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Pixies – “Wave of Mutilation”
’90s alternative rock band the Pixies have just released a trailer for their podcast series, It’s a Pixies Podcast. The podcast came about when the Pixies were set to record their forthcoming album, Beneath the Eyrie, last December, which prompted them to decide to do something different. They had taped the entire process of what goes on in the studio, such as the songwriting, recording, and mixing for the album, while allowing British music journalist Tony Fletcher to watch and witness the whole thing.
Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Beastie Boys are set to release a deluxe version of To The 5 Boroughs with b-sides, rarities, and remixes. The release will be a celebration of the album’s 15th anniversary, and will see remixes from Just Blaze, J. Wizzle, and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon. The Beastie Boys are also set to drop a limited edition 3-inch edition of “Sabotage” in honour of the 25th anniversary of Ill Communication.
Talking Heads – “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”
New wave band Talking Heads dropped “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” in November 1983 as the second single from Speaking in Tongues. It was quite the standup track at the time, and has been covered time and time again by huge artists like Arcade Fire and Iron & Wine. On the concert film Stop Making Sense, David Byrne describes the track as “a love song made up almost completely of non sequiturs, phrases that may have a strong emotional resonance but don’t have any narrative qualities.”
Violent Femmes – “Add It Up”
Violent Femmes have released “Another Chorus,” their second single from their forthcoming album, Hotel Last Resort. “Another Chorus” is one of two songs that was literally written a week before going into the studio, which frontman Gordon Gano shared. Gano went on to say that, “No one in the band had heard the song, and we hadn’t played it before recording it. When we were recording it, the general feeling was that there’s something here, and after recording what we thought was the take, our producer Ted Hutt implored us to revisit it because something was missing, and I’m glad we did.”
The Clash – “I Fought The Law”
The Clash dropped their own rendition of Bobby Fuller’s cover of “I Fought the Law” after listening to the track on jukeboxes at the Automatt studio. They then released their own cover on the EP The Cost of Living in 1979, and it even made it to their renowned self-titled album. This track was revolutionary for The Clash, as it brought them to their first bit of airplay in the United States, and is still one of the most popular versions of the original track, which was by Sonny Curtis of the Crickets.