The queen of sad ballads is back–and that crown of roses around her head now has a veil. Lana Del Rey put her fourth LP, Honeymoon, up on Spotify to stream in full today. Each ballad gets darker and more lush the in to the record . If you’re looking for something a bit more positive, though, Run the Jewels have a cat-sample remix of “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”, Ryan Adams shared his cover of T Swift’s “Bad Blood”, Father John Misty makes out with himself in a new music video, The Who postponed their tour dates, and Big Grams aka Big Boi and Phantogram shared their best single yet as a new trip-hop-rock + rap collaboration. Check it all out below!
Run The Jewels stay true to their word, no matter how many words they spit. The rap duo of Killer Mike and El-P promised way back when that they would re-record their entire Run The Jewels 2 album using only cat sounds which they recorded themselves. Then, they promised a bunch of awesome musicians would be guest remixing and producing those versions. If “all goes right,” the album will drop in September. To prove they mean it, the two shared “Oh My Darling Don’t Meow”, a remix of “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” by Just Blaze, that’s hilariously cat-themed beyond the meows. Give the purrfect song a listen above. [Pitchfork]
Next week, Ryan Adams‘ full cover of Taylor Swift‘s 1989 will drop. To remind you why that’s such a Big Friggen Deal, he’s shared his take of “Bad Blood” over at Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. Listen over here as he turns her punchy comeback track into a thing of folk rock glory. [Nerdist]
Maybe Father John Misty‘s LP I Love You, Honeybear isn’t about his wife, but instead–wait for it–about himself? The hilariously witty, terribly sarcastic, questionably bitter singer-songwriter is the exact type of fella who would devote a love album to none other than himself. After watching his music video for “The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment”, it would seem that’s the case. Watch as he strikes up a romance with none other than himself before their love-fueled evening leads to a lot of skinny dipping and making out. Director Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) really outdid himself with the drama–if it wasn’t already per Tillman’s request. [Consequence of Sound]
The Who are one of the few classic rock acts left whose performances aren’t painful to watch. Sure, they’re old, but the British act plow through the hits with surprising energy and accuracy. Why? Because they take care of themelves. So it’s equally upsetting but understandable that The Who are postponing The Who Hits 50 Tour due to Roger Daltrey’s viral meningitis. [Rolling Stone]
Big Boi and Phantogram don’t seem like a likely pairing, but the two acts have joined forces to form a new sound under the moniker Big Grams. Their debut EP drops September 25, so they’re gearing up for the release by teasing us with one of its songs. “Lights On”, the four-minute cut, rolls with a slow, infectious groove that sees vocals reminiscent of Metric’s Emily Haines dancing with the verbose raps of Big Boi himself. Consider it the comedown anthem for all your parties this weekend. [Stereogum]
Now go enjoy the weekend, ya hear? We will be right here, waiting for you on Monday with another Music Dispatch!