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Jasmine Albertson
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On Saturday, June 9, a fire destroyed the Aberdeen Museum of History in Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Washington. The museum housed a number of Cobain artifacts, including a couch he slept on in 1985, a bench from outside his home in Seattle and posters, photographs, artwork and band T-shirts. The fire destroyed most of the museum’s main and second floors, but archivists hope to salvage thousands of documents, mostly recovered from the basement. No one was in the building at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic tweeted, “This is terrible. Hope people are safe.” [ Billboard ]

Gorillaz have shared the fourth single from their forthcoming album, The Now Now. Titled “Fire Flies,” the song was shared via a visualiser video and follows the previous singles “Humility,” “Lake Zurich,” and “Sorcererz.” The Now Now is out June 29 via Warner. Just last year, the Damon Albarn-led band released their latest album, Humanz. [ Under the Radar ]


The second single from Dirty Projectors' upcoming eighth studio album, Lamp Lit Prose, has been unveiled today. “That’s a Lifestyle” is described as “a protest song” that chronicles a failing, predatory "empire.” The song follows “Break-Thru” and comes with an animated music video by Kitty Faingold. Last year, Dirty Projectors released their self-titled album, which was focused heavily on Dave Longstreth’s breakup with former bandmate Amber Coffman. Lamp Lit Prose will drop July 13 on Domino. Catch Dirty Projectors at the Crocodile on Thursday, June 21. [ SPIN


Detroit quartet Protomartyr are releasing a new EP titled Consolation tomorrow, June 15 via Domino. Today, ahead of its release, the post-punk band shared “You Always Win,” which features vocals from Kelley Deal of The Breeders. They previously shared the single, “Wheel of Fortune.” Last year, Protomartyr released their fourth full-length, Relatives in Descent. [ Consequence of Sound ]


MGMT have shared a new remix of the song “James,” off of this year’s Little Dark Age. The track was remixed by Peter Kember, also known as Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3, who previously worked with band on producing 2010’s Congratulations. Kember has had a busy year, teaming up with No Joy for a new collaborative EP, No Joy / Sonic Boom, co-producing Beach House’s new album 7, and reissuing three of Spacemen 3’s previous albums. [ Pitchfork ]


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