Have a good weekend? The music world sure did. Run the Jewels rapper El-P shared his contribution to the end credits of Fantastic Four, Disclosure and Sam Smith teamed up for a new single, Best Coast did our first ever live Celebrity Playlist, Ezra Koenig got Rashida Jones to dish on Robin Thicke, Florence + the Machine dropped an epic short film, My Morning Jacket and Lucius joined Roger Waters for an incredible performance of “Wish You Were Here”, and Travis Barker and Palehound released brand new singles. Let’s give it a go, shall we?
It’s no secret that Run the Jewels haven’t stopped running since they hit the ground with their debut LP in 2013, releasing a follow-up in 2014, working on a cat-samples-only remix titled Meow the Jewels, and getting involved in politics. A little birdy told us El-P recorded a new song for the end credits of Fantastic Four. Now we get to hear his contribution to the Marvel reboot and boy is it glorious. Check out “Another Body” above. Don’t go in expecting rap, but rather a nod to Philip Glass and the marvels of hypnotosis. [Rolling Stone]
At long last, they’re back. Dance duo Disclosure and Grammy-winning solo artist Sam Smith have teamed up once more for a new hit off Disclosure’s upcoming sophomore LP, Caracal. “Omen” is slower and darker than their last collaboration, but it’s still a beat that will no doubt be re-worked into a club banger sometime soon. The song’s funk alone will get people grooving. [TIME]
We love hosting Celebrity Playlist, but it’s way more fun live as we just discovered. For the first time ever, we recorded a live episode of our reoccurring music feature, this time with indie rock duo Best Coast. The two talked about their favorite songs to walk onstage to, the power of Korn, and ideal wrestling moves. It’s surprisingly captivating, so check the whole thing out in full right here. [Nerdist]
One of the many new radio shows on Apple Music’s Beats 1 station is Time Crisis, a show by Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. In the newest episode he sat down with Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine fame. In a pretty cute moment, they talk about when they first met (surprise: it includes her spraying juiceboxes on him along with MGMT members). But that’s not all. Koenig also roped Rashida Jones in to talk about the time she rejected Robin Thicke in middle school. Weeeeeeird. [Pitchfork]
Speaking of Florence, she released a beautiful short film for the How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful tracks “Queen of Peace” and “Long & Lost”. It continues where her other album cuts’ music videos left off, taking her to face a violent group of people set on destroying a Scottish town in the countryside. Props to director Vincent Haycock for pulling this all off in 10 minutes with some jaw-dropping imagery. [Consequence of Sound]
Newport Folk Festival took place in Rhode Island once again, and Roger Waters treated the audience to particularly special performance on his headlining night July 24th. In down-pouring rain, he launched into Pink Floyd‘s classic “With You Were Here” backed by none other than My Morning Jacket, Lucius, and Sara Watkins. Talk about a moment. We wish we were there, too. [Rolling Stone]
Blink-182 may be feuding, but Travis Barker is plowing ahead in non-pop punk ways. The drummer extraordinaire teamed up with Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Ink, IamSu!, and Tyga on his new single “100”. The single comes from his still-untitled sophomore solo LP due out this fall. If it’s anything like this song, we can expect more West Coast rap upped by snappy drums. [MTV]
If you’re still singing the lead single from Palehound‘s upcoming debut album, Dry Food, there’s good news: she’s back. “Cushioned Caging” sees her stomp through lo-fi fuzz-dipped indie rock. No matter how quickly she gets through it all, her playful melodies still ring in your head, promising there’s more ahead for this musician than her modest presence suggests. [NPR]
That’s it for today. Make sure to come back on Wednesday for another round up of news with Music Dispatch!