Ty Segall has unveiled a new version of “Fanny Dog,” the album opener from his latest record, Freedom’s Goblin. Recorded at the Royal Studio in Memphis, “Fanny Dog (Royal)” has an added horn section and piano to give the track some funk. Freedom’s Goblin was released in January via Drag City and follows last year’s self-titled release. Segall is currently on tour but doesn’t have a stop in Seattle. [ Consequence of Sound ]
Janelle Monae has shared another visually striking video, this one for the recent single “I Like That,” from her forthcoming album Dirty Computer. The clip features Monae in a number of different slick and stylish shots, including one in a bathtub with flamingos circling her. This Thursday, ahead of the album’s Friday release, Monae will unveil her “emotion picture” Dirty Computer in short-film form on MTV and BET which is touted as a narrative film and accompanying musical album. She’s also shared a new batch of tour dates, with a show at King County’s Marymoor Park kicking it off on Monday, June 11. [ Under the Radar ]
It appears that Kurt Vile may have a new solo album on the way, based on a post made by Matador Records today on Instagram. Vile’s longtime label shared a photo of political yard signs that read “Vile ‘18,” posted along an unknown street. His last solo album was 2015’s b’lieve i’m goin down and teamed up with Courtney Barnett (who also has a new solo album on the way) last year for Lotta Sea Lice. [ SPIN ]
Superchunk returned with a new politically charged album, What a Time To Be Alive, earlier this year. Today, they’ve shared a topical video for the standout track “Erasure.” Directed by Whitney McConnaughy, the premise of the video revolves around three people who are completely fed up with the current political climate (specifically Donald Trump) and seek mental relief via different mind-altering methods. “Erasure” featuring backing vocals from Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and the Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt. [ Stereogum ]
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