Beck mixes his slack-rap roots with outrageous pop production on his vibrant new track, “Wow.” “Wow” marks Beck‘s first solo song since his 2015 single, “Dreams,” which was co-written by Sia collaborator Greg Kurstin and writer/producer Andrew Wyatt. While Beck has yet to officially announce the follow-up to Morning Phase, he stated that the album did “exist.” And should be out sometime in October.
PJ Harvey released the last installment of her globally minded trio of videos for her Hope Six Demolition Project. The latest clip, “The Orange Monkey,” was shot in Afghanistan and directed by photojournalist Seamus Murphy, The Guardian reports. “Monkey” follows two other videos of the visually striking project: “The Wheel” and “The Community of Hope.” P.J. Harvey previously announced her first U.S. tour dates in five years this August.
Faith No More will reissue their 1985 debut album, We Care A Lot, August 19th. We Care A Lot has been out of print for 20 years, and the reissue will boast a remastered version of the album, as well as nine bonus tracks comprising demos, new mixes and live tracks. Last year, Faith No More released Sol Invictus, their first album since 1997’s Album of the Year.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will release their 16th studio album, Skeleton Tree, September 9th. The Australian post-punk outfit will debut the entire album in a feature film called One More Time With Feeling, set to screen one-night only on September 8th.
Of Montreal have announced their new album, Innocence Reaches, which will be released on August 12th via Polyvinyl. The group’s 14th album follows the release of last year’s studio effort, Aureate Gloom, and their live album, Snare Lustrous Doomings.
Dark-arts alt-pop singer Melanie Martinez has a new self-directed video for “Alphabet Boy,” a song from last year’s album Cry Baby. As karaoke-style videos with pink backgrounds go, it’s downright terrifying: Martinez’s uncannily flushed “Cry Baby” character is back, as is the kitchen knife from her “Sippy Cup” video.
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder appeared at the Who’s “Who Cares About the Next Generation” charity performance in Los Angeles last night, where he played a backyard mini-set that included “Rise,” “Can’t Keep,” and more. Joan Jett also performed.
In light of North Carolina’s recently passed House Bill 2 (commonly known as the “bathroom bill”), Death Cab for Cutie and Chvrches have pledged all proceeds from their previously booked NC dates to Freedom Center for Social Justice and Southerners On New Ground (SONG), two organizations supporting LGBTQ rights.
Garbage’s sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, is set for release on June 10 via their own imprint, STUNVOLUME. So far, the band has shared lead single“Empty” (as well as its music video) and “Even Though Our Love Is Doomed.” Now, in advance of the record’s release, Garbage is streaming Strange Little Birdsin full via Apple Music.
The Killers are actually pretty great at covering other indie-rock songs from their debut era, So it’s no surprise that they nailed a faithful rendition of “Obstacle 1″ from fellow ’80s-besotted peers Interpol at an Ontario casino show this weekend, where they also debuted a new song that mostly found Brandon Flowers seated at the piano.
Governors Ball 2016 is now underway, featuring marquee acts like the Strokes, Kanye West, the Killers, Beck, and more. In case you can’t make it (or don’t feel like dealing with the rain on Randall’s Island), cozy up to your laptop this weekend, when VICELAND and Live Nation TV stream segments of the fest from 4 p.m. through 9 p.m. EST.
In the afternoon, you can watch daytime sets from CHVRCHES, HAIM, and Christine and the Queens. Then, starting at 9 p.m. EST each night, VICELAND will broadcast headliners like the Strokes, Robyn, the Killers, and Death Cab for Cutie (check your local listings).