Jack White is at it again. Third Man Studios will release a special live album by Pearl Jam, and it comes with plenty of additional goodies. Be sure to stick around after we get into the details to learn about a special Neutral Milk Hotel auction, the impending breakup of Brand New, Jamie xx’s mesmerizing video, The Avalanches sophomore album stream, LCD Soundsystem’s tropical music festival, and Robyn’s dark remix that you can stream now.
Jack White gets pretty much whomever he wants to play at his Third Man Records studio in Nashville. A while ago, Pearl Jam stopped by to play an intimate show and the guys teamed up to play “Of the Earth” together. Turns out that show was recorded directly to acetate. As such, Third Man will release Pearl Jam’s show as the centerpiece of their next Vault subscription series package. The 29th package includes a black-and-gold split-colored vinyl, a photo book from the session, a pin, a patch, and a solo acoustic song by Eddie Vedder. Pearl Jam fans, this is the release you need to own. If you don’t have the money to spare, check out a preview of the live show above. [Pitchfork]
Phil Elverum, the man behind The Microphones and Mount Eerie, has spent the last couple of months raising money for his wife, Geneviève, after she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. To help Elverum raise that money, fellow ’90s acts are lending a hand. Neutral Milk Hotel announced the sale of several items, all of which raise money for the Elverums. In addition to selling their own super signed box set, Neutral Milk Hotel are also selling the headstock of a guitar Fugazi co-leader Guy Piccioto smashed in ’85 at a Rites of Spring show, a signed copy of Bikini Kill’s debut single, a signed test pressing of Fugazi’s first single and more. Check it out here, or donate directly to the Elverums here. [Stereogum]
The end is near. Well, for Brand New it is. At some of their early shows, Brand New hinted at the dissolve of the band with shirts that said “Brand New, 2000 – 2018,” implying they would cease to be a band in said closing year. At their kick-off tour with Modest Mouse, frontman Jesse Lacey reaffirmed that shaky news. “We’re done,” he said into the microphone before playing closer “Sowing Season”. “Oh yeah, we’re done, and it makes nights like this all the more special, so thanks for being here.” Hurry up and grab tickets to see them, folks. You really don’t have much longer. [Consequence of Sound]
Last year was all about grooving to Jamie xx‘s long-awaited debut LP, In Colour, which is full of singles and connecting tracks worth blasting during the summertime. Over a year later, he’s shared a brand new video for “Gosh.” Why the long wait? Well, considering the visual is incredibly complex yet never once used CGI, it begins to make sense. Directed by Romain Gavras, the video sees dozens of people explore Tianducheng, a nearly uninhabited complex built to impersonate Paris, including the Eiffel Tower. To call it intricate is a giant understatement. [Rolling Stone]
It’s been 16 years since Australian DJ team The Avalanches released their much-loved debut LP, Since I Left You. The group return today with their sophomore full-length, Wildflower, which you can stream in full above. It comes after several singles have been released and sees a massive list of collaborators on board: Danny Brown, DOOM, Toro Y Moi, Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue, Camp Lo, Father John Misty, Biz Markie, Royal Trux’ Jennifer Herrema, the Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis, and more. [Stereogum]
LCD Soundsystem will continue their sonic takeover one festival at a time. Now that includes curating a festival. Wave hello to Beach Vibes, a tropical new festival that will take place in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico from January 26th-28th, 2017. LCD Soundsystem are set to perform two nights. Additionally, Hot Chip, Run the Jewels, Carl Craig, Holy Ghost!, and more are set to play. Festivalgoers also have the option to take part in “adventures” such as zip-lining, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and more. Be warned, though. Packages are all-inclusive, which means the cheapest option starts at $3,399. [Consequence of Sound]
As we reported a while back, Robyn is performing live remixes of her older material at festivals this summer. One of those remixes just hit the web and is worth streaming over and over. Hear The Black Madonna take on “Indestructible” from 2010’s Body Talk. It’s a golden, dark, pulsing take on the original that translates perfect to the dance floor. Boogie away, friends. [Rolling Stone]
Enjoy the weekend!
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