Friday Music News

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  • Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard announced in December that he was covering Teenage Fanclub‘s 1991 album Bandwagonesque in its entirety. Today, he released his version of “The Concept.” Gibbard explained why he was covering that particular album: “Bandwagonesque is my favorite record by my favorite band of all time. It came along at a pivotal time in my musical life and I’ve loved it for over 25 years. It’s been such a blast taking these songs apart to see how they work and then putting them back together again.” The album is out July 28 as a part of Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious monthly vinyl subscription series. It will also be available digitally via Canvasback Music. [ Pitchfork ]

  • Frankie Rose, previous member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls and Beverly, has a new single and video out today called “Red Museum.” The single will be on her forthcoming album Cage Tropical, out August 11 on Slumberland/Grey Market. According to Rose, “‘Red Museum’ is a love song. It is a portrait of the kind of fearful thoughts that can run through a person’s head upon the possibility of caring for another person.” Rose will play Barboza on Friday, September 29 with Splashh. [ Spin ]

  • Today marks the 20th anniversary of The White Stripes‘ very first performance, which took place during The Gold Dollar Detroit’s open-mic night on July 14th, 1997. In honor of that historic performance, Third Man Records has released a recording of the performance to streaming platforms. The White Stripes’ The First Show: Live on Bastille Day was previously released as a limited-edition 7-inch exclusive to subscribers of Third Man’s Vault subscription series and includes performances of “St. James Infirmary”, “Jimmy The Exploder”, and “Love Potion #9”. [ Consequence of Sound ]

  • Swedish dream pop duo The Radio Dept released their first album in six years Running Out Of Love last year. One of the album’s tracks was “Teach Me To Forget” which has been remixed and revised twice on their new EP Teach Me To Forget. The EP also features two new songs, “Just So” and “You’re Not In Love” and remixes of “We Got Game” and “Swedish Guns” off of Running Out Of Love. [ Stereogum ]

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