TGIF because so many good things are happening, you guys! Beck teased a new song titled “Dreams” from his upcoming album, Motorhead has shared a brand new single, Bonnaroo is live streaming all weekend long, Sigur Ros is streaming a special live show from 1999 for free, an unreleased Air track from The Virgin Suicides surfaced online, and Ratatat expanded their tour dates. Fridays rule!
Hell yes. It’s time for new old Beck.
On June 11, the multi-instrumentalist tweeted out a GIF of an altered image of his face with the word “Dreams” scrawled across it. Now, in an interview with Alt 98.7, Beck has confirmed that “Dreams” is a song from his upcoming currently untitled album. The song will premiere on Sunday, June 14 at midnight through iHeartRadio. A tiny snippet is available below. It’s okay to squeal and freakout. We can’t help ourselves either.
Unlike last year’s Grammy-winning Morning Phase, his upcoming work is rumored to fall in line with his older indie rock, part-electronic, part-rap work. Ahhh. Music to our ears. [Pitchfork]
Motörhead are just as antsy for new music as you are. The English rock band announced last week that they had a new album titled Bad Magic on the way. On June 11, they shared the first single off that album, and it’s a ripper. Titled “Thunder & Lighning”, the song shreds through roadtrip-ready motorcycle riffs that are just as invested in hard rock as they are in positive lyrics. Not a bad way to celebrate your 40th year as a band. [Rolling Stone]
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is once again hailing thousands down to Tennessee. Unfortunately, an even larger number of people aren’t able to make it down. (Hi, hello. Misery loves company, right?) The fine folks here at Nerdist have teamed up with Red Bull to help live-stream the event all weekend long. You know what this means: gotta stream ’em all. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. [Nerdist]
Out of all the album anniversaries this year, the one that makes us the most upset (simply because the music is so heartbreaking) is Sigur Rós‘ fantastic Agætis Byrjun. Their second LP turns 16 this year. To celebrate, the Icelandic band is streaming the release day concert played at the Icelandic Opera House on June 12, 1999. It’s a 92-minute stream of gorgeous, sweeping, humanistic expeditions. Head to the band’s website at 9 p.m. Icelandic time (aka 2 p.m. PST and 5 p.m. EST) Don’t miss it; they’re only streaming it once. [sigur-ros.co.uk]
On June 16, Sofia Coppola‘s brilliant film The Virgin Suicides will be re-released as a deluxe edition for its 15th anniversary. In anticipation of that release, Air have shared an unreleased track from their original score for the movie. This new version of “Playground Love” was recorded during a January broadcast of KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” program back in 2000. It’s more stripped down than the original version, which saw Thomas Mars of Phoenix singing and playing drums. More bonus tracks of album cuts from a live recording at Los Angeles’ American Legion Hall in 2000 will also be included on the album. [Pitchfork]
It’s no secret that Ratatat have been making some of the most original electronic music for about a decade. Their videogame-inspired electronic rock is perfect for chilling with friends or going absolutely berserk on the dance floor. Thankfully, the duo have expanded their previously short tour to include a slew of new North American dates, including stops in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, and more. The full list is available here. Now the big challenge is buying tickets before they sell out. [Pitchfork]
What the hell is this Wale-Seinfeld mashup show on TBS? We’ve watched the trailer a dozen times and still have no idea what is going on. Is it a mashup show wherein Wale freestyles about key moments in classic episodes? Will Wale green-screen himself into episodes to yuk it up with Jerry and George? Why is this happening?
Have a good weekend and make sure to come back here on Monday for another Music Dispatch!