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Long Lost Beatles Recording Discovered in Paper Envelope

Long Lost Beatles Recording Discovered in Paper Envelope

Have you ever dug through your attic and discovered an unreleased Beatles recording? Yeah, us neither, but someone else just did. A 52-year-old recording the group recorded has surfaced and it was hidden in a brown paper envelope this whole time. But wait, there’s good new music news, too. David Bowie has an unreleased album coming out soon, Phantogram shared an awesome video for their newest single, Screaming Females dropped a punk rock anthem, and Chairlift release a sugary song that will kick off a stellar weekend.

Keep a tidy room. If you don’t, you never know what you might lose. The family of singer Cilla Black recently found a long lost demo recording from The Beatles. The 7″ vinyl of “It’s For You” sung by Paul McCartney is the only known version to exist. He and John Lennon wrote the song for Black, a close friend at the time, back in 1964. In the process of writing it, McCartney sent a demo of the song to her so she could see how it was taking shape. Everyone though it was lost, but it turns out it was hiding in their house in a brown paper envelope. Naturally, this will bring in the big bucks at auction, but it has yet to go up for sale. Check out the original version above and cross your fingers that the person who purchases this uploads a rip of the audio. [Consequence of Sound]

David Bowie isn’t done yet. Last year, he released the 12xCD box set Five Years 1969-1973 and now the next edition of that series is ready. Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) comes out via Parlophone soon, though there isn’t a specific release date. It includes an album Bowie never released called The Gouster as well as liner notes. It’s safe to say this one will be worth grabbing, that is before they all sell out immediately. We will update you when we know about the record’s official release date. [Pitchfork]

Last month, Phantogram shared news that they have a new record on the way. Three comes out on September 16 via Republic Records, but we got an early taste of what’s to come with “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” The banger now has a video that packs an even bigger punch than the already catchy single. In the clip, the duo seeks out thrills in Salton Sea, California. There’s dramatic visuals, catching liquids, and plenty of ferocious clothing. Check it out above to see what we mean. [Consequence of Sound]

The glory of punk is alive and well. Screaming Females have a tour-only version of last year’s Rose Mountain album on the way. The new version includes several unreleased tracks as bonus material. One of those B-sides is “Skeleton,” a track burning with ferocious guitar riffs and snarky words. It’s exactly what you need to tear through any work separating you from the weekend. Listen to it above and get your angst out. [Consequence of Sound]

Earlier this year, Chairlift released a swift, smooth album called Moth that we’re still spinning. It looks like the electro-pop duo are back, this time with an unreleased single from those same recording sessions. It’s called “Get Real.” Though less sassy than that phrase, the single wins you over with slick production and those wonderful liquid vocals. Give it a spin above. [Pitchfork]

Enjoy the weekend! We’ll see you back here on Monday for another Music Dispatch!

Image: The Beatles/Apple Records

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