So it’s only Monday and there’s already an influx of new music for you to get through. Earlier today, we told you about Shia LaBoeuf’s crazy new role in a Sigur Ros video, "rap game Taylor Swift" Kitty Pryde and a stacked-upon-stacked Fleetwood Mac tribute album featuring Best Coast, the New Pornographers and more. Oh, and some dude named Paul McCartney turned 70 today, which is a big deal, or something.
Cat Power – "Sun"
There was buzz for a while about a new Cat Power album for a while, but Chan Marshall will release Sun, her first album of new material since 2007′s The Greatest, on Sept. 4th on Matador. A video was released today introducing first single "Ruin," a catchy, driving geography lessons (countries all over the globe get name-dropped). There’s not much to the video, but it’s worth it to check out the new song.
Childish Gambino – "Shoulda Known"
The Rapper Otherwise Known as Donald Glover/Troy Barnes has been leaking collaborations with the likes of Heems and Beck, all with fans speculating the imminent release of a mixtape. Here’s the latest in a long line of hints. Listen over at Complex.
Twin Shadow – "Five Seconds"
George Lewis Jr., the brains behind Twin Shadow, based the video for his new track, "Five Seconds," on a novel he co-wrote called Night of the Silver Sun. And the whole thing has a very cinematic quality to it, from the tough-guy voiceover to the epic motorcycle ride through the woods to a fight with shirtless masked baddies. The Keith Musil-directed clip appeared on a massive billboard in Times Square as part of the Art Takes Times Square project.
This isn’t new by any means, but now it’s, like, official or something. This has been your weekly reminder that Fiona Apple’s new album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do, is now out (as of Friday), and that there’s now a video for the first single, "Every Single Night," as well. Still got it.