Gil Scott-Heron
“New York Is Killing Me” [feat. Nas]

I’m New Here was released February 9 on XL Recordings. Check out Nas’ added rhymes. New York is just killing him.

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Gotan Project

“La Gloria”

Gotan Project’s latest gotan project is Tango 3.0, due for release April 20 on XL Recordings. In other news, Godspeed You! Black Emperor have ended their hiatus.

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Owen Pallett

“Lewis Takes Off His Shirt (Dan Deacon Remix)”

Owen Pallett’s remix EP is due June 22 on Domino, digitally and on 12-inch. It features remixes of “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt” by Benoit Pioulard, CFCF, and, of course, Dan Deacon. Simon Bookish and Max Tundra offer remixes, too, so, you know, you should, you know, consider buying it, you know?

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Jeremy Jay


Jeremy Jay’s new album, Splash, is due and/or will make its “splash” on May 25. Through K Records, of course.

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Johnny Rotten

Interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live

John Lydon talks about the Public Image Ltd reunion. As Billy Corgan once sang, “I’m in love with you (so in love!).”

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Mates of State

“Laura” [Girls cover]

Mates of State are releasing a covers album, Crushes (The Covers Mixtape), this summer. It features covers of artists like Daniel Johnston, Belle & Sebastian, The Mars Volta, Tom Waits, and of course Girls. What, no cover of Burning Star Core?

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