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10/24/2017
Jasmine Albertson
photo by Eliot Lee Hazel

  • Tune-Yards have returned with a brand new song that comes alongside an announcement that they'll be following up 2014's Nikki Nack with a brand new album called I can feel you creep into my private life, due January 19th via 4AD. The LP is produced by longtime collaborator Nate Brenner, who is now officially part of the project. Check out the first single "Look At Your Hands" below. Merrill Garbus said of the new track: "Yes, the world is a mess, but I’ve been attempting to look more and more inward: how do all of these “isms” that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions? Some of the ’80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals with an MPC which I’ve wanted to do for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine." [ Paste ]

  • Angel Olsen is releasing a new B-sides, rarities, and demos collection called Phases that includes a previously unreleased song called "Special." Today the 7-minute slow burner receives a video directed by Olsen featuring footage of herself and her friends hanging out and exploring town. Olsen said of the video: "My friend came to visit me for a week and I had all these grand ideas about how to make another video. But it’s been a long year of touring and videos and pressure to keep on being important or interesting. So I woke up the next day and changed my mind, deciding it would be best to just capture the days we were hanging and to occasionally have the camera up." Phases is out November 10 via Jagjaguawar. [ Under the Radar ]
  • Zola Jesus released her latest great new album Okovi in early September and today the visuals for the stand-out track "Siphon" have been revealed. Shot in upstate New York while there to play Basilica Soundscape, the video was directed by Zia Anger who keeps a close focus on Zola Jesus, as blood rains down on her. The song is about helping a friend who's on the brink of suicide and focuses on the imagery of blood with the lyrics: “‘Cause we’d rather clean the blood of a living man / We’d hate to see you give into these cold, dark nights inside your head. Won’t let you bleed out, can’t let you bleed out." [ SPIN ]
  • Tame Impala released Currents over two years ago but they're just now getting around to releasing the album's deluxe edition and boy is it worth the wait! Kevin Parker originally teased it last summer but we now have an official announcement of the Currents Collectors Edition which will be out November 17 and features the original LP on limited edition red marbled vinyl with alternate artwork, a 12" featuring two remixes, and a 7" and flexidisc with three b-sides. The set also comes with “a poster and a zine of images and scribbles offering a candid glimpse into the making of ‘Currents'” Pre-orders are available now. [ NME ]
  • The War On Drugs are riding off the success and critical acclaim of their major-label debut album A Deeper Understanding, released this summer. Today the video for the track "Nothing To Find" has been shared, starring Sophia Lillis who starred in the recent adaptation of Stephen King's It. Directed by Ben Fee, the clip follows Lillis and a creature made out of plants as they drive around their car that's also covered in plants. [ Pitchfork ]

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