Wednesday Music News

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  • Sylvan Esso released their sophomore LP What Now in April and today the band has shared a video for the song “The Glow.” The song is a celebration of young love and the video directed by Elise Tyler follows the lives of various young couples in New York who end up at a Sylvan Esso concert. Sylvan Esso will be in Seattle for a two-night stint at the Neptune on Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th.  [ Spin ]

  • Twin Peaks, whose name is far more confusing now that the series Twin Peaks is back, have released a new single welcoming summer fittingly released on the official first day of summer (today). Amazon updated their Amazon Music Original Playlist Songs of Summer with 10 brand new tracks to help you welcome the season and Twin Peaks have contributed the track “Who’s It Gonna Be” which is a breezy song perfect for summer. The playlist also includes songs by EMA, Foxygen, Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, Temples, and more. Listen to it via Consequence of Sound.
  • Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit stopped by Stephen Colbert’s Late Show last night to perform their single “Hope The High Road” off of their recently-released album The Nashville Sound full of Springsteen-esque heartland rock.  Don’t miss Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, September 12th. [ Stereogum ]

  • Psych-pop weirdo Ariel Pink has shared a video for his recent single “Another Weekend” and has also announced his follow-up to 2014’s pom pom called Dedicated to Bobby Jameson which will be released September 15 via Mexican Summer. In the video Pink trades in his signature pink hair and skirts for dark hair and a cowboy getup and gets in a scuffle with a Mexican mariachi band. Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is quite literally dedicated to Bobby Jameson, a real-life Los Angeles musician who was long thought dead, but who resurfaced online in 2007 after a 35-year gap to write his autobiography and “tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades,” as a press release puts it. As Pink says in the press release: “His book and life resonated with me to such a degree that I felt a need to dedicate my latest record to him.” Jameson died in 2015. [ Under the Radar ]

  • Jeff Tweedy has been hanging out at Late Night with Seth Myers the past few nights in an effort to promote his upcoming solo album of acoustic versions of Wilco tracks as well as songs from his side projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog called Together At Last. On Monday he performed “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” originally off of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and last night he played “I’m Always in Love,” which originally appeared on the band’s 1999 album summerteethTogether At Last is out this Friday, June 23, via dBpm. [ Pitchfork ]

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