Kanye West and Jay-Z
Kanye West, Jay-Z, “H.A.M.” — all three will appear on Watch the Throne, reportedly due in March via Def Jam. Visit the album’s Facebook page (yes, the album has a Facebook page) to hear “H.A.M.” Then do other stuff on Facebook.
“Super Duper Rescue Heads!”
“Super Duper Rescue Heads!” is off Deerhoof’s new album, Deerhoof vs. Evil, which is due January 25 via Polyvinyl. Thank Pitchfork, not us, for the vid!
• Deerhoof: http://www.myspace.com/deerhoof
“Love Will Tear Us Apart” [Joy Division karaoke]
According to Liz Louche over at the TMT News Department, Björk performed some duets with “environmentalist/reporter/entertainer” Ómar Ragnarsson at an Icelandic karaoke marathon this week. What she didn’t tell you (because she didn’t know) was that Björk also performed a solo karaoke version of Joy Division’s cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”!! Check it out above. (Thanks to Jared for the tip.)
• Björk: http://bjork.com
Chocolate Grinder Mix 44
“Penniless And Rootin’ For A Saw Tooth”
This mix goes for broke and doesn’t look back. Leaving all imitators in their wake, this collection of artists are pushing their synthesizers to new levels of noise and distortion that even a fervent drone fan could appreciate. While most of the entries here are fairly accessible, the depths that both Dolby Anol plumb, and the heights that We Love Machines ascend might leave a few people reaching for their ear plugs. The rest of us will pump our fists gloriously in the air while running full tilt on the gym treadmill.
02. We Are Machines - “Scissors” (Single)
• Start time: 3:57; Links: We Are Machines
09. MRTN X Pomp - “High (Raw Mix)” (Single)
• Start time: 36:44; Links: MRTN
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]
Murs & 9th Wonder
“I Used To Love Her (Again)” [Common cover]
Murs & 9th Wonder have released a video for “I Used To Love Her (Again),” a cover of Common’s “I Used to Love H.E.R” (released on his 1994 album, Resurrection). The Murs/9th Wonder version can be found, heard, and digested on their latest album, Fornever.
• Murs: http://mursworld.com
We’re really glad that Kurt Vile decided to change the cover art for Smoke Ring For My Halo, his forthcoming Matador release, but that’s not going to stop us from using the old one! Check it out above, and check out the new version at Matador. Then check out the version above again.
“Jesus Fever” is off said album, which is due March 8.