We've got plenty of new music to dazzle your ears this week, with an assortment of oddball covers, Record Store Day releases getting some sneak previews and new material from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Beastie Boys and more. Additionally, we've got the inside track on two unreleased Weezer demos from the Pinkerton sessions that you'll definitely want to get your ears around!
Beastie Boys: “Tadlock’s Glasses”
Just as we’re getting excited for the full version of the Fight For Your Right: Revisited film we got teased on last week, another new Beastie Boys song drops. Who’s complaining? Not us. Yesterday, BBC 1′s Zane Lowe debuted the decidedly Beastie track “Tadlock’s Glasses” for the world's listening pleasure. Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 arrives May 3rd via Capitol Records. Get your ears on "Tadlock's Glasses" below (if the track isn't working there's a backup on Antiquiet):
Arctic Monkeys: “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”
Get a load of the first single from the Arctic Monkeys' forthcoming fourth full-length Suck It And See. We weren't a fan of the first taste we heard, "Brick By Brick," but this heavier, more brooding jam is right up our alley. Listen:
My Morning Jacket: "Circuital"
My Morning Jacket’s new album Circuital arrives May 31, and this morning we have a tasty download of the longform title track for you. Recorded at a local church gymnasium in the group’s native Kentucky, Circuital is the band’s sixth album. Drop email address in the spot, and the download's yours.
Foo Fighters: Daily Show Appearance – "Bridge Burning" and "Arlandria"
Since the album comes out today, we'll post a special performance by the Foo Fighters on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" from last night. Check out "Bridge Burning":
Weezer: "I Swear It’s True" and "You Won’t Get With Me Tonight"
Two new (old) Weezer demos have surfaced, for "I Swear It’s True" and "You Won’t Get With Me Tonight," two Pinkerton outtakes recorded in 1995 or 1996. Versions of the tracks appeared on the deluxe edition of the recently released Pinkerton reissue, but these two versions, which the Weezer fan community has dubbed the “crushing tracks,” are considerably better. Listen over at Antiquiet.
LCD Soundsystem: "Live Alone" (Franz Ferdinand cover)
The Record Store Day exclusive Franz Ferdinand Covers EP features the track "Live Alone" by the now defunct LCD Soundsystem, and we've got the sounds for you here and now. The upcoming EP features Deborah Harry, Peaches and The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt covering selections from Franz Ferdinand’s 2009 album Tonight.
Titus Andronicus: "Birdhouse In Your Soul" (They Might Be Giants cover)
Well, this is just inexcusable. “We try to avoid songs that covered subject matter that most bands have already talked about,” Titus Andronicus drummer Eric Harm explained to the A.V. Club of the band’s choice to take on They Might Be Giants ’90s classic “Birdhouse In Your Soul.” The result is this treacherously bad recording of a sort of medley: Harry Dean Stanton reciting Charles Bukowski poem “Bluebird,” coupled with “Birdhouse”.
Handsome Furs: "What About Us"
Handsome Furs’ new album Sound Kapital will be released June 28 on Sub Pop. Here’s a widget to stream/download the new song “What About Us.”