ListenSD Music News – Find the best ways to immerse yourself at home!
Desperate for entertainment? Us too! We have all the best new releases, livestreams, and music scene updates the world is still throwing at us.
As always, we love you, stay safe – we’re all in this together.
NEW PHOEBE BRIDGERS SINGLE “KYOTO”
Watch her perform on Kimmel from her bathtub, aka “Live From The Lavatory”
Her second single from upcoming sophomore album Punisher, “Kyoto” is a wistful and meditative tune about imposter syndrome. The song comes with a video of Bridgers and her bandmates greenscreened over iconic Japanese imagery, which was originally set to be shot on her Japan tour but cancelled for obvious reasons.
Here, she performs the new single on a toy microphone and the Suzuki QChord synth from her very own bathtub, which she has appropriately dubbed Live From the Lavatory.
Punisher is out 6/19 via Dead Oceans and will feature cameos from boygenius bandmates Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker; Better Oblivion Community Center partner Conor Oberst; and Warpaint‘s Jenny Lee Lindberg.
The industry pushes on
Livestreams + releases abound!
Keep your eye on the music still moving and grooving even in the face of event and tour cancellations across the world. Many favorite artists – ours and yours, big and small – are hosting virtual concerts, and are still holding strong on some incredible album and EP releases. Check out our highlights!
“The Cool Quarantine”
Join Henry Rollins and KCRW for a new long-form radio program
This seems like as good a time as any to begin a long-form radio program, and long=time KCRW radio host Henry Rollins is doing just that. Borne from an idea he’s had for many years, it’ll contain “personal stories, deep cuts, rarities, bootlegs, full albums, EPs, and much more,” stretching for four hours at a time. The first episode is streaming on-demand on KCRW’s site now!
Pitchfork has gathered nature webcams + albums that pair perfectly
If you’re like all of us and are craving some of the perks of being able to step outside and bask in the glory of nature (plus love music), this is for you! Here are some great webcams put together by national parks, nature reserves, and other establishments, paired with the perfect album to listen to whilst relaxing to them.
For your ears!
The New Abnormal
NYC legends The Strokes present their sixth album and their first in seven years, with all the signature Strokes magic that we’ve grown to love.
I Just Want to Go Home
Leeds scuzzy dreampop heroes Bad Idea shared I Just Want To Go Home, their third EP overall and their first as a four-piece, a romantic record about love, loss of it, work frustrations and nostalgia.