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04/06/2018
Jasmine Albertson
photo by Matthew B. Thompson

Spoon has unveiled a remix of “Can I Sit Next To You” off of last year’s record Hot Thoughts by none other than Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz of the Beastie Boys. Horovitz gives the song a pulsing break beat while tweaking and warping frontman Britt Daniel’s vocals. Spoon are embarking on a tour with Grizzly Bear this summer, with $1 per ticket sold going to PLUS1 in support of the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Unfortunately, they won’t be stopping in Seattle. [ Paste ]

 


St. Vincent has also received the remix treatment from electronic duo DJDS (also known as DJ Dodger Stadium) on the MASSEDUCTION track “New York.” DJDS’ reinterpretation brings added tension and vulnerability to the already beautiful track. They previously remixed “Los Ageless” earlier this year. DJDS is Jerome LOL (Jerome Potter) and Samo Sound Boy (Sam Griesemer). [ Stereogum ]

 


Mark Oliver Everett released his 12th Eels album, The Deconstruction, today via E Works/PIAS. In one last promotional effort, Everett also shared a video for the single “Bone Dry.” Directed by Sofia Astrom, the animated stop-motion clip has a Halloweeny, Nightmare Before Christmas vibe. Everett previously shared a video for the single “Today Is the Day,” which starred Everett’s co-star in the Netflix comedy Love, Mike Mitchell. Eels will be in Seattle on Saturday, June 2. [ Under the Radar ]

 


Portland rapper Aminé is back with a new song, his first of 2018, titled “Campfire.” Featuring Arizona rap trio Injury Reserve, the song is signaturely energetic and funny and comes with a video directed by Aminé himself. The clip sees them whip around a fancy car through a deserted landscape, wearing colorful wigs. Aminé released the joyous Good For You last year and shared a one-off single “Squeeze” this past fall. [ Pigeons & Planes ]

 


Portland-based/New Zealand-born Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their fourth studio album, Sex & Food, today. Last night, ahead of its release, the Ruban Nielson-led band shared a video for “Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays.” The clip features a wild drug, alcohol, and sex-fueled party animated and directed by Greg Sharp. It follows the videos for “Not in Love We’re Just High” and “American Guilt.” UMO will make a stop in Seattle on their forthcoming tour on Monday, May 7 to play the Moore Theatre with Makeness. Sex & Food is out now on Jagjaguwar. [ Stereogum ]

 

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