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Music Dispatch: Olivia Wilde Directed Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ New Video

Music Dispatch: Olivia Wilde Directed Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ New Video

Actress, director, producer, activist, model: Olivia Wilde does it all. The renaissance woman is using her skills to help out Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with their new video, “No Love Like Yours,” which she directed. When you’re done watching it in its glory, read up on Coachella’s plans to broadcast in virtual reality, Peter Bjorn and John’s LP announcement, Andrew Bird’s single, Bat For Lashes chilling track, ex-Vampire Weekend member Rostam’s solo work, and Frankie Cosmos’ quiet number “On The Lips.”

On April 15, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros return with their new album, PersonA. It’s the first time all ten band members wrote songs together. To make the most of that accomplishment, they asked Olivia Wilde to turn their music into something even more magical for “No Love Like Yours.” The song’s music video, which Wilde directed, takes place in New Orleans where iPhones capture a parade of joy. [Consequence of Sound]

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Image Credit: Coachella Music and Arts Festival

Coachella has been around for 16 years. It’s about time they shake things up. The major music festival plans to send ticket holders a cardboard virtual reality viewer as part of their welcome package. Before they arrive at the fest, they can connect it to the mobile app to view 360-degree panoramic tours as well as performances by Matt and Kim, Gallant, and more. Welcome to the future, maaaan. [Consequence of Sound]

It’s been five years since the last Peter Bjorn and John album, but alas, the Swedish indie pop act are back. Breakin’ Point drops June 10. Expect lots of glittery, giddy, rock-based jams. Don’t believe us? Give lead single “What You Talking About?” a listen above to see for yourself. [Rolling Stone]

Andrew Bird has been steadily rolling out singles to prep for the release of his new album, Are You Serious. Next on his schedule is “Roma Fade,” a quick jaunt that sees Bird in the spotlight. “It’s about the wordless dialogue between the watcher and the watched and the fine line between romance and creepiness,” he explains in the press release. Keep your ears peeled to hear how the observer changes in this dynamic and how the watched totally makes it out unchanged. [Consequence of Sound]

Bat For Lashes is as mysterious as she is bold. On new single, “In God’s House,” the goth pop queen gets even more chilling than usual, moving through choppy beats in a somehow angelic way. The whole thing adds to the concept of the album, The Bride, where a woman embarks on her honeymoon alone after her fiance died in a crash. It’s almost like Halloween has come early. [Rolling Stone]

Vampire Weekend lost founding member Rostam Batmanglij when he decided to go solo in January of this year. Fans may be surprised to know he’s departing from the band’s Martha’s Vineyard vibes. Rostam crafts a trap-like electronic beat on “Gravity Don’t Pull Me” that’s somehow uptempo despite being a ballad structure. It’s heart-broken and full of emotion. Do you need a hug, Rostam? [Pitchfork]

Frankie Cosmos is a few weeks away from the release of her new album, Next Thing. In anticipation, she’s shared a new version of “On the Lips.” While the original version on 2013’s I’m Sorry I’m Hi Let’s Go was a bit quieter, this one picks up in pace and volume, fleshing itself out to have a fuller quality. It’s the perfect thing to guide you into the weekend, no matter if you’re trying to chill or get amped. [Pitchfork]

Enjoy the weekend! Come back here on Monday for another Music Dispatch!

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