Tuesday Music News

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  • A new Flying Lotus track has emerged on a new mix from producer PBDY called “Brainfeeder 2017 ∞ 2018″ that features new songs from the label’s artists. The mix’s description on SoundCloud states that it’s a “collection of Brainfeeder tracks & rarities as well as a glimpse of what’s to come in 2018.” The mix features music from Lapalux and Iglooghost as well as a couple of Thundercat remixes. Then, tucked away until the very end of the 46-minute playlist is a new instrumental from Flying Lotus called “Quarantine.” FlyLo is expected to release a new studio album via Warp sometime soon. [ FACT ]

  • This weekend, just in the nick of time, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard completed their goal of releasing five albums in 2017. The fifth and final album of 2017 is called Gumboot Soup and features the previously shared songs: “All Is Known,” “Beginner’s Luck,” “Greenhouse Heat Death,” and “The Last Oasis.” It follows  February’s Flying Microtonal Banana, June’s Murder Of The Universe, August’s Sketches Of Brunswick East, and November’s Polygondwanaland all released via ATO. [ Under the Radar ]

  • Los Angeles punk outfit FIDLAR have kicked off 2018 with a cover of the Nirvana classic “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle.” FIDLAR’s take on the In Utero track delivers a similar aggression while kicking it up a notch on the chorus with the whole gang chiming in. In a recent interview, the band revealed that there’s new music in the works. A release date has not been revealed. [ Consequence of Sound ]

  • Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt has also also revealed that he’ll be releasing new music in the new year. In a tweet posted on December 31, Earl states: “new chunes 2018, don’t think i wasn’t at work.” His last album was 2015’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. In September he debuted a new song at Anaheim’s Day N Night Festival. [ SPIN ]


  • Former president and playlist connoisseur Barack Obama has made a playlist of his favorite songs of 2017. The hip-hop-heavy playlist includes tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, SZA, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The National, and Portugal. The Man. It’s a fun listen and displays Obama’s knack for staying on top of new music. He’s also shared a list of his favorite books of the year and included honorable mentions to Bruce Springsteen and Shea Serrano, who wrote the Rap Year Book. [ Pitchfork ]

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