Everyone loves Nine Inch Nails, but did you love them back when their merch was in its prime ’90s era? Now you can snag a Pretty Hate Machine t-shirt or slipmat like you were there at an original show. If you would rather listen to some music, keep your eyes peeled for the Daft Punk documentary that will air in the US, Animal Collective’s giddy new single, a folkin’ good cover by Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, My Morning Jacket’s take on an Eagles of Death Metal song, Thom Yorke’s DJ set for climate change, and a list of tour dates Andrew Bird just announced for 2016.
Trent Reznor knows a thing or two about holiday deals. Nine Inch Nails have just reissued several classic items of merchandise from years past. There’s slipmats, Fragile-era t-shirts, flags, and Pretty Hate Machine apparel. If you’re quick, you can snag that free domestic shipping offer they have on orders of $75 or more. Check out the merch on their website. It’s now or never to capitalize on those Cyber Monday deals, ya hear? [Consequence of Sound]
A while back, we reported that some lucky folks across the Atlantic got to see a new Daft Punk documentary that aired on Canal+. Now America finally gets its chance to check out the film. On December 10, Daft Punk Unchained will air on Showtime at 9:00 PM EST. Grab your buds, some robotic treats, and watch as interviews with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Michael Gondry, Todd Edwards, Pete Tong, and others track the rise of the electronic duo. [Consequence of Sound]
There’s something magical in the air and only Animal Collective knows how to work it. The psychpop weirdos streamed single “FloriDada” over the speakers at Baltimore Washington International Airport this past Friday, and today we can all hear it from the comfort of our own homes. It’s off their upcoming LP, Painting With, out February 19 via Domino. Deakin stepped out of the band once again on this one, but he has been replaced with the likes of John Cale and Colin Stetson, some remarkable stand-ins for an equally unsung talented musician. [Consequence of Sound]
With fall fading, we can’t help but dream of next year’s harvest–particularly that it will bring a new Fleet Foxes album. It’s been four years since their last release, but frontman Robin Pecknold’s recent activity hints there may be new material on the way. He shared a cover of “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” by doo-wop group The Five Keys on his Facebook. Sure, it’s no original tune, but it does let us know he’s itching to sing in our ears again. [Stereogum]
No one will ever forget the horrible attacks that took place in Paris when Eagles of Death Metal played the Bataclan on November 13. That includes My Morning Jacket. Jim James’ gang covered Eagles of Death Metal the other night by covering their song “I Love You All the Time” live. It’s touching and bold, the exact kind of triumphant sound that proves they–and France–can’t be beaten. [Rolling Stone]
Here’s #ThomYorke DJing as tens of thousands march through London today, calling for strong climate action. #climatemarch #peoplesmarch #radiohead A video posted by Greenpeace UK (@greenpeaceuk) on
COP21, the UN’s climate change conference, took place in Paris this Monday where world leaders discussed the state of our planet. The one and only Thom Yorke took to the streets to join the People’s March for Climate in London where he climbed a giant float and DJed the walk. Not a bad way to spend your day, huh? [Stereogum]
Whistle your way to work. Andrew Bird announced a worldwide tour and he will be winning your heart back with all manners of whistles, violins, and whirling horn speakers. Joined by a full band, Bird will begin in Chicago and wiggle his way down south, up the east coast, and then across the pond to tackle Europe. [Consequence of Sound] [Photo by Nate Slevin]
That’s it for today’s Music Dispatch, but swing back here on Wednesday for another helping of music news!