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Explosions in the Sky and Eluvium Members Team Up as Inventions

Mark T. Smith of Explosions in the Sky has teamed up with Eluvium's Matthew Cooper for a new act called Inventions. The two have a self-titled full-length album planned for April 1 through Temporary Residence Ltd.<p><b>Inventions:</b><p>01 Echo Tropism<br>02 Flood Poems<br>03 Entity<br>04 Luminous Insects<br>05 Peaceable …

Watch: Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Alessandro Cortini Talk Synthesizers in Documentary Clip

<i>I Dream of Wires</i> is a new documentary about the history of the modular synthesizer. Among its many interviews is one with Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Alessandro Cortini that took place in Reznor's studio. Below, watch a 12-minute extended version of the interview, not featured in the …

Listen: Flaming Lips Cover Sparklehorse's "Sad and Beautiful World"

The Flaming Lips: "It's a Sad and Beautiful World" (Sparklehorse Cover) (via SoundCloud)<p><i>Last Box of Sparklers</i> is an in-the-works tribute album honoring Sparklehorse and the late Mark Linkous, currently raising money on Indiegogo. It's being organized by the non-profit Box of Stars, which focuses on …

Foals Announce Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD

British rock band Foals have announced a live concert film to accompany their latest LP, <i>Holy Fire</i>. Titled <i>Holy Fire: Live at the Royal Albert Hall</i>, it's out October 28 in CD/DVD and Blu-ray formats. Watch its rather intense trailer below.<p>The CD/DVD includes <i>Holy Fire</i>, the 87-minute live DVD, and a …

Shit Robot and Reggie Watts: "We Got a Love"

Producer Marcus Lambkin, aka Shit Robot, has shared the video for his single "We Got a Love", out now on DFA. The track features vocals from musical comedian Reggie Watts. In the video, a man with intergalactic space flesh plays basketball, gambles, rides the bus, drinks coffee-- you know, normal …

Arcade Fire's Win Butler on Reflektor: "A Mash Up of Studio 54 and Haitian Voodoo"

<i>Photo by JF Lalonde</i><p>Arcade Fire's Win Butler has revealed even more details about the band's new album <i>Reflektor</i> (out October 29 on Merge). Yesterday, in a preview for his interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, Butler confirmed the double album has two distinct sides and several seven-minute-plus …

Watch: Prince Sends Janelle Monáe a Singing Telegram

In celebration of Janelle Monáe's new <i>The Electric Lady</i>, Prince-- who performs on the album's "Givin Em What They Love"-- sent the singer a singing telegram featuring a reworked version of his song "Kiss". "You don't have to be rich, to be Monáe," the singer starts.<p>Watch it happen around the …

Nicolas Jaar

<i>Photo by Jed DeMoss</i><p>Nicolas Jaar would like you to forget what you know about Nicolas Jaar. The Chilean-American producer has cut an impressive figure in the dance community over the last few years, from 2011's beguiling debut <i>Space Is Only Noise</i>, to his increasingly well-regarded live performances …

Watch the Live-Performance Video for Big Boi's "Thom Pettie"

Big Boi has shared the video for "Thom Pettie", the collaboration with Killer Mike and Little Dragon off his recent solo album, last year's <i>Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors</i>. It's a compilation of live footage from his recent (partially delayed) tour with Killer Mike. Which is just the beginning of …

Watch Phoenix Play "Entertainment" on "Austin City Limits"

The next season of live music TV program "Austin City Limits" begins October 5. Today, in support of the new season, the show has shared a clip from Phoenix's one-hour segment, which airs in full on October 12. Check out their performance of "Entertainment" from <i>Bankrupt!</i> below.<p>Vampire Weekend and …

Watch Toro Y Moi and Blood Orange Perform at Pitchfork Music Festival

<i>Photo by Ellie Pritts</i><p>Today, Pitchfork.tv has shared more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2013. Below, check out footage of Toro Y Moi (performing "Say That") and Blood Orange (performing "Champagne Coast" and "Bad Girls").<p>Subscribe to Pitchfork.tv here.<p>Toro Y Moi - "Say That":<p>Blood Orange - …

Listen: Jon Hopkins: "Breathe This Air" Featuring Purity Ring

Jon Hopkins: "Breathe This Air" [ft. Purity Ring] (via SoundCloud)<p>Jon Hopkins has recruited Purity Ring's Megan James to provide vocals for a new version of "Breathe This Air" from his excellent new album <i>Immunity</i>. It will be released on a limited-edition 12" available at Purity Ring and Hopkins' …

Watch M83's "Claudia Lewis" Video, Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard

Following the Drew Barrymore-helmed Best Coast video and that Cults video with Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, MTV has shared another in its series of "Supervideos". This one is for M83's <i>Hurry Up, We're Dreaming</i> track "Claudia Lewis". It was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and stars Lily Collins (<i>The</i> …

Speedy Ortiz

<i>Speedy Ortiz, from left: Mike Falcone, Sadie Dupuis, Darl Ferm, Matt Robidoux. Photos by Shawn Brackbill.</i><p>Speedy Ortiz: "Tiger Tank" (via SoundCloud)<p>"I got a boy in a hardcore band/ I got a boy likes to fuck to Can/ Then there's the boy sings those sad songs I like/ I got too many boyfriends to see …

Watch: Justin Timberlake's "Tunnel Vision" Video Features Lots of Female Nudity, Timbaland

The single artwork for Justin Timberlake's "Tunnel Vision" featured a nude woman superimposed over JT's face. For the track's video, directed by Jonathan Craven, Simon McLoughlin, and Jeff Nicholas, the tables have turned-- JT and Timbaland are projected onto a variety of nude women. Obviously, you …

Watch Dan Deacon's 22-Minute "USA" Video

Dan Deacon's sweeping 2012 <i>America</i> LP was closed by a four-part suite called "USA", inspired by journeys through the country. Now he's shared a 22-minute video for that part of the album, wherein a rainbow of colors bleed through an evolving landscape, moving from free-roaming animals in the wild to …

Watch the Knife's Live Performance Video for "Raging Lung"

The Knife have shared a new live-performance video for "Raging Lung", the next single off <i>Shaking the Habitual</i>. It was shot during the band's May show at Hangaren Subtopia in Stockholm and directed by Sorklubben, the Knife's performance collective (who are featured prominently in the clip). Details …

Listen: Franz Ferdinand: "Love Illumination" and "Right Action"

Franz Ferdinand will release their new album <i>Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action</i> on Domino on August 27 in the U.S. and August 26 in the UK. It's their first release in four years. Today they let go of two new tracks, "Right Action" and "Love Illumination". The former was produced by Joe …

Watch Nine Inch Nails' David Lynch-Directed "Came Back Haunted" Video

<i>Behind-the-scenes photos of Trent Reznor and David Lynch on the "Came Back Haunted" set, above and below</i><p>Here it is: Nine Inch Nails have shared the video for "Came Back Haunted", which was directed by David Lynch. Be aware, it comes with an epilepsy seizure warning...<p><i>Hesitation Marks</i> is out …

Nick Cave Subject of Pseudo-Documentary Film 20,000 Days on Earth

<i>Above: Still from 20,000 Days on Earth</i><p>Nick Cave, a characteristically elusive and fabled figure, will be the subject of an upcoming feature-length documentary, reports <i>The Guardian</i>. Of course, because it's Cave, it won't be a documentary in the traditional sense. Filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane …

Divine Fits Recording Live at Third Man LP

<i>Photo by Pamela Littky</i><p>On June 17, Spoon's Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown will perform at Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville. That performance will be recorded and turned into a Divine Fits <i>Live at Third Man</i> 12". Tickets are here.<p>Watch an …

Watch: The Lonely Island and Robyn Enlist Diddy and Paul Rudd for "Go Kindergarten" Video

Comedy rap group the Lonely Island (aka Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer) have a new record, <i>The Wack Album</i>, out today via Republic. In addition to contributions from Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Solange, and more, the album also features Robyn, who contributes to the …

Poliça Share Violent Video for Bon Iver Collab "Tiff", Bloody Shulamith Album Cover

Minneapolis band Poliça will release their new album <i>Shulamith</i> this fall via Mom + Pop. It's the follow-up to last year's <i>Give You the Ghost</i>. And if you think the above album artwork is gruesome, wait 'til you watch the extremely violent video for "Tiff", featuring Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Directed …

Kanye West Gives Career-Spanning Interview, Talks Working on Yeezus

<i>Photos by Ebru Yildiz</i><p><i>The New York Times</i> has shared a career-spanning interview with Kanye West, who hasn't done many interviews in the recent past. He talked to Jon Caramanica about the musical influences on <i>Yeezus</i>, working with Rick Rubin, his relationships with labels and corporations, his family, …

Canadian astronaut and internet hero Chris Hadfield announced his retirement from the Canadian Space Agency on Monday, ending a 35-year career.

Canadian astronaut and internet hero Chris Hadfield announced his retirement from the Canadian Space Agency on Monday, ending a 35-year career.

Watch: Wayne Coyne Evaluates Superman, Sweatpants, and Ping-Pong on Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under"

Today, Pitchfork.tv presents a new episode of "Over/Under", the interview series in which artists evaluate a series of random topics, declaring if they're overrated or underrated. In this installment, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne discusses how he abstains from sweatpants, explains that …

Watch DJ Koze Perform "Homesick" at Primavera

At this year's Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Pitchfork.tv captured a series of performances and interviews with a variety of artists. First up is DJ Koze, who sat down and talked about being inspired by Pantha du Prince's show, the changing nature of the music industry, and how he's …

Watch the Lonely Island (and Alanis Morissette) on "Kimmel"

Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer appeared last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" with their joke-rap project, The Lonely Island. They performed "Semicolon" off their forthcoming record, <i>The Wack Album</i>, out June 11 through Republic-- the album version features Solange, but last night they …

The Black Keys - Interview