Wednesday Music News

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  • Chelsea Wolfe is releasing a new album called Hiss Spun on September 22 via Sargent House. In collaboration with Converge’s Kurt Ballou and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen, she’s delving deeper into metal influences on the new album. She’s previously shared “16 Psyche” and “Vex” and today she’s premiered “Offering.” In a surprising interview with women’s magazine Cosmopolitan she said the new song, “is written from the perspective of the Salton Sea in southern California. I’ve always been intrigued by this place…It really leaves this kind of physical impression on you, but it’s still really beautiful. It’s this strange resort anomaly to see in the middle of the desert. I wrote this song imagining the Salton Sea as this female character, and writing from her perspective.” Wolfe will play the Showbox on Monday, October 30. [ Noisey ]

  • British musician Archy Marshall is consistently busy releasing projects under a variety of names but the one he’s best known and loved for is King Krule and today Marshall has returned to the project to release “Czech One.” The mellow, jazzy number will be the A-side of a limited edition 7-inch due to be released September 13 via True Panther/XL. No word on whether a full-length follow-up to 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath The Moon will be forthcoming. Along with the new single, Marshall has announced upcoming tour dates which include a November 3rd date at the Showbox. [ Under the Radar ]

  • Tyler, The Creator released the very personal and spectacular Flower Boy just last month and today a new track has emerged called “ZIPLOC” which features Tyler rapping over the beat from Jay-Z’s “4:44.” The song is part braggadocio and part somber reflection on fame (more the former than the latter). Tyler also announced a run of North American tour dates and it looks like November 3rd in Seattle is going to be a busy night because Tyler will be at Showbox Sodo, making us all have to choose between him and King Krule. [ Pitchfork ]

  • Los Angeles psych-pop musician Dent May released his fourth full-length Across The Multiverse last Friday via Carpark Records. Today he shared the official video for the album’s title track which features singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos. Directed by Robbie Barnett, the video features May as a scientist trying to find a way back to reach his love (Cosmos) across the multiverse. This Saturday, August 26, Dent May will play the Central Saloon with “special guests.” [ Stereogum ]

  • Weirdo-pop musician Ariel Pink has a new album on the way called Dedicated To Bobby Jameson and the video for third single “Feels Like Heaven” premiered today. The video has a retro, VHS-quality to it with a kaleidoscope of psychedelic imagery. “Feels Like Heaven” follows “Another Weekend” and “Time To Live.” Dedicated To Bobby Jameson will be out September 15 on Mexican Summer and Pink will play Neumos on Saturday, October 21. [ SPIN ]

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