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Jasmine Albertson
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British dance duo Underworld and Iggy Pop have announced a new joint EP titled Teatime Dub Encounters. The EP includes the previously released single “Bells & Circles.” Today, they’ve also shared the song “I’ll See Big,” which features spoken word vocals from Pop above an ambient track. Teatime Dub Encounters is due out July 27 via Caroline International. Underworld released their seventh album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, in 2016 via Astralwerks. The same year, Iggy Pop released his last album Post Pop Depression. [ Pitchfork ]



Death Cab for Cutie stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Gold Rush,” the lead single from their forthcoming album, Thank You For Today. The new album follows 2015’s Kintsugi and will be their first to not feature founding member Chris Walla. Death Cab for Cutie will be playing a free show this Saturday, June 23 to celebrate Paramount’s 90th Anniversary. Thank You For Today will be out August 17 via Atlantic. [ Under the Radar ]



Boston indie trio Wet have debuted a new song produced by Rostam Batmanglij called “You’re Not Wrong” from the band’s upcoming sophomore album Still Run. The upbeat track is a departure from the trio’s previous sweet and slow songs, which frontwoman Kelly Zutrau credits to Batmanglij. "When I first played 'You're Not Wrong' for Rostam, it was a slow sad piano-y song in my GarageBand. It sounded like lots of things I'd written before, but it was sort of sweeter because it seemed more definitive than some of the others...Rostam heard it and immediately added drums and started banging out this frantic piano part. He sped it way up, and within an hour of working on it, it was a completely different thing. It was really surprising, but I loved it so much. He had taken it somewhere that [producer Joe Valle] and I never would've gone on our own and captured some of that positive energy I had felt in the lyrics, but didn't know how to convey with the production." Still Run is out July 13 on Columbia. [ Rolling Stone ]



Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss has shared a new solo track today titled “War Cry.” The track was made for and inspired by DC’s new graphic novel Dark Nights: Metal. Previous song contributions to the graphic novel include the debut solo effort from Mastodon’s Brann Dailor, “Red Death” and the latest track from Deftones’ Chino Moreno, “Brief Exchange.” All the tracks, including “War Cry,” were made in collaboration with producers Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Twenty-One Pilots) and film composer/former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates (Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy). Sleigh Bells’ last album was 2017’s Kid Krushev. [ Consequence of Sound ]



Portishead member Geoff Barrow has unveiled a new song from his side project, BEAK>. Titled “Allé Sauvage,” the song is accompanied by a trippy live video. The new song is BEAK>’s first release since “Sex Music” last year, a single that later got a Win Butler remix. “Allé Sauvage” is also supposedly from BEAK>’s forthcoming new album, but no further details on said album have been revealed. [ SPIN ]



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