Welcome back to your triweekly dose of all the music news that matters. If you were a cute lil literate alien who beamed down once every 500 years to understand what “life” or “culture” was, I am pretty sure that the Nerdist Music Dispatch would be the internet version of the Gold Record on Voyager 1. Well, not really–I think I am just excited that I get to share Lil B’s new emoji app. In any case, let’s get to the hard hitting news that matters most today.
PBS shared an animated Blank on Blank interview of Michael Jackson with audio recordings from a 1980 interview with John Pidgeon. It offers a really intimate look into the singer’s outlook on creative output before his life became an unstoppable and terminal pop cultural whirlwind.
Angel Olsen is one of the best young American songwriters operating in the genres of country and rock. Yesterday she announced the deluxe edition of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, which will come out November 17. Listen to “All Right Now” a new bonus track right here, and watch her music video for “High & Wild” below.
Hatsune Miku, everyone’s favorite cyber celebrity, will have her debut late night performance when she takes the stage of The Late Show with David Letterman on October 8. For a little taste of what you can expect to see, check the video below:
Sweet dreams are made of thiiiis: Annie Lennox is streaming “I Put A Spell On You” from her upcoming covers album, Nostalgia. Very sensual, very spooky. [Pop And On]
The Foo Fighters released the first trailer for their upcoming HBO series Sonic Highways, which debuts October 17.
Lil B a/k/a Based God now officially has an app full of the Lil B-themed emojis, or, Basedmojis. This is the most important thing that will happen to you today. The description reads: “This Is A Very Rare App Designed And Developed By Lil B himself!!! COLLECT THIS APP AND SPREAD AROUND THE WORLD! This app was created by Lil B to have fun with your friends and family and celebrate the life of Lil B! I LOVE YOU! – Lil B” [Pitchfork]