You know you’re at a good CHVRCHES show when Hayley Williams of Paramore steps onstage. The business of misery is a thing of the past now that she buried it. Elsewhere in the world of music news, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, and Dane Dehaan are starring in a new Luc Besson film, Phil Collins ditched retirement and is working on a new album, Carrie Brownstein gave an excellent interview on Stephen Colbert’s show about her new memoir, Nine Inch Nails have an epic box set on the way, Joanna Newsom, shared another Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video, and Fucked Up covered Alanis Morissette because who doesn’t love some ’90s screams?
CHVRCHES are busy touring the world in support of their new LP, Every Open Eye. They played Nashville, TN on October 27 to a full room that had no idea what was coming next. None other than Paramore‘s Hayley Williams stepped out to sing along with Lauren Mayberry on “Bury It”. Fan footage captures it perfectly so we can all pretend we’re as lucky as those there who heard it live. [Pitchfork]
Luc Besson is a French filmmaker with fine taste. If you doubt that, look at his upcoming feature: an adaptation of writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières’ fabulous Valérian. The best-selling French sci-fi comic that ruled the scene for over 40 years will come to life with big names such as Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, and Dane DeHaan geared up for production. Given Besson’s work on The Fifth Element took a lot of influence from this same comic, we can only imagine how brilliant a proper adaptation will be. [Consequence of Sound] [Drawing by Jean-Claude Mézières]
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? We can. Phil Collins announced he’s plotting not only a new tour, but a new album, marking his first full LP in more than a decade after he announced his retirement way back when. “I’m no longer officially retired,” he told Rolling Stone. “The horse is out of the stable and I’m raring to go.” Is it weird if we say we’re excited to be trampled? [Rolling Stone] [Photo by Rachael Wright]
Carrie Brownstein is a superhuman. The singer-guitarist of Sleater-Kinney, one half of Portlandia, writer, critic, and more just published her own memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, and it’s even more incredible than all those accolades could prepare you for. On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, she talked about the book’s title, awkwardness, and what it means to be cool. For being dealt such a simple question, she sure knows how to answer it with profound perspective. [Pitchfork]
Record Store Day isn’t until the spring of next year, but the group is prepping for a Black Friday sale once again this fall. On November 27, one of the best picks of the litter isn’t new, but rather an exclusive box set from Nine Inch Nails titled Halo I-IV. Okay, so it is new, but not totally. Centered around Trent Reznor’s 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, the release includes four LPs, original 12″s, and the album in its original order. How early you will have to wake up to get in line for this one remains to be seen. [Pitchfork] [Photo by Nine Inch Nails]
Lucky moviegoers got to see Joanna Newsom‘s ethereal music video for “Divers” early last week when it screened in various movie theaters as a trailer. Of course, the internet exists, so now the rest of us can see it in its glory, albeit on much tinier screens. The title-track from her first LP in half a decade is as delicate as her vocals, mustering up a strange familiarity through seven minutes of cloudy skies and luscious landscapes designed by none other than Paul Thomas Anderson. Check it out above, but hold on to something. You may forget your still here on planet Earth. [Rolling Stone]
Alanis Morissette’s seminal Jagged Little Pill album gets a special 20th anniversary edition later this week. To celebrate, Canada’s CBC network has a handful of local artists covering tracks off the album. The best version to pop up so far is the most unlikely: Fucked Up tackling “All I Really Want”. Watch as the 1995 single turns into a brutal yet heartfelt rendition of a ’90s classic. We call this “perfection.” [Consequence of Sound]
That’s it for today’s Music Dispatch. Check back here on Friday for another wrap-up of music news!
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