Mountain Goats Share Eerily Thumping New Single ‘Rain in Soho’

The Mountain Goats like to build their albums around a theme – like underground professional wrestling, for instance, as was the case on 2015’s Beat the Champ. This time around, the band’s new album will be titled Goths, and based on the sound of the new single, this theme will affect not only the LP’s lyrical content, but it’s sound as well. ‘Rain in Soho’, the second single off the upcoming record, features some eerie backing vocals from the Nashville Symphony Chorus that lend an entirely ominous feel to the song, which seems as though it could have been recorded in a cemetery.

The Mountain Goats have announced that Goths will not feature a single guitar on the album, which marks a striking change for long-time fans of the band. However, this latest single promises it will be worth the listen. Goths will be released on May 19th.

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Carly Rae Jepsen and Toronto Symphony Orchestra Will Perform Joint Concert

During the 2016 Polaris Music Prize gala, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Toronto Symphony orchestra collaborated in a rendition of Jepsen’s ‘Your Type’. It’s now been announced that a one-time show will see the pop singer and TSO team up once again to perform her hits as part of the Canada 150 celebrations, which will take place at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto on June 17th.

The show will see Jepsen backed by a full orchestra, led by conductor Lucas Walden, as well as some more intimate numbers performed on guitar with a string section.

You can purchase tickets for the show here.

Check out the Polaris Music Prize performance here.


 Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner of The National Release ‘Mercury’ Off Planetarium Collaboration

Sufjan Stevens, The National’s Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister (Sufjan’s drummer), announced recently that they would be releasing a collaborative new album about the solar system. The album is called Planetarium, and it will be out June 9th. ‘Mercury’, shared in a mostly animated lyric video, is the second song off the upcoming LP and sounds like something you might find on one of Sufjan’s earlier albums. The song’s ending features a particularly gorgeous instrumental accompanied by swirling constellations, as you can see for yourself in their video.


Listen to Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2 Soundtrack on Doritos Bags Built-In Cassette Decks

In the latest tie-in promotion with Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2, Doritos have revealed they will be releasing a chip bag that allows you to plug in your headphones and listen to the film’s soundtrack. The bag features controls similar to that of a cassette deck on its front and apparently can be recharged for more listens. The soundtrack, which was revealed earlier this month, features classics from the likes of Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Parliament, and more. The new Doritos bags will be available for sale via Amazon. Check out this link to see what the bags will look like.