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Elvis Costello – “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding”
Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme have teamed up and released a cover of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,” originally written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The song was made popular by Elvis Costello and The Attractions on their 1979 album Armed Forces. Listen to the cover here.
David Bowie – “Let’s Dance”
Bowie fans rejoice! The live album LiveandWell.com has finally been released on major streaming platforms! LiveandWell.com was only available if you subscribed to Bowie’s ISP BowieNet, which no longer exists. The record is one of three remastered live albums that are set to be released digitally over the coming months. Stream the record here.
Sonic Youth – “100%”
Former Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo has been sharing rare live recordings and releases on Bandcamp, and he recently shared 1998’s Amarillo Ramp (for Robert Smithson). Today, Ranaldo has shared a video for the album’s closing track, which is a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation,” featuring the late Epic Soundtracks on drums. The video comes packed with footage of friends and fans from across the world. Stream it here.
Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
One of the most influential post-punk bands Joy Division will be releasing a limited edition reissue of their 1980 album Closer. The album, which turns 40 this year will be pressed to “crystal clear vinyl” and will include remastered singles such as “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” “Transmission,” and “Atmosphere.” The vinyl and streaming will be released on July 17th via Rough Trade.
Prince – “Purple Rain”
Prince and the Revolution’s Live 1985 concert is streaming all weekend long for COVID-19 Relief. The legendary concert was filmed toward the end of the “Purple Rain” tour in Syracuse, New York on March 30th, 1985, and now you can stream the concert here.