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09/12/2017
Jasmine Albertson
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  • Radiohead recently released a 20th-anniversary reissue of OK Computer called OKNOTOK. A lot of excitement surrounded the inclusion of three previously unreleased tracks, one of those being a fan-favorite that the band had played a number of times live but had never released a studio version of, called "Lift." Today we now have visuals to accompany the song, directed by previous collaborator Oscar Hudson, which features Thom Yorke stuck in an elevator (or "lift" if you're British). Radiohead has already released videos for the two other previously unheard songs, "I Promise" and "Man of War." [ Pitchfork ]
  • Local indie darlings Chastity Belt have shared the official video for "Stuck," from this year's I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone. Directed by Leena Joshi, the video features drummer Gretchen Grimm, who wrote the song, singing along and strumming a guitar in a cowboy hat amongst nature and open road footage. I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone is the band's third album, following 2015's Time To Go Home. Catch Chastity Belt at Chop Suey on Thursday, October 19 with Stranger Ranger and Supermoon. [ Stereogum ]
  • Kieren Hebden, better known as Four Tet, has officially announced his ninth album New Energy. The producer has been sharing new songs throughout the summer and two of those, "Planet" and "Two Thousand And Seventeen," will be on the new album. Hebden announced the album by simply sharing a photo on Twitter of a small piece of paper taped to a wall that said the title, release date and tracklist. The album will be released September 29 and follows 2015's Morning/Evening. [ FACT ]
  • New Zealand dream-pop band Yumi Zouma are following up their debut album Yoncalla with a new album called Willowbank, to be released October 6 via Cascine. They've shared a number of tracks from it so far, including "Depths (Pt. 1)," "December," and "Persephone," and now we've got the fourth single "Half Hour." The morbid track deals with the all-encompassing feelings surrounding death with the line, "I think I'll need you when I die/ When I've got no one on my side." Member Josh Burgess said of the song, "The line captures my biggest fear about dying — an intensely visceral experience with no assistance. My granddad died when I was 7, and I still remember this feeling of knowing that no matter how hard I searched, he could not be found. I worried that he needed someone to help him as he navigated his way into death." Yumi Zouma are playing Barboza on Saturday, October 21. [ The FADER ]

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