In the car, they just can’t wait — to pick you up on your very first date. By date, of course, we mean record listening session. Blink-182 announced they will drop a brand new album in 2016. They’re not the only ones cranking out new music. Willow Smith secretly dropped her debut album, Daft Punk’s legendary Coachella performance from 2006 can now be seen online, Britt Daniel of Spoon covered some solid classic rock, Katy B teamed up with Four Tet and Floating Points for an entrancing song, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down announced a new LP, and King Krule has a full-length soundtrack out to complement his brother’s artwork. Ready to give it all a listen? Let’s dive into today’s Music Dispatch.
The trio from Dude Ranch are back to take off your pants and jacket. Wait, they’re back to tell you to take off your pants and jacket, you know, in sing-song form. Blink-182 will release a new album in 2016 with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio filling in for Tom DeLonge. There’s not much known about the Blink album, but we do know that drummer Travis Barker has his own overloaded schedule for the new year, too. A new Antemasque LP, two The Transplants EPs, and a solo album are all on his to-do list. It seems pop punk never sleeps [Consequence of Sound]
The young girl who dropped “Whip My Hair” isn’t stuck on repetitive choruses anymore. Willow Smith is back, and she’s got her debut album in tow — meaning Ardipithecus is available now. Pick it up as soon as you can if you want to hear what a crossover between Sia and Jamie xx would sound like, or if you need proof that a 15 year old girl can do it all herself. Willow is credited as the sole songwriter on 14 of 15 songs as well as the sole producer on 10 of the 15. Don’t say her father’s friends did it: this girl’s talent is all her own. [FADER]
Now that Daft Punk Unchained, the Daft Punk documentary, premiered in the U.S., we have access to some of the film’s footage that we could only hope to see before. One of the best clips they showed during the doc was footage from the electronic duo’s iconic set at Coachella. In the 2006 performance, they played from a giant pyramid which dazzeled the crowd for more than one reason. Check it out above and wish you were there nearly ten years ago. [Rolling Stone]
Love it or hate it, season two of Fargo has been on point with its song choices in each episode. This week’s episode saw Britt Daniel of Spoon take on the Credence Clearwater Revival classic “Run Through the Jungle”. While still sticking to his acoustic chops, Daniel turns the song into a fierce, spitting attack that fills you up with fury. It’s fitting for the episode, but we won’t spoil the reason why. [Consequence of Sound]
Katy B, Four Tet, and Floating Points all garner high praise from critics but seem to snake by the public in terms of wide-stream appeal. The three teamed up for a new song called “Calm Down,” and its reserved electronic drops and twisted surprises may be the clamor they need to gain more fans. Regardless, it’s well worth picking up, even if you plan on dancing alone to it in your room tonight (can’t say I won’t be doing that myself). [Pitchfork]
In 2013, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down released a delightful and playful LP called We the Common. The folk rock release was perfect for dancing and summer evening sing-a-longs, especially with the aid of Joanna Newsom on one track. Now, the band are gearing up to release their next full-length: A Man Alive. It drops March 4th and sees production by Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs. If that doesn’t get you excited, lead single “Nobody Dies” will with all of its giddy, groovy riffs. [Pitchfork]
Archy Marshall, a.k.a. the musical man behind King Krule, has plenty of artistic talent up his sleeves. Turns out his brother does, too. He and Jack Marshall teamed up to release a three-piece project called A New Place 2 Drown which combines a 208-page book, a soundtrack, and a film for an immersive look at their home life outside of London. The photos are gritty, the poems are touching, and King Krule’s pension for lo-fi slop reshapes itself in trip-hop instead of punk rock on the 12-track score. Take a peak at snippets of every aforementioned part in the trailer above. [Consequence of Sound]
With those songs in your earbuds, go get a move on and enjoy the weekend! We will see you back here on Monday for another Music Dispatch!
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