Wednesday Music News

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  • On the one month anniversary of the death of guitarist Dave Rosser of The Afghan Whigs, the band is paying tribute by releasing a cover of Pleasure Club’s “You Want Love,” one of Rosser’s favorite songs. “Pleasure Club was a legendary New Orleans band and Dave Rosser and I had spoken for years about performing this song. In light of his passing we decided to record it in his honor,” said Whigs frontman Greg Dulli. Pleasure Club’s original singer and songwriter, James Hall, returned to lend his voice to the tribute cover. The Afghan Whigs will play the Showbox on Wednesday, October 18 with Har Mar Superstar. [ Consequence of Sound ]
  • Annie Clark of St. Vincent has landed a new gig as one of the faces of Tiffany & Co. Along with Janelle Monáe, Zoë Kravitz, Elle Fanning, model Cameron Russell, and Bolshoi Ballet dancer David Hallberg, she’ll be featured in the fall 2017 campaign “There’s Only One.” The campaign is highlighting artists in their respective fields,  “These portraits epitomize individuality, embracing the natural beauty and unique style of each talent,” Tiffany & Co. chief artist officer Reed Krakoff said in a statement. [ Pitchfork ]

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  • Same Beam’s indie folk alias Iron & Wine has shared a video for the second single off their upcoming 8th album Beast Epic, “Thomas County Law.” Directed by J. August Wilson, the black & white clip stars Beam as a country preacher getting ready for a funeral service in barn church. Beast Epic is out August 25 via Sub Pop. Iron & Wine will be in Seattle on Wednesday, October 18 (you’ll need to choose between him and Afghan Whigs!) at The Moore Theatre. [ Consequence of Sound ]
  • Hamilton Leithauser has contributed a track to the benefit compilation Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia. His choice was a cover of “The Song With No Name,” originally recorded by Irish folk-punk group Shane MacGowan And The Popes. “With so many real problems in the world, it is disheartening that the President of the United States continues to preach base xenophobia, dim-witted anger, and hate,” said Leithauser. “His signature accomplishment thus far is the amplification of irrational fear and prejudice.” Catch Hamilton Leithauser on Wednesday, November 15 at the Neptune Theatre. [ Stereogum ]
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