Thank god for girls… L.A. girls, to be specific. Weezer have the next single off their upcoming album, The White Album, ready for consumption. With it comes a ridiculous video. But, before you go down the Weezer hole, read up on a new J Dilla track, Lush’s new music video, Pitchfork Music Festival’s incredible lineup, FKA Twigs’ sultry video, Julian Casablancas’ cover of The Velvet Underground, and album streams worth spinning this weekend.
Rivers Cuomo is a child again. A lil’ look-alike heads to the beach in Weezer‘s “LA Girlz” video to get sucked into Snapchat and eventually meet a brunette babe. It’s cute and innocent, acting as somewhat of a parallel to the song’s similarities to old school Weezer. All in all, it’s a nice combo that has us excited for The White Album to come out on April 1st. [Rolling Stone]
Not a day goes by where the rap world doesn’t miss J Dilla. Now, almost 15 years after label troubles and legal battles, the musician’s lost vocal album, 2002’s The Diary, is set to be released on April 15. J Dilla recruited a group of stellar producers—Pete Rock, Madlib, and Hi-Tek to name a few—to complement his own production skills. The album’s opening track, aptly titled “The Introduction,” has just surfaced and can be heard above. It’s okay to tear up. We won’t judge you. [Rolling Stone]
Lush reunited for their first shows in 20 years (which will take place this year). To celebrate, they’re releasing their first set of new recordings since 1996. The band has shared single “Out of Control” off said EP, titled Blind Spot, along with a video directed by Martin Masai Andersen and Kim Thue. It’s sweet, melodic, and poetic. In other words, it’s a Lush song. [Pitchfork]
Once again, Pitchfork Music Festival has knocked their niche lineup out of the park. From July 15 to July 17, Chicago’s Union Park will see a flood of top tier bands take over three stages. Broken Social Scene, Sufjan Stevens, FKA Twigs, Beach House, Carly Rae Jepsen, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Miguel, and more are set to play. Check out the full lineup here and snag tickets here. [Pitchfork]
Valentine’s Day may have passed, but that doesn’t mean you have to turn down the romance. FKA Twigs shared a video for new single “Good to Love.” As the song title suggests, it’s intimate, warm, and somewhat lustful; the video expands on that with closeups of her face and shots of her feet toiling in bed. It should sound extra appealing when she breaks out that haunting voice live on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon next Wednesday. [Rolling Stone]
It’s been nearly three years since Lou Reed passed away. For The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, Reed is still in the forefront of his mind. He released a cover of The Velvet Underground’s hit “Run Run Run” that remains surprisingly true to the original version. Considering how much he looked up to him, it’s no surprise Casablancas kept it simple. Check it out above. [Conequence of Sound]
It’s Friday, which means a bunch of new albums are available to stream online (or, you know, buy a physical copy of). Two of our most anticipated releases for this week, Animal Collective‘s Painting With and Wild Nothing‘s Life of Pause, can be heard in full now. Give ’em a listen and watch as your weekend turns into the chilled-out vibe fest you were hoping for. Adios, stress. [Consequence of Sound]
Have a great weekend! We’ll see you back here on Monday for another Music Dispatch!
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