Things I Should’ve Mentioned…

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the first entry in our very own “news round-up” series.  A lot of things seem to happen that are difficult to expand into a full-on article, but remain worth pointing out just the same.  And seeing as my rapidly ending Ph.D. program really intensifies the problem, I thought that this might be a nice way to capture some of those stray articles that seem to be piling up.  So, follow me, and I’ll show you news from Stars, The Vaselines, David Byrne, and more!

First up, some highlights from Stereogum:

Hear and download Stars’ “Wasted Daylight” off their forthcoming The Five Ghosts. [link]

Hear an unreleased Pearl Jam track from their Riot Act days. [link]

Evidently, The Vaselines hate the ’80s.  Hear all about it in song! [link]

Watch David Byrne’s fascinating TEDTalk about “sound and buildings.” [link]

Next, we’ve got some highlights from Pitchfork:

Hear Björk sing on the new Ólöf Arnalds track “Surrender” [link]

While we’re in a Stars mood, “We Don’t Want Your Body” is the first single off The Five Ghosts. [link]

Amanda Palmer is releasing Amanda Palmer Plays the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele, an EP of, you guessed it, Radiohead covers.  Check out “Idioteque:” [link]

A video for Charlotte Gainsbourg’s “Time of the Assassins” appeared.  I am only just mentioning this, as it lulled me into a hazy, dreamy sleep.  You know, in a good way… [link]

Here’s some from NPR Music:

Zuill Bailey stopped by to give a great Tiny Desk Concert of Bach cello pieces. Watch that here: [link]

Seriously, this is the last Stars post this week.  Hear all of The Five Ghosts here: [link]

You can also take some time to listen to The Gaslight Anthem’s new American Slang: [link]

And now, the miscellany:

Sun Kil Moon are now streaming two tracks from the forthcoming (and yeah, I declare it, beautiful) Admiral Fell Promises.  [link]

The Smashing Pumpkins are touring again.  Bring your flak jackets! [link]


And that’s all for this time.  Until the next time, I leave you with this:

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