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David Bowie – “Changes”
Celebrating the music of David Bowie continues with the release of a special Record Store Day rarity live album. A rare live David Bowie album will be released on April 18th, 2020, titled I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74). The album features unreleased tapes from shows in Nashville and Detroit that took place in 1974, and it will be available in a 2LP and 2CD format.
Pavement – “Cut Your Hair”
Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus has shared a new track called “Brainwashed” via an acoustic performance video. The new clip sees Malkmus performing an intimate rendition of the track on acoustic guitar at La Fontain de Belleville in Paris. The track truly revolves around Malkmus’ lyricism, as he croons lines like, “Brainwash me, brainwash me/ Please take these old thoughts away/ Scatter and smother and cover/ Them down where they lay/ I could care less where they land.” Watch the clip here.
Sonic Youth – “Kool Thing”
An update in the lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG) confirms that records from 19 artists, including Sonic Youth, were “affected” in the 2008 Universal Studios Hollywood fire. The filing, obtained by Pitchfork, shows that amongst these artists are Nirvana, Elton John, R.E.M., Jimmy Eat World, Slayer, Soundgarden, and Beck.
INXS – “Never Tear Us Apart”
The National are set to cover INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” for a new Songs For Australia benefit album. The compilation, which was organized by Australian singer-songwriter Julia Stone, will see artists covering will-known tunes, with Kurt Vile covering Nick Cave’s “Stranger Than Kindness” and Dermot Kennedy covering Matt Corby’s “Resolution.”
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
Battle royale video game Fortnite has added Rick Astley’s iconic shuffle Rick Roll dance as an emote. The new emote, which is called “Never Gonna” will allow players to Rick Roll their fellow gamers, but first they have to purchase the emote at the in-game store for $5 USD.