Once upon a time in a music galaxy totally not far away, a little guy named Neil Young almost teamed up with the remaining members of Nirvana to perform live. That is, Dave Grohl set up a studio session for the legendary singer-songwriter to join him and Krist Novoselic for recordings to use in the Sound City documentary. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. What did, however, is all this new music by other artists. Action Bronson announced a cookbook with an annotated guide to eating, SBTRKT dropped a surprise release, Domo Genesis shared an absurd music video, Japanese Breakfast are streaming their excellent new album, and ASAP Ferg teamed up with Schoolboy Q for an epic new song.
A few years ago, Dave Grohl directed and released a documentary called Sound City about the legendary California studio of the same name. For the soundtrack, he brought his old Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic on board as well as Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor, Stevie Nicks, Josh Homme, members of Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, Rage Against the Machine, and countless more. Recently, the film’s producer, Butch Vig, told the Daily Beast that one other big name was supposed to appear on that roster: Neil Young. “Dave Grohl was inviting people in to jam in the studio and we had set up a session for Krist and Dave from Nirvana to play with Neil Young,” says Vig. “It would have been fucking awesome. And I know if Neil Young played with them he’d go, oh, let’s go on tour and play some shows together! It would be like Crazy Horse on steroids. But then it didn’t happen. Neil Young had a book coming out so he was on a book tour, and Dave had to go interview him somewhere else. It’s a bummer, man.” [Pitchfork]
No one makes rap as hilariously entertaining as Action Bronson, though many do come close. The heavy-set hip-hop star is also a well-known foodie. He stars and hosts the VICELAND series Fuck, That’s Delicious where they focus in on the meals he cooks for himself and his crew on tour. Now, that food lovin’ entertainment is taking form in a book. F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well, which is co-written by Rachel Wharton, will release in the fall of 2017 via ABRAMS. That leaves you plenty of time to prepare your stomach for all the delicious food you’ll be cooking that season. [Pitchfork]
Surprise! Electronic producer and musician SBTRKT has a new project for you to stream. The UK mastermind unveiled two new songs earlier this week before announcing last night that they were a part of a full release called SAVE YOURSELF. Stream the eight-song release above and let us know what you think! [Consequence of Sound]
Every member of Odd Future isn’t all about goofy lyrics and absurdities. Domo Genesis shared a video for his new single “Dapper” and it’s all of the good-natured fun of the rap crew mixed with totally feel-good vibes. If you didn’t feel like driving today, now you will. The song’s old-school keys and bass mirror vintage R&B. As endearing as the video’s rollerblading scenes are, it really benefits from Anderson.Paak, both from his slick dance moves and, more importantly, his mesmerizing verse. Check it out above and get ready to be addicted. [Pitchfork]
Japanese Breakfast packs a hell of a punch. The project sees frontwoman Michelle Zauner once again lighting sparklers on fire with a good dose of catchy indie rock, hum-able melodies, and dream pop flourishes. It’s the music you’re looking for if you’re busy dreaming of summer even though spring just started. Stream the band’s debut full-length, Psychopomp, in full above. Don’t forget to pick up a copy when it comes out April 1st on Yellow K Records. [Stereogum]
In a little less than a month, ASAP Ferg returns with a new album called Always Strive and Prosper. It’s got less Star Trek references than we hoped for, but thankfully it is full of dope beats and rapid rhymes. In anticipation of the album’s release, he’s shared new single “Let It Bang” which sees Schoolboy Q handling lines about what it’s like to live a life full of struggles. [Consequence of Sound]
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