This week in music news, Macklemore released a song about being a daddy and Lenny Kravitz’s dick decided it was ready for its turn in the limelight. But while Little Lenny was playing peek-a-boo, you might have missed these great new songs and videos that were released this week…
MAC DEMARCO – “CHANGE THE WORLD” (ERIC CLAPTON COVER)
While we await the release of his new mini-album Another One, Mac DeMarco treated us to his contribution track off The Editorial Magazine’s upcoming cassette tape release. Editorial & Friends will feature a collection of unreleased songs from artists like Blood Orange and Blue Hawaii. Mac’s secret donation comes in the form of a sedating take on Eric Clapton’s Grammy winning tune “Change the World.”
WIDOWSPEAK – “DEAD LOVE (SO STILL)”
In a few weeks, New York duo Widowspeak will welcome their third full-length release to the world, and from what we’ve heard thus far, we should all be waiting with open arms. While their first two LPs introduced us to their unique meld of foreboding folk and Spagetti Western twang, their latest is indicates a much flirtier tone. Listen to “Dead Love (So Still)” and escape into its lovey adolescence.
All Yours is due out September 4th via Captured Tracks. Pre-order it here
HAIM – “’CAUSE I’M A MAN” (TAME IMPALA COVER)”
Yesterday sister trio HAIM treated BBC Radio 1 listeners to their irresistible cover of Tame Impala’s slow-groove Currents single “’Cause I’m a Man.” Hearing HAIM’s vocals combined with Tame Impala’s dazed instrumentals will leave you salivating at the thought a HAIM Impala super group.
ATMOSPHERE – “SUNSHINE”
In celebration of their label Rhymesayers’ 20th anniversary, Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere revisited their 2007 classic “Sunshine” with a special edition music video. The video was produced entirely with solar power.
FOALS – “A KNIFE IN THE OCEAN”
Yannis and co. are going big with the release of every single off their forthcoming LP What Went Down. Whether they’re testing the new GoPro Spherical or sharing gripping five-minute visual narratives, every headline that includes “Foals” and “New” is worth exploring. Their latest track “A Knife in the Ocean” was introduced in a live BBC Radio 1 performance, but this week they served up the studio version with a stirring lyric video.
What Went Down is due out August 28th via Warner Music. Pre-order your copy here.