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Win Butler and Régine Chassange of Arcade Fire have teamed up with Preservation Hall Jazz Band for "Ann Ale! (Let's Go!)." The song is the theme for Krewe du Kanaval, a one-day festival Butler and Chassagne founded with Preservation Hall which will go down tomorrrow, Feb. 6 in Butler and Chassagne's recent home of New Orleans. Krewe du Kanaval will be a combination of inclusive parades, parties, and music designed to celebrate Haiti’s influence in New Orleans, with hopes that it becomes an annual part of the city’s seasonal celebrations. All proceeds benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation and Chassagne’s nonprofit KANPE. [ Pitchfork


of Montreal have shared a cover of Molly Drake's "Love Isn't a Right" which will be included on Amazon Music's Valentine's Day playlist "Love Me, Love Me Not." Last week we heard Dan Auerbach's contribution to the playlist, "Up On a Mountain of Love" and Jay Som's "Hot Bread." of Montreal are releasing a new album, White Is Rellic/Irrealis Mood on March 9 via Polyvinyl. The band will play Neumos on Tuesday, May 1 with Locate S, 1. [ Under the Radar ]


Dev Hynes has unveiled two new Blood Orange songs today, "Christopher & 6th" and "June 12." The songs will not appear on the forthcoming new album, which Hynes revealed this past summer that he'd started working on. He shared the tracks with the messages “U must luv yourself” and “Happy Black History Month. (All year).” The last Blood Orange album was 2016'sFreetown Sound. [ Consequence of Sound ]


Brooklyn's Titus Andronicus is gearing up to release a new album called A Productive Cough and today they've shared the second single off the album, "Above the Bodega (Local Business)." The charming mid-tempo rock song focuses on a different type of relationship than most songs cover: the one you have with your local deli clerk. Patrick Strickles explains it like this: "The first floor of the apartment building in which I live is occupied by a deli-grocery, to which I give my patronage several times a day. As a result, I have developed a particular understanding with the staff there which I have not so far heard articulated in song. Thusly, I took it upon myself to write the ‘ultimate’ song explicating the bodega clerk-patron relationship. … No one knows the depths of my vice better than they who oversee the transactions which make it possible—in this way, the deli clerk knows me better than my own mother." A Productive Cough is out March 2 via Merge. Titus Andronicus will play the Crocodile on Friday, March 23 with Rick Maguire from Pile. [ SPIN ]

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