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Jasmine Albertson
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Jack Tatum has announced a new Wild Nothing album titled Indigo, due for release on August 31 via Captured Tracks. He’s also shared the album’s first single, “Letting Go,” a bright, synth-layered track. Indigo follows up 2016’s Life of Pause and was produced by Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink, Gang Gang Dance, Japanese Breakfast). “I wanted it to sound like a classic studio record, as close as I could get it there. It just boils down to me wanting to fit into some larger narrative, musically, in terms of these artists I love,” says Tatum. “I think about how my music will age. Ideas of ‘timeless’ are going to be different — so if Indigo is not timeless then it’s at least ‘out of time.'” Wild Nothing will be embarking on a tour behind the album this fall, with a stop in Seattle on Thursday, November 1 at Neumos. [ Under the Radar ]


Unknown Mortal Orchestra have unveiled a video for “Hunnybee,” off of their latest album Sex & Food. The Greg Sharp-animated video follows the themes of the previous videos for “Now in Love We’re Just High,” “American Guilt,” and “Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays.” Sex & Food as recorded in various cities, including Seoul, Hanoi, Reykjavik, Mexico City, and Auckland, as well as Nielson's home base studio in Portland and follows 2015’s Multi-Love. [ Paste ]


Chromatics have released a new vinyl-only EP called Camera via Italians Do It Better. The EP includes two unreleased tracks, as well as new versions of the songs “Magazine” (from Johnny Jewel’s Home soundtrack), “Dear Tommy” and “Camera” from 2013’s After Dark 2 compilation, which swaps Adam Miller’s vocals for frontwoman Ruth Radelet’s. Recently, Johnny Jewel announced that the long-awaited Dear Tommy may actually come out this fall, “unless I change my mind again,” and shared the single “Black Walls” last month. [ Pitchfork ]

Over the past few months, Grimes has been slowly updating us on a new album. Last month, she shared a working tracklist with descriptions of some of the songs. And last night, she shared snippets of two new songs on Twitter, saying: “well i said i’d post some snippets of new music earlier so this prob sounds terrible thru my phone recording,” and describing the first song as “the cheesy love song i was talking about that i don’t like but everyone else likes, made the instrumental w my new mellotron!” The second is an “ethereal chav jam that’s like … a cyberpunk interpretation of the bajirao mastani movie (plz watch this incredible film if u haven’t) from mastanis perspective.” Grimes last studio album was 2015’s Art Angels. [ SPIN ]


R&B goddess SZA was inducted into the hall of fame at her high school, Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. Today, she made a surprise appearance at the school to give a motivational speech and an impromptu performance of Ctrl track “The Weekend.” The TDE-signed artist has been on the Championship Tour since early May with Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and more. [ The Fader ]

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