Turns out Channing Tatum knows how to shimmy off the Magic Mike dancefloor. On this week’s episode of Lip Sync Battle, he busted out a rendition of Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)” with none other than Beyonce herself. If you don’t plan on dancing anytime soon, take a peak at Martha Stewart’s punk rock party plans, Jennifer Lopez’s shock as an American Idol contestant covers Death Cab For Cutie, Henry Rollins’ decision to remove Morrissey from his “kill list,” updates on Radiohead’s new album, Kanye West’s plan to release new music every Friday, the star-studded list of contributors on Mavis Staples’ new album, and a Charlift song for crying in public.
Lip Sync Battle‘s second season kicked off Thursday night, and who better to heat things up than husband-wife duo Channing and Jenna Dewan-Tatum? While Jenna went for a Magic Mike XXL dance based off Ginuwine’s “Pony”, Channing went over the moon with dramatics. Wearing a bare-all outfit and fluffy mini-jacket, he got right to the chase singing Beyonce‘s “Run the World (Girls)”. Things were hilarious until Beyonce (yes, the real Beyonce) came onstage to join him. How can you top Queen B herself coming onstage? As his bowing down at the end indicates, you can’t. [Vulture; Image: Spike]
Looking for a co-host to throw the punk rock party of the century? Ask Martha Stewart for help. The cooking icon threw together a guide for punk-themed get-togethers, name-dropping everything (and everyone) from studded accessories to Blondie to Patti Smith. The best part? Her snack ideas for a brutal “nosh-pit.” [Consequence of Sound; Image: Martha Stewart]
Over the course of more than a decade, no one has ever covered Death Cab For Cutie on American Idol. It seems strange, but then again maybe that’s not the type of music meant for the “pop” world. That didn’t stop contestant Kerry Courtney from busting out “Black Sun” in the audition room… and wowing judges like Jennifer Lopez in the process, even if they didn’t know the song to start. [Stereogum]
Henry Rollins went from angry dude to peaceful partner. The punk rock legend spoke with The Guardian about everything from penguins to fossils. In that conversation, he addressed one of his most controvertial and trivial items: his “kill list.” Turns out he’s finally decided its time to take The Smiths frontman Morrissey off of it because, well, “he’s very intelligent and has real good taste in music.” That’s a pretty simple statement to recall such a dramatic threat, but hey, if it works! [Rolling Stone; Image: Heidi May]
We did our research and have the most exciting news: Radiohead will (fingers crossed) drop their new album this month. The band created a new company called Dawn Chorus LLP back on October 7 of 2015. The last two times they created companies, they dropped a new album three months later. A quick check with simple math confirms that, yes, January is three months after October, so, yes, Radiohead’s new album will be in our earbuds very, very, very soon. It’s a jigsaw falling into place all over again. [Nerdist; Image: Radiohead]
Yeezy season is upon us. Starting today, Kanye West will be releasing a new song from his label, G.O.O.D. Music, every Friday. The last time he did so was in preparation for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. This can only mean SWISH, his next album, will be dropping sometime soon. Life is g.o.o.d. [Consequence of Sound; Image: Def Jam]
On February 19, singing legend Mavis Staples will release a new LP titled Livin’ On A High Note. While new music from her is worth merit based off that alone, the album’s credits make it all the more exciting. The album features songs written for her by Nick Cave, Neko Case, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, tUnE-yArDs, Benjamin Booker, and plenty more. Check back on future Music Dispatches to hear them! [Rolling Stone; Image:Valentin Flauraud/EPA/Corbis]
In a matter of days, Chairlift‘s highly-anticipated new album, Moth, will come out. If you’ve been busy spinning “Ch-Ching” to death and are looking for a similar track that’s a bit more downtempo, start listening to “Crying in Public” immediately. It’s a soothing, sultry, honest number that grows on you the more you hear it. If only crying in public were this beautiful. New York City subways would be a work of art (as if they aren’t already). [Pitchfork]
Enjoy your weekend! We will see you back here on Monday for another dose of news with Music Dispatch!
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