Monday Music News

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  • Thank you to everyone who came out Saturday night for a sold out sixth annual SMooCH: Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital. Those in attendance were treated to new music from headliner Father John Misty, who told the audience, the follow-up to last year’s I Love You, Honeybear is done. Songs premiered for the first time live included “Pure Comedy,” “When the God of Love,” and “Two Wildly Different,” as well as the previously shared tracks “Holy Hell” and “Leaving LA.” He also performed “Trump’s Private Pilot,” a cover of the Tim Heidecker song written for the 30 Days, 30 Songs campaign. Check out the playlist, posted by a Reddit user, below, as well as a couple of fan-shot videos from the evening. [Under the Radar]


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  • Speaking of Mr. John Misty, his old band Fleet Foxes are heading out on a world tour next year, with dates in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Frontman Robin Pecknold confirmed on social media that the new album is “alllllmost done,” and revealed via Instagram, its working title is “Crack-Up.” Check out his comment below for dates. [Spin]


  • Alynda Segarra — aka Hurray for the Riff Raff — has announced a new album, The Navigator, out March 10th via ATO. Check out the first single “Rican Beach” below, which Segarra tells Pitchfork, “is dedicated to the water protectors of Standing Rock — thank you for your bravery and giving us hope. Also, to the people people of Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, who are demanding an end to the AES dumping of coal ash which leads to water contamination — we are with you.” [Pitchfork]

  • And out of Minnesota, Atmosphere share a clip for the track “A Long Hello” off their latest, Fishing Blues. Directors Dan Monick and Vanessa Smith capture rapper Slug walking down the beach with a cardboard cut-out of his producer Ant. Watch below. I kept expecting him to use the cutout as a surf board, but spoiler alert, um, no. Fishing Blues is out now on Rhymesayers. [Stereogum]

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