Tame Impala Update Website With Mysterious New Video

Tame Impala have updated their website with a mysterious new video, as NME and Consequence of Sound point out. The footage shows Kevin Parker in a recording studio. Check out it out here. Pitchfork has reached out to Tame Impala’s representatives. Tame Impala’s last album, Currents, came out in July 2015. This year, the band returned with the new singles “Patience” and “Borderline.” They also headlined Coachella and performed on Saturday Night Live. Check out “Everything Kevin Parker Has Done Since Tame Impala’s Last Album, 2015’s Currents” on the Pitch. Pitchfork RSS Feed

Beck Details New Album Hyperspace, Shares 2 New Songs: Listen

Beck has released “Hyperlife” and “Uneventful Days,” two new songs from his forthcoming LP Hyperspace. The album is due out November 22 via Capitol. Listen to both songs below. Earlier this year, Beck promised the new album with the release of a Pharrell-assisted new single called “Saw Lightning.” Find physical editions of Hyperspace at Rough Trade. (Pitchfork may earn a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.) Hyperspace follows Beck’s 2017 album Colors, which won the Grammy this year for Best Alternative Music Album. In January, Beck released “Tarantula,” a song inspired by the Oscar-nominated film ROMA. Read “A Mellow Gold Mine: Revisiting Beck’s Unreleased Early Work” on the Pitch. [embedded content] [embedded content] Pitchfork RSS Feed

Neil Young Announces New Documentary Mountaintop: Watch the Trailer

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have announced a new documentary chronicling the creation of their forthcoming album Colorado. It’s called Mountaintop, and you can check out the film’s trailer below. [embedded content] Colorado marks Neil Young’s first record with Crazy Horse in seven years. The album arrives October 25 via Reprise, while Mountaintop hits theaters across North America on October 22, and in Europe and South America on November 18. Mountaintop is credited as a “a Bernard Shakey + dhlovelife film”—Bernard Shakey being Neil Young’s directorial pseudonym. The new documentary is one of 15 new films Young said he would be making. Ahead of Colorado, Neil Young and Crazy Horse have shared two singles: “Milky Way” and “Rainbow of Colors.” Read Pitchfork’s feature List “The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s.” Pitchfork RSS Feed

Bon Iver and Ezra Koenig Go Deep in 2-Hour “Time Crisis” Chat: Listen

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig sat down with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon for a nearly two-hour interview on the latest episode of his Beats 1 show “Time Crisis.” They reminisced about playing beer pong at a Minneapolis bar after a Vampire Weekend show, talked about their personal hurdles with touring, discussed Vernon’s life in Wisconsin (including his opinions on various chain restaurants in Eau Claire), and much more. Listen to the full episode here. Vernon and Koenig talked at length about their love of the Grateful Dead. In addition to naming a recent favorite Dead era (Cornell 5/8/77), Vernon discussed the time he jammed with Dead & Company. Vernon said he took LSD with John Mayer, but then second-guessed whether or not Mayer took anything. “Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t, but John’s a really nice guy and boy is he good at guitar,” Vernon said. “And my friends are on the side of the stage just laughing and crying uncontrollably because apparently the lights were getting real hazy, and I guess me and John Mayer just became one thing.” Koenig asked Vernon about what he was listening to as a high school athlete in Wisconsin. After Vernon talked about listening […]

The Chemical Brothers Release New Remixes From Surrender Reissue: Listen

The Chemical Brothers have released two new mixes of ”Hey Boy Hey Girl” from the 20th anniversary reissue of their 1999 album, Surrender. Listen to “The Secret Psychedelic Mix” and “Kink Extended Remix” of “Hey Boy Hey Girl” below. The new expanded version of Surrender is due out November 22 via Astralwerks/Capitol/UMe and bundles the album with previously unreleased Secret Psychedelic Mixes. The Chemical Brothers released their ninth album No Geography in April. Read Pitchfork’s feature “Running on Instinct: How the Chemical Brothers Stay Vital.” [embedded content] [embedded content] Pitchfork RSS Feed

Beat Happening Announce New Career-Spanning Box Set

Beat Happening—the indie pop trio of Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis, and Bret Lunsford—are releasing a massive box set collecting their entire recorded catalog. It’s called We Are Beat Happening and it’s out on November 29 (via Domino). The box set features Beat Happening’s five studio albums, the 2003 rarities compilation Music to Climb the Apple Tree By, and a 36-page booklet, written by Lois Maffeo, that has rare photos and paintings from the band. All of the albums in the collection have been newly remastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios. Below, watch Beat Happening’s “Indian Summer” video and preview the We Are Beat Happening collection. [embedded content] Pitchfork RSS Feed

HBO and Michael Jackson Estate’s Leaving Neverland Legal Battle Must Move to Arbitration, Judge Rules

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that the lawsuit brought against HBO by Michael Jackson’s estate must be moved out of the court system and into arbitration, according to Billboard. U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu ruled that HBO must adhere to a 1992 arbitration agreement, which stated that the network could not make disparaging remarks about the singer or “do any act that may harm or disparage or cause to lower in esteem the reputation of [Jackson].” The two-part Leaving Neverland focuses on James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who say that Jackson sexually abused them as children in the 1990s. Jackson’s estate filed its lawsuit on March 3, the date HBO aired the documentary’s first part. Leaving Neverland won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special in mid-September. Pitchfork has contacted the Jackson estate and HBO for comments. Read “HBO’s Michael Jackson Documentary Leaving Neverland Is Damning—But Flawed” on the Pitch. Pitchfork RSS Feed

Paramount is working on a new Face/Off reboot

A reboot of the 1997 action thriller Face/Off is in the works at Paramount. Fans can thank Oren Uziel, the screenwriter behind 22 Jump Street, as he’s who is penning the reboot. In the original version of Face/Off, an FBI agent (John Travolta) is chasing down a terrorist (Nicolas Cage) when the plane he escapes on crashes, injuring him badly. Naturally, the agent goes through surgery to swap faces (!) with the terrorist and attempts to go under cover for his mission. Things get even more chaotic from there. (Read: Enter the Cage: Con Air and Face/Off at 20) There’s no word yet on casting or even plot direction for the reboot. At the very least, we can only hope the film’s original stars play a role. Uziel is joined on the Face/Off reboot by producer Neal Moritz and executive producer David Permut, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to writing 22 Jump Street, Uziel also contributed to The Cloverfield Paradox, the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog, and is working on the follow-up to Detective Pikachu, too. In the meantime, revisit the trailer for the original Face/Off below. [embedded content] Consequence of Sound RSS Feed