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02/02/2018
Jasmine Albertson
Lykke Li // Photo by Brittany Feenstra

Swedish songstress Lykke Li has taken a break from her recent work with supergroup LIV to share a cover of Jim Croce's `1972 hit "Time in a Bottle." Her most recent releases were the songs "Heaven" and "Hurt to Live" with LIV, which is comprised of Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, and Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John. Her last album was 2014's I Never Learn. [ Pitchfork ]

 

Mercury Award-winning musician Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes has created the theme song for the new BBC/Netflix series Requiem. The haunting song is called "Aigra" and was made with the help of award-winning film composer Dominik Scherrer. Requiem airs on BBC 1 tonight and will eventually be released internationally on Netflix. Khan released the most recent Bat For Lashes album, The Bride, in 2016. [ Consequence of Sound ]

 

Thom Yorke has partnered with Rag & Bone to soundtrack the fashion line's new short film "Why Can't We Get Along." The film stars Kate Mara and Ansel Elgort, who are swarmed by an army of dancers from the American Ballet Theater, moving all around them. Choreographer Benjamin Millipied co-directed the film with Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington. Yorke has previously soundtracked a number of Rag & Bone runway shows. His last solo album was 2014's Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. [ Rolling Stone ]

 

Albert Hammond Jr. just announced the release of his fourth solo album titled Francis Trouble due for release March 9 from Red Bull Records. The Strokes guitarist shared the album's first single "Muted Beatings," debuting the song in a live performance on Conan. Francis Trouble was inspired by the stillbirth of Hammond Jr.'s twin brother Francis. His last solo album was 2015's Momentary Masters. Hammond Jr. will stop by Seattle on his upcoming tour, playing the Crocodile on Tuesday, April 10. [ SPIN ]
 

 

Yesterday, we heard Dan Auerbach's contribution to Amazon Music's Valentine Day-themed playlist "Love Me, Love Me Not" and today another song has been unveiled, this one from Bay Area musician Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte). Called "Hot Bread," Duterte says the song was inspired by a one night stand with a former lover. Duterte released Everybody Works last year via Polyvinyl and last week shared the Pirouette 7-inch containing to songs from the Everybody Works sessions that didn't make the album. Catch Jay Som at Neumos on Thursday, February 15 with Japanese Breakfast and Hand Habits. [ Under the Radar ]

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