Daily Round-Up For October 30, 2013
Hello music aficionados! Welcome to the Daily Round-Up, redOrbit’s one and only assortment of all the latest and greatest music news of the day. Let’s get right to business!
The ubiquitous Pharrell has made the decision to expand his resume once more – the singer and producer has signed on to provide the score for the upcoming superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The full is story is at 2dopeboyz.
The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala are prepping a double EP where they trade covers. The first preview of that effort has premiered this week, as the band performed a cover of the Tame Impala track Elephant. The full video is back at Consequence of Sound.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra premiered a new EP this week, and they have now made the entire Blue Record EP available to stream via KCRW. You can listen back at Stereogum.
There’s another new EP up for streaming this week, courtesy of the indie band Tennis. Their Small Sound EP, which is to be released next week, can be heard in full right now, thanks to Pitchfork Advance.
Only days after Holy Ghost! reworked the Drake tune Hold On, We’re Going Home, another high-profile artist has provided the rapper with a remix. Producer and singer James Blake has released his take on the track Come Thru. You can hear it for yourself back at Consequence of Sound.
On the heels of the absolutely tragic news that Lou Reed has passed away, musicians the world over are providing tributes to the landmark musician. You can hear tribute covers from the Arctic Monkeys, Twin Shadow, and Neil Young back at The Line of Best Fit.
On the heels of Arcade Fire’s highly anticipated new album Reflektor, NPR has released a video of an entire concert by the band. If you’ve ever wanted to see an Arcade Fire concert live, this is the next best thing. Be sure to check it out back at NPR Music.
YouTube has announced this week that they are throwing their hats in the ring with Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and iTunes Radio by rolling out a streaming subscription music service. There will be a free and premium option for the offerings, and would ostensibly make great use of YouTube’s superior music video capabilities. Looks like the streaming wars are beginning to heat up! You can read all of the details back at 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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