Daily Round-Up For February 4, 2014
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On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, house band The Roots like to have special guests to sit in and play some smooth tunes. Some great names have stopped by over the years, but this night was special as Late Night was graced by an especially pleasant presence in the form of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. You can find the full episode back at Stereogum.
The new Bee Gees-inspired song by Broken Bells Holding On For Life is already worming its way into our collective brain as is, but that doesn’t mean the track doesn’t also warrant a remix. And this weekend, it received one from Vampire Weekend’s bassist Baio. You can hear it in full back at The Line of Best Fit.
The Cure have announced a new record, entitled 4:14 Scream. The album will be their 14th overall and their first in six years. The storied group is also embarking on a new tour in late 2014. Be on the lookout for more information about that in the future, but for now you can find the whole story back at Consequence of Sound.
This weekend Imagine Dragons were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live this weekend, where they turned in two great performances. Their performance of Radioactive benefited from the addition of rapper Kendrick Lamar, who offered a furious verse just as he did at the Grammys. Check the video out for yourself at Stereogum.
Kanye West always has a new project in the works, and this time around it looks like the lucky man to get to work with him is none other than Chief Keef. A photo has surfaced of the two presumably working on new music. We’ll keep you posted, but in the meantime check out the whole story back at The Line of Best Fit.
And in an unexpected move, Daft Punk’s Grammy-winning album Random Access Memories rode that wave of praise all the way back up to No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 Charts. As the album has come full circle in its lifespan, it seems that every last bit of hype surrounding the new Daft Punk release was worthwhile: it swept on Grammy night, was a critics’ darling, and it is now a two-time Billboard No. 1 record. The full story can be found at Dancing Astronaut.
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