Hey friends, it is officially time to rock out with your Spock out during another installment of Nerdist’s Music Dispatch. Today we’ve got some goodies from some news about and music from of our favorite rock musicians, including Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Tom Morello (formerly of Rage Against The Machine), and Robert Plant. Also we’ve got a video of motherf-king ducks performing the DuckTales theme song, so you are welcome. We hope you guys enjoy!
Tom Morello, the former Rage Against The Machine guitarist, released a defiantly catchy protest song about Ferguson. Using the Nightwatchman moniker, Morello has been known to stick it to the man by wailing on his guitar. [Rolling Stone]
La Roux is the best! Check out her vintage call-in hotline themed music video for her upbeat track, “Kiss And Not Tell”.
Look at these cute ass ducks singing the DuckTales theme song
Ty Segall released a music video for his psych-rock jam “Manipulator”. If you go to his website you can manipulate the music video and have a baby’s head be the sun in a desert (sup, Teletubbies). You should also check out our recent interview with the garage rocker–he knows so much about music. [New York Times]
Parquet Courts, the wryly comedic rockers from New York released a live video for their track “Bodies”. It has an awesome home video VHS aesthetic, but I think my favorite parts are the interpolated pictures of that neon tiger. [Pitchfork]
Jessica Lea Mayfield released an entrancing, purple-drenched video for her new song “No Fun”. The video was shot at Chicago’s The Empty Bottle, which is one of the best places that exists on earth if you are into new music and nice people.
Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian, has released another trailer for his film God Help The Girl. The story looks unbelievably charming, cute, and smart #notsurprising. Also, Gillie from Game of Thrones is a costar!
BRONCHO are currently streaming their debut album, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman. The second track, “Class Historian” is one of my favorite songs of the year.
The Replacements will be performing on the Tonight Show 30 years after being banned from SNL for being way too drunk to play their instruments or remember entire verses. Time heals all wounds, and we are very excited to see Paul Westerberg and the gang on Tuesday night, September 9. [Stereogum].
Stream new albums from My Brightest Diamond, Lia Ices, Lowell, and Steelism over at NPR.
Julian Casablancas released another song from his upcoming album with his new band The Voidz. [BBC Radio 6].
Tom Hiddleston stopped by Michigan’s Wheatland Music Festival and performed Hank Williams’ “Move It On Over”.