It wouldn’t be the middle of the week without a bunch of overlooked music news, would it? First off, Trent Reznor released an unheard Gone Girl track and may be working on a Fight Club rock opera. Secondly, Sleater-Kinney gave an epic video chat for teen girls with advice on romantic pursuits and dating woes. Then A$AP Rocky sang in the back of a car with Rod Stewart, Loud Boyz blew us away with “FYK”, Dan Deacon did a bunch of cool remixes, Battles shared their artsy album cover, and Dogs on Acid have an emo pop song to end your day. Let’s give ’em a listen, shall we?
Chuck Palahniuk wrote Fight Club. Then he made a Fight Club 2 comic. Now, if the rumors are correct, there’s a whole lot more. During San Diego Comic-Con, Palahniuk reportedly told entertainment reporter Jeff Goldsmith that director David Fincher was working on a Fight Club “rock opera” with none other than Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor–a pairing he teased earlier this year. Given the two worked together on Gone Girl, that makes sense.
The most recent word from Reznor came the morning of July 15 when he shared a score outtake from Gone Girl titled “Abandoned Sets”. Reznor hasn’t confirmed any Fight Club work as being true, but there’s Twitter evidence that suggests this is really happening. Maybe he’s quiet because he’s following the #1 rule: don’t talk about Fight Club. [Nerdist]
When it comes to kickass shredding, look no farther than Sleater-Kinney. When it comes to solid love advice, look no farther than Sleater-Kinney, too. Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker took to photobooth to record a quick video filled with advice to teen girls as a part of Rookie’s excellent video series Ask a Grown Man/Woman. The two dish out great advice on how to break up with someone, when to kiss someone, and how to break the news that you’re crushin’ on a pal. Seeing the parallel of their sweet answers next to their merciless music makes for extra charm. [Rookie]
Old and new go well together. Watch this video as proof. On The Late Late Show With James Corden, rapper extraordinaire A$AP Rocky sang karaoke with 70-year-old Rod Stewart while driving around in an SUV. Corden and Stewart sing “Everyday”, Rocky does mega-censored At.Long.Last.A$AP single. [People Magazine]
Washington D.C. is known for it’s ’80s hardcore scene, but it’s time to listen up. Their current day hardcore scene is making a name for itself, too. Front and center is Loud Boyz, a DIY punk group that channels the city’s history through straight shredding and intense moshing. Up da punx and flip your fingers. It’s time to get hxc \m/ [Nerdist]
In honor of Moogfest announcing its 2016 dates (May 19 – 22 if you’re curious), the festival has shared a brand new EP, Translational Drifts: Moogfest Volume 1. On it, a bunch of electronic musicians that played the festival cover the genre’s giants. Our favorites? Dan Deacon does Brian Eno’s “1/1”, Julianna Barwick covers Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream”, and Moses Sumney takes on the epic sprawler “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson. [Moogfest]
After announcing their world tour, experimental math rock trio Battles have finally announced they have a new album on the way. La Di Da Di comes out September 18 via Warp. It’s their first album since 2011’s Gloss Drop and they somehow managed to outdo their awesome ice cream cover from last time. Breakfast food has never looked so clean–or so hilarious. [Pitchfork]
Dogs on Acid sound familiar, even if their name is new. The Philadelphia emo band are a bit of supergroup if you have a pension for low-key indie emo. Formed by members of Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing, and more, the band gathered together to work on a brand new full-length. Get a taste of what’s to come with “The Prick”, a joyful number that sees them writing some of their most punchy, loose, and memorable work yet.
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