How is the Rushmore soundtrack not a vinyl release already??? What kind of world do we live in that we had to wait until 2015 for this classic soundtrack to get the star treatment it so clearly deserves. At long last, the fantastic music that soundtracked Max Fischer’s antics in Wes Anderson’s 1998 film will be available on vinyl July 10. [Modern Vinyl]
On May 30 at 8PM, HBO will stream the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Trust us; you don’t want to miss it. Not only were Ringo Starr, Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett, and Bill Withers entered into the prestigious volume, but a handful of fist-in-the-air performances took place that night. Dave Grohl joined Jett for an energetic performance of “Cherry Bomb”. Beck and a very pregnant Karen O covered Lou Reed. Best of all, Ringo Starr gave farting advice. Who wouldn’t want to see that on national TV?
Even if they don’t play it live anymore, Radiohead’s forever popular single “Creep” will never leave them alone — fitting, given the title. Thanks to musicians far and wide, the song continues to get played, bringing it to the ears of new generations. The one voice we were waiting to hear cover it, though, has finally chirpped up, and boy is it gorgeous. The one and only Ingrid Michaelson stopped by Nerdist Podcast. During her time on the show, she whipped out her ukulele to do a spine-tingling rendition of the classic. Check out the clip in full right here. If your heart is all swollen from that, it’s worth checking out our Nerdist Podcast with her in full. [Nerdist]
Prepare yourself. Marilyn Manson‘s new video for “The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles” has arrived, and he brought director Francesco Carrozzini (Sia, A$AP Rocky, Beyonce) onboard. The black and white clip casts The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams as the tough fella ready to stand up to Marilyn Manson’s sharp-toothed fangs and cult-like status. With images this dark, The Pale Emperor cut comes to life with surprising vigor.
Take care of that mid-week boredom with a brand new album stream from Brandon Flowers. On The Desired Effect, The Killers frontman packs a whole lot of punch into singles “Can’t Deny My Love”, “Still Want You”, and “Lonely Town”. Give it a listen in full over at iTunes. The album cover may look like a spin on Dirty Dancing or West Side Story, but the songs use ’80s pop tropes to their advantage. It’s surprisingly on point. [iTunes]
As easy as it is to enter facepalm mode when reading about the US government, sometimes they surprise you with pretty incredible news. Two days ago, Kendrick Lamar was honored by the California State Senate, who named him the 35th Senate District’s Generational Icon. Senator Isadore Hall III praised Kendrick’s rise to international fame while still holding close ties to his hometown of Compton. To hit the point home, Kendrick then gave a speech following Hall’s words where he talked about the importance of giving back of the community. Talk about good news. [Complex]
Boston rock trio Lady Bones are much more than that genre implies. Their post-punk grit and grunge tone mask the pop melodies of a band who know how to write unconventional hits. Their debut full-length, Dying, may come out at the end of June, but the three fellas sound like they’ve been making records for years. With equal parts Nirvana grunge, Cloud Nothings angst, and the Greys guitar tones, “Botch” hits close to home while still sounding pleasantly unique. We’re predicting big things from the trio. [Stereogum]
Don’t deny it: LCD Soundsystem has soundtracked at least one night of your life. Maybe it’s when your friend was moving to a different state and you all screamed “Where are your friends tonight?” in unison. Maybe it was when you played Burnout for seven straight hours and “Daft Punk Is Playing at My House” got you thru to the finish line. Maybe it was when you saw them play their final show at Madison Square Garden before breaking up in 2011. The American dance-punk group are for celebrating the happiest times, and now frontman James Murphy will keep the good times coming with a brand new wine bar.
The bar, titled Four Horsemen, will open in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood in early June. There will be up to 350 wine selections in addition to food options. His wife, Christina Topsoe, is a partner in the bar. He’s designed it specially so that you don’t have to shout to talk with friends. “That’s why it doesn’t sound cavernous,” he told the Times. “All people will know is that they’re happy. They’ll not feel the unpleasantness.”
Check back here on Friday for this week’s final Music Dispatch!