Daily Round-Up For July 19, 2013
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Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail has been out for only a couple of weeks. Did you expect for there to be any shortage of Jay-Z news today? But today’s story is actually one of the more interesting that we’ve seen. Apparently, Jay-Z has changed his name. He now goes by Jay Z. That hyphen is a big deal, apparently. Check out the full story at Pitchfork to see where the changes are already going down.
When frontman Daniel Blumberg quit Yuck to focus on a solo project, many speculated that the indie group would simply shrivel up into obscurity. But no, the band is soldiering on without their singer, and today they released a new song, aptly titled Rebirth. They’re allowing free downloads of the track, so if you’re interested, you can go pick one up at Stereogum.
The Smashing Pumpkins have put out a previously unreleased acoustic version of their hit single 1979. This was the song that put them on the map, and years later, it’s still one of their strongest tracks. If you fancy a listen, just head back to The Line of Best Fit.
The Kings of Leon are back! After a lengthy hiatus, the band have finally begun work on a new record, and today they released the first single from that effort, Supersoaker. If you’re a fan go check it out at Oh So Fresh! And in slightly related news, Wavves front man Nathan Williams is not too happy about the band naming their song like the 2011 Wavves track of the same name. You can see his rant back at Pitchfork Media.
When Feed Me announced his decision to take a hiatus as a musician this year, the only silver lining was his promise to return with a new album of fresh tunes. And today it seems he has lived up to his promise! This week he tweeted that the record could be expected in early September, along with some extra tunes from he and his buddies. Hopefully it was worth the hiatus! And hopefully Knife Party’s Rob Swire, who took the same route earlier this year, will return with a similar fervor. Either way, this is good for music. If you’d like to check out the news and read Feed Me’s full tweet, you can do so by following the link back to The Dancing Astronaut.
And that is all the news we have for today folks! Hope you have a great day! You can check out my other articles here. Have questions, comments, suggestions, or love? Or do you have an opinion on any of the music featured in today’s Round-Up? I’m dying to hear from you! As always, you can contact me through my email, or through Twitter @RobinCopple1. If you would like, I can include your message in a future edition of the Round-Up!
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