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  • Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has announced a new solo album called Fatherland to be released in October. Back in May, he shared a new solo song "Yemaya" and now he has shared the single "Streets Been Talkin" which he describes as “a bittersweet ode to romance and the passing of time.” Okereke's last solo album, Trick, was released in 2014 and Bloc Party released HYMNS in 2016. Fatherland will feature Years and Years' Olly Alexander and Corinne Bailey Rae and will be released October 6 via BMG. [ Under the Radar ]

  • In non-Everything Now Arcade Fire news, AF member Will Butler shared a very timely new song yesterday. Titled "Anything You Want / 4 July 17" the track name-checks George Washington and Tom Sawyer while sampling the 1989 Roy Orbison song "You Got It." In a message posted on Facebook, Butler wrote of the track: “Happy 4th of July! Here’s a song kinda for the 4th of July. It’s about George Washington and my family and America, so I guess it’s appropriate enough. It’s a pretty loosey-goosey demo. The chorus is, yes, from that Roy Orbison song.” Butler's solo debut album Policy was released in 2015 and last year he released a live album called Friday Night. Arcade Fire will play the Key Arena on Sunday, October 15 and their forthcoming album Everything Now will be released July 28 via Columbia. [ Consequence of Sound ]

  • Chicago five-piece Twin Peaks announced a new subscription series last month called Sweet '17 Singles where the band will release a new 7" single every month for the rest of the year. Last month was A-side release "Tossing Tears" and now we've got the B-side "Under the Pines" that features an infectious horn solo midway through. [ Stereogum ]

  • Some never-before-seen footage of Nirvana has surfaced courtesy of video archivist Mike Ziegler. The footage is a full 17-minute recording of the band playing a show in a Radio Shack in their hometown of Aberdeen the day after they recorded their first demo tape in 1988. The video features multiple takes of Kurt Cobain entering the stage in a flying leap. Drummer Dale Crover, later of the Melvins, is playing live, but Cobain and Krist Novoselic are syncing with the demo recordings from the day before which is apparent from the fact that their guitars aren’t plugged into anything. [ SPIN ]


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