This Week in News
This week held quite a few announcements of future releases. Public Enemy will release a pair of albums that will “talk to each other,” and the last two Archers of Loaf albums are set to be reissued. Due to popular demand, the Flaming Lips are freeing their Record Store Day release from the shackles of limited-edition-hood, making it available starting June 26. Red Hot Chili Peppers gave a heads-up on the gradual release of 18 singles, while their former brother-in-guitar-arms John Frusciante has an EP and an LP coming out in the summer and fall.
There were some satisfying new releases for all kinds of musical tastes as well. Beck was a busy guy, making an appearance on "Childish Gambino’s “Silk Pillow” as well as releasing his two songs with Jack White. He also elicited a collective “Aww!” when his son came on stage during a recent concert to dance. David Bowie’s seminal Ziggy Stardust was reissued, and purveyor of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik Big Boi unleashed a super funky (and super raunchy) tale about consensual adult goings-on with “She Said OK.”
The Ween experiment has come to a close as the band announced their breakup, perhaps spurring an untold amount of Ween logo tribute tattoos.
Pictures of Big Boi’s bandmate and Andre 3000 in costume as Jimi Hendrix have surfaced, and they should suffice in convincing anyone who was remotely on the fence about whether 3 Stacks could be a convincing Hendrix that yes, he can.
Only a couple of late night musical performances this week, but no less worthy of watching Lambchop and Beach House bring it home before bedtime.
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