Wednesday Music News

photo by Anton Corbijn

photo by Anton Corbijn

  • In what seems like the longest album rollout of 2017, Arcade Fire have revealed some more information about their forthcoming album Everything Now. We now know the full tracklist via a video that shows the new album cover with scrolling words revealing each song, as well as a list on the pre-order page for the album. We also know that the third single will be “Signs of Life” and that it will be released on June 30. Everything Now is out July 28 via Columbia and Arcade Fire will play the Key Arena on Sunday, October 15. [ Pitchfork ]


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  • Deerhoof is the current artist in residence at Joyful Noise Recordings, which means they’re releasing five new LPs over the course of the year. Today they announced the full-length Mountain Moves and shared its first single, “I Will Spite Survive” featuring Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak. The LP will also feature guests like Awkwafina, Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, Xenia Rubinos, and Juana Molina and will include covers of songs by Bob Marley, Violeta Parra, and the Staple Singers. The press release describes the album in this way: “If Mountain Moves were a movie, it would be a double feature, Journey to the Center of the Deerhoof and Escape from Planet Deerhoof, shown side-by-side simultaneously. The record epitomizes the band at its very best, exploring new realms between the poles of independence and invention. It also serves as a welcoming point of entry for new listeners outside Deerhoof’s traditional orbit, an opportunity to bring even more voices into the communal conversation.” Mountain Moves is out September 8. [ Under the Radar ]

  • English rock band the Horrors have announced their fifth album and follow-up to 2014’s Luminous, titled simply V. Produced by Paul Epworth, who has worked with everyone from Bloc Party and the Futureheads to Adele and Bruno Mars, the new album will be out September 22 via Wolftone/Caroline International and will include the previously shared single “Machine.” The Horrors have a European tour announced, but no word on whether they’ll make their way to the states. [ Stereogum ]

  • The xx have canceled their highly anticipated Icelandic festival Night + Day due to ecological reasons. It turns out that Skógafoss, the planned site of the festival, was recently added to the Environment Agency of Iceland’s list of endangered areas and another comparable location wasn’t found in time. All ticket holders will be issued full refunds. If you’re still dying to go to Iceland, we highly recommend Iceland Airwaves, happening November 1-5 in Reykjavik and featuring Fleet Foxes, Benjamin Clementine, and Torres, as well as a seemingly infinite amount of Icelandic artists. [ Consequence of Sound ]
  • Washed Out has a new visual album coming out called Mister Mellow. We’ve already heard singles “Get Lost” and “Hard To Say Goodbye” but it seems as though there might be another component to the album that includes Saturday Night Live‘s Kyle Mooney. Ernest Greene shared a trailer for something called The Mister Mellow Show starring himself and Mooney, as well as a link to mistermellow.tv which at this time only has “coming soon” circling the page. Time will tell what exactly this project turns out to be but we do know that Mister Mellow (the album) will be released this Friday on Stones Throw and that Washed Out will be at the Showbox on Saturday, August 19. [ Spin ]

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