First thing’s first: St. Vincent covered The Beatles’ smarmiest song “All You Need is Love” for a new Tiffany & Co. advertising campaign. This is awesome. Listen below.
St. Vincent will release her new album, still publicly untitled, this fall. Surprisingly—and excitingly!—the LP has been written and produced with 2017’s MVP-behind-the-boards Jack Antonoff. Earlier this year Antonoff worked with Lorde on the year’s best pop album, Melodrama, and Taylor Swift’s baffling earworm, “Look What You Made Me Do” (he also worked with her on 1989). He also released a perfectly admissible Bleachers album, though it’s clear his forte is working with preternaturally talented pop stars.
U2 have shared the first track from their upcoming album, Songs of Experience, the follow-up to the Songs of Innocence debacle. It’s called “The Blackout”, but according to the band it isn’t the album’s proper first single. That song, “You’re the Best Thing About Me”, will be released September 6. Until then, you can check out “The Blackout” below.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor have a new album called “Luciferian Towers” out on September 22. Today they shared the album’s quasi-title track, “Undoing the Luciferian Towers”. Here is the band offering some evocative context for the track: “Look at that fucking skyline! Big lazy money writ in dull marble obelisks! Imagine all those buildings much later on, hollowed out and stripped bare of wires and glass, listen — the wind is whistling through all 3,000 of its burning window-holes!” Imagine, below.
Finally, Nashville badass quartet Bully are returning with a new album called Losing on October 20. We’ve already heard the lead single “Feel the Same”. Now we have “Running”, which according to Bully, “is about shamelessly keeping yourself distracted or making up excuses to avoid processing certain emotions.”