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St. Vincent has unveiled a sweaty video for “Fast Slow Disco,” her recently reworked version of MASSEDUCTION track “Slow Disco.” Directed by Zev Deans, the video sees Annie Clark dancing in a packed gay club, surrounded by sweaty, harnessed men. At one point, we see Clark lay upon a sea of men participating in an orgy (there’s no actual nudity though). Clark said of the song, “I always felt this song could wear many different outfits and live many different lives. here she is in disco pants, sweating on a new york dance floor.” St. Vincent will be in Seattle on Monday, September 10 to open for Florence + The Machine at the Key Arena, along with rapper Lizzo. [ Pitchfork ]



Speaking of Florence + The Machine, the Florence Welch-led band have also shared a video today. “Big God,” the latest single from their forthcoming album High As Hope, was released earlier this week and now we have some stunning visuals to accompany it. The clip was directed by Autumn de Wilde, with choreography by Welch. The track was co-written by Welch with Jamie xx and features saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who is releasing a new album, Heaven and Earth, tomorrow. High As Hope is out June 29 via Republic. [ Consequence of Sound ]



Next week, Gorillaz are releasing their sixth studio album, The Now Now. Today, they’ve shared the fifth single from the album, “Hollywood,” which features Snoop Dogg and house music producer Jamie Principle. The song follows “Humility” featuring George Benson, “Luke Zurich,” “Sorcererz,” and “Fire Flies.” The Now Now follows up last year’s Humanz and is out June 29 via Warner Bros. [ The Fader ]



Swedish dream pop band The Mary Onettes shared a new song titled “Cola Falls.” The single will be officially released tomorrow, June 22, with “Wait Out a Ghost” as the B-side. The nostalgic track is the first we’ve heard from the band since the 2016 single “Juna,” and, before that, their 2014 full-length Portico. The single comes to us via Brooklyn label Cascine. [ Under the Radar ]

London-born/New York-based duo Still Corners have announced a new album, Slow Air, and shared a video for its first single, “Black Lagoon.” Slow Air will drop August 17 via their self-run label, Wrecking Light and follows 2016’s Dead Blue. Frontwoman Tessa Murray said this about the new album: “We wanted to hear beautiful guitar and drums and an otherworldliness, something almost indefinable along with a classic song writing vibe. We’re always trying to get the sound we hear inside of ourselves, so we moved fast to avoid our brains getting in the way too much. The name Slow Air evokes the feel of the album to me, steady, eerie and beautiful.” The duo also announced a slew of tour dates behind Slow Air, including a stop in Seattle on Monday, November 5 at the Tractor Tavern. [ BrooklynVegan ]



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