Thursday Music News

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  • Chaz Bundick is an endless whirlwind of creativity, whether recording as Toro Y Moi or as PLUM, Les Sins, or Sides of Chaz. Now he’s got another project to add to the list: a collaboration with sibling duo The Mattson 2. The LP is titled (wait for it) Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2, and it hits the streets March 31st via Company Records. Check out the first single “Star Stuff” below. Bundick returns to Seattle as Toro Y Moi next week, Monday, November 7th, at The Neptune. [Pitchfork]


  • Does it count as a cover if it’s your own band? The duo Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam take on the song “If Only It Were True” by The Walkmen, Leithauser’s other band, from their 2008 album, You & Me. The switch being, that’s Rostam on lead vocal! Listen below. The two have just released their collaborative debut, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, via Glassnote Records, and KEXP presents the guys on Saturday, January 21st at the Tractor Tavern. [Stereogum]

  • ANOHNI — the artist formerly known as Antony Hegarty — shares a new video from her debut HOPELESSNESS, which came out earlier this year on Secretly Canadian. Director Alex Carver sets the scene for the title track: “Medieval barbarism and fascistic architecture haunt the fever dream of an anonymous corporate woman. Within the dream, distant past and distant futures are irrationally fused in a bizarre, iconic vision of martyrdom where animals are citizens and people are drones.” ANOHNI continues, “I am a human, a warm-blooded creature. I love the kaleidoscopic faces of life on earth. Yet my species is aggressively destroying biodiversity and poisoning the biosphere. It is hard to accept myself. I feel like I am behaving like a virus. I keep lying to myself in order to continue forward.” Watch below. [Under the Radar]

  • Last year, a bunch of artists got together to pay tribute to Emmylou Harris, including Iron & Wine, Steve Earle, Mavis Staples, and Conor Oberst. You can watch Mr. Oberst perform the track “The Pearl” below, alongside Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin. The entire concert is being released on November 11th as The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration, via Rounder Records. [Pitchfork]

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