Were you too busy enjoying summer to notice what’s happened in the music world the last few days? No worries; we’ve got your back. First off, Marilyn Mason plays a creepy Native American hit man in crime film Let Me Make You a Martyr. Then there’s the news that Patti Smith’s memoir is being adapted into a TV series, Lil B is knee-deep in politics on CNN, Kendrick Lamar will be Stephen Colbert’s first musical guest, Chance the Rapper dropped a new single, Thom Yorke is scoring a Broadway musical, Shabazz Palace dropped a sultry, free song for Adult Swim, and Aphex Twin has us falling in love with electronic beeps all over again. Let’s get to it!
There’s a new crime movie due out next year that’s giving us chills. Let Me Make You a Martyr follows an abusive father who hires a hit man to find an kill his grown-up adopted son who is rebelling against him. The trailer was just released and reeks of eerie shots. But, alas, credit goes where credit’s due: who could be more terrifying as a Native American hit man than the one and only Marilyn Manson? “I was asked to burn down a house and ‘kill’ a bunch of people, so the answer was ‘yes’ obviously,” he told Rolling Stone. Of course. [Rolling Stone]
Patti Smith is more than a musician. She’s an icon, activist, author, and total badass role model. Now the singer-songwriter is seeing her poignant memoir Just Kids get turned into a TV series on Showtime. Smith is hopeful about the adaptation. So are we–Penny Dreadful’s John Logan is at the helm! Get all your deets on the series here before it airs. [Nerdist]
Politics are dry, unless you get a rapper as chatty as Lil B in on the discussion. B was a special guest on CNN this week to talk about his switch from supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton to opponent Bernie Sanders, and the interview went surprisingly well, talking about Sanders’ fight against segregation, his free education support, and why transparency is crucial. Sanders, ever the friendly guy, congratulated him on the appearance and thanked him for his support via Twitter. [Pitchfork]
Speaking of rappers, Kendrick Lamar will be the first musical guest on Stephen Colbert‘s Late Show. This isn’t their first dance. Lamar was also the final musical guest for The Colbert Report. Life is a circle, after all.
Chance the Rapper can’t keep himself out of the headlines. The Chicago MC and smiley sir is behind a new track called “Israel (Sparring)” alongside Noname Gypsy, a fellow Chicago rapper. The two dance around one another beautifully, with Noname delivering soothing, seemingly off-the-cuff bars.
Radiohead‘s new album may be far off in the distance, but Thom Yorke‘s next solo work isn’t. The rock frontman is creating original music for Broadway’s newest play, Harold Pinter’s Old Times. Directed by Douglas Hodge, the show will star Clive Owen, Eve Best, and Kelly Reilly, with previews beginning on September 17 and the official run taking place between October 6 and November 29. These tickets will sell twice as fast as the usual Broadway ones. Let us know if you manage to snag some! [Pitchfork]
Adult Swim’s Singles program keeps on churning out great tracks, and the newest one is no exception. Shabazz Palaces have shared “The Mystery of Lonnie The Døn”, a dark, whirring, sultry number that you can download for free right here. Score. [Adult Swim]
Aphex Twin went from 0 to 100 with the release of last year’s excellent LP. Now he’s prepping a new EP as AFX titled Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008). He’s shared a new cut from the release called “simple slamming b 2” reminding us all that, yet again, what he considers “simple” is what the rest of the world calls “How on earth do you make this??” [Diffuser.fm]
That’s all for today! Come back on Friday for another Music Dispatch!