Welcome back to Music Dispatch, dear readers. Today is another wonderful day filled with more music videos than you can possibly watch at work without getting reprimanded by your supervisor. In addition to an interactive Led Zeppelin video, we have Brandon Flowers acting out a Nathaniel Hawthorne story, and David Lee Roth back in front of Van Halen. Keep reading for all your music needs.
With 2015 marking the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s iconic Physical Graffiti, the record received a special, expanded release, remastered by Jimmy Page himself. Among the extra goodies were alternate versions of a number of songs, including “Trampled Under Foot”. It’s alternate, going by the title, “Brandy & Coke”, now also has an interactive music video, via Interlude. Explore the many rooms of the records’ collage-like apartment building cover. [Pitchfork]
From their May 4 release, The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket gets a bit psychedelic with the sweeping and howling six-minute track, “Spring (Among the Living)”. It’s the second single, following their lead, “Big Decisions“. The band will be supporting their seventh studio album with a huge, five-month world tour. [Consequence of Sound]
Producer Panda Bear played around with Interpol’s “All The Rage Back Home”, from their 2014 El Pintor, providing us with a jumpy, surreal remix of the forlorn song, that now buzzes with the electric energy of an arcade. It you don’t think it’s good, you must at least admit it’s interesting. [Spin]
Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, the eerie and fantastical Lost River, premieres April 10. In anticipation, the Johnny Jewel soundtrack has been made available for streaming, via YouTube. Jewel projects, Chromatics, Glass Candy, and Desire all make contributions, as well as cast members. Unsurprisingly, the full album has a Drive/Twin Peaks/Suspiria vibe to it, which we can definitely get behind. [Pitchfork]
De La Soul are the latest vintage group to make a comeback plea with Kickstarter. The trio of hip-hop originators have already surpassed their $110,o00 goal to fund production of a new album–which promises to feature David Byrne, 2 Chainz, and Damon Albarn–and still have a full month to continue collecting. Among the prizes are autographed Nike De La Dunks, thumb drives in the shape of the guys’ heads, and even Dave’s very own platinum record plaque. The group reminds us of their cultural significance in the above video, even offering copyright attorneys a “You’re welcome,” for their involvement (on the receiving end) of precedent-setting sampling lawsuits. [Spin]
Du Blonde enlists Future Island’s Samuel T. Herring for the grandiose and ominously operatic, “Mind Is On My Mind”. This track is fun, but Beth Jeans Houghton’s haunting eyes keep following me around the room, and I’m growing increasingly alarmed. Her new album, Welcome Back to Milk, is out May 19. [Pitchfork]
And the veiny, gooey, cadaver-like faces of Mew’s “Water Slides” video isn’t helping my peace of mind, like, at all. The forthcoming Mew album, +/-, is out April 27. [Pitchfork]
Jimmy Kimmel Live! has recently built a respectable reputation for hosting large-scale, block party concerts, and bringing together unexpected, big name collaborations. The latest collab, which saw Van Halen back with original frontman David Lee Roth, maybe wasn’t all that surprising in a vacuum, but it was noteworthy for marking the very first time the gang all performed together on American television. The setlist included “Panama” and “Runnin’ With The Devil”, which you can watch above. Their live album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, which also features Roth back in front, is out March 31. [Consequence of Sound]
The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, continuing his successful solo career with The Desired Effect (out May 19), recruited actress Evan Rachel Wood for a retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1835 novella, Young Goodman Brown, in the music video for “Can’t Deny My Love”. [Spin]
Taking a moral stand against Indiana’s prejudiced Religious Freedom Restoration Act (if you don’t know what that is yet, go read a newspaper already, will ya?), Wilco has canceled their May 7 show at Indianapolis’ Murat Theatre. The band made the announcement on Facebook, stating, “The “Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act” feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination to us. Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed. Refunds available at point of purchase.” Wilco joins the increasing number of businesses and individuals abandoning business relationships with and within the state, following the act’s signing. [Consequence of
That’s all for today. Let us know what your favorite new video was in the comments below!
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