Barboza. [Under the Radar]

  • Nice as Fuck — the sweetie-pie supergroup of Jenny Lewis, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster, and The Like’s Tennessee Thomas — made their late-night television debut last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch them perform the tracks “Door” and “Guns” off their self-titled debut album. The ladies all wearing matching Patty Hearst-inspired outfits with backing dancers wearing t-shirts reading “Give a Damn.” Pretty nice. [Under the Radar]

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