Where Kim Kardashian’s outrageous photoshoot for Paper Magazine broke the internet, Marilyn Manson’s may give it a heart attack. In a heartwarming display of father-son bonding, the shock rocker glammed up his father for a recent interview with the culture mag. We have more on that, as well as a photo of Prince in his middle school basketball uniform, and Modest Mouse and Blink-182’s eerie UFO theories. It’s a weird day of Music Dispatch.
Like father, like son. Or, in this case, like son, like father. In the latest edition of Paper Magazine, writer Kory Grow and notorious photographer Terry Richardson introduce us to Hugh Warner, the Vietnam vet who raised the ringmaster of the dope show. Manson shares, “The first time I saw my dad in makeup was, ironically, the second concert I ever went to. He dressed as Gene Simmons and took me to the Kiss ‘Dynasty’ tour when I was 11.” About his son, the elder Manson says, “You know, he came from my nut-sack.” See more photos at Paper.
Less shocking but still pretty fascinating is this photograph of a tween-aged Prince, wearing far less lace (excluding his laced up Chucks) than we are accustomed to seeing him in. The Star Tribune’s Libor Jany unearthed this priceless image from an old article detailing The Artist Formerly Known as #3’s time balling for Bryant Junior High in Minneapolis. According to Deadspin, he was also a gifted high school athlete, but his small stature and exceptional teammates limited his time on the court. [Nerdist]
Marina and the Diamonds have released the music video for “Forget”, in preparation for March 16’s release of their third studio album, Froot. The mostly monochromatic video is the latest in a unrelenting campaign of sleek videos leading to the album’s release. Previously, we’ve seen/heard “Froot“, “Immortal“, “Happy“, and “I’m a Ruin“. [Spin]
Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen was interviewing Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock about the new track, “The Best Room”, when Brock revealed one of the more interesting inspirations for a song: Brock’s direct experience witnessing the famous “Phoenix Lights” UFO sighting in 1997, and being corralled into a police-taped hotel until the event was over. For years, he kept the sighting a secret. Listen to the snippet above. [Pitchfork]
More vocal on the topic of aliens, and a lot more paranoid, too, is Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge. Like Manson, he recently sat down with Paper Magazine and discussed his fascination with space, expressing concerns with Area 51, tapped phones and mind control. You can give it a read here.
Get your heart racing with “Slipping Away”, the new track from synth duo Tanlines. The track comes with the announcement of their sophomore album, Highlights, which releases May 19, and marks a departure from electronically leaning sounds (thanks largely due to a computer melt down “in a burst of sparks and clouds of smoke”).
James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, has shared an ethereal track from his score for Noah Baumbach’s upcoming film, While We’re Young. The track, titled “Only The Stars Above Welcome Me Home”, is available to stream at Pitchfork. The full album will be available later this month.
Chance the Rapper is collaborating with everyone from Action Bronson to Madonna. Latest on the list of on-point features is his appearance on Nosaj Thing’s cool and luscious “Cold Stares”. [Pigeons and Planes]
Big Sean brings out the big guns for his extended version of “Blessings”. The track features Drake and Kanye West, and now has an accompanying dark and gloomy music video, fitting for the Dark Sky Paradise single. [Rolling Stone]
Last week, we learned the soundtrack to Clueless would be receiving a special edition vinyl reissue. Now we learn Universal Music is going full tilt into the vinyl game, reissuing twenty-six (!!!) soundtracks over the next five months. Among the chosen titles will be O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Friday Night Lights (film), Boogie Nights, Animal House, and Beetlejuice. [Consequence of Sound]
On a related note, for an interesting insight into the business of selling and collecting “hot stampers”, read Wired’s article, “Why Audiophiles Are Paying $1,000 For This Man’s Vinyl“.
Feature image from Paper Magazine
Prince image by journalist Libor Jany
That’s all for today. See you tomorrow with more Music Dispatch!