Bring out the brownies. Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart just got a proper TV cooking show together. That’s not the only news worth passing around. David Lynch appears on Chrysta Bell’s new EP, Janelle Monae dropped an addicting single, New Order has a beer on the way, and Bon Iver plans on debuting their new album this Friday live.
Ask your local pothead what the best food to eat is and he will probably tell you that it doesn’t matter what the food is along as there’s a little smoke beforehand. Well, that pal may have a new cooking show worth falling in love with. VH1 announced a new show will come on air this fall that stars Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. The show, aptly titled Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party, will “exemplify America’s fascination with food, entertaining, and celebrity,” according to Stewart. What’s Snoop Dogg think of it? “My homegirl, Martha and I have a special bond that goes back. We’re gonna be cooking, drinking, and having a good time with our exclusive friends. Can’t wait for you to see how we roll together!” Sign us up. [Pitchfork]
At the start of October, dream pop singer Chrysta Bell will release a new EP. If you aren’t familiar with her work, you now have a good reason to be. Somewhere in the Nowhere sees none other than director and musician David Lynch collaborating with her. Preview what their work sounds like with “Beat the Beat.” “The first time I saw her perform, I thought she was like an alien,” Lynch said in a press release. “The most beautiful alien ever.” Weird? A bit, yes, but that makes it all the more interesting. [Consequence of Sound]
It may have been a while since Janelle Monae last put out an album, but the rock and R&B powerhouse hasn’t been sitting idly. Monae has talked on panels, performed for the President, co-wrote a song First Lady Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott, and a few other oh-so-impressive things, too. Now, Monae offers up “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down),” a song written for the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming musical series called The Get Down. The series premieres on Netflix come August 12. If her song is any indication, it will be full of ’70s grooving, upbeat times, and the power of music=. [Consequence of Sound]
Thirsty? There’s a new beer on the market and it sounds like it may help you get your life in order. Back in 2015, New Order released an incredible comeback album called Music Complete. One of the album’s songs, “Stray Dog,” will get a physical release in a new form: beer. Moorhouse’s Brewery in Burnley is putting out a golden ale called Stray Dog that has hints of citrus fruit and lychee with a bit of biterness. Don’t go running to their site quite yet. The beer won’t be available until the fall. [Pitchfork]
Ticketholders heading to Eaux Claires festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin this weekend are in for a big treat. The festival is run and organized by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National. It’s logical for Vernon to do a big surprise with his band there, but this year looks like it will be more special than ever. Bon Iver will premiere their new album at a live performance at the festival this weekend on Friday, August 12. The title and release date haven’t been announced, but the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled LP seem to have something to do with the words “22 Days.” Check out Bon Iver’s Instagram to see how many images and graphics they’ve been posting with clues. Murals have appeared in Brooklyn suggesting the album is imminent as well. Then, of course, there is this teaser clip. Check it out above and try not to let the hype get the best of you (We’re looking at you, Frank Ocean). [Consequence of Sound]
That’s it for today. See you back here on Friday for another Music Dispatch!