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CMU’s One Liners: Katy Perry parody, Tom Petty clarity, How To Dress Well and Tālā collabrity (shut up), and other things that don’t fit this pattern

By | Published on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Katy Perry

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• East India Youth will release his second album though XL, the label has announced. ‘Culture Of Volume’ will be out on 6 Apr.

• I’ve never seen Ultimate Painting do any painting. But before today I’d never seen one of their music videos either. That’s because they hadn’t made one. But now they have! Here it is. Now get painting, boys.

• One component required in the construction of the PC Music empire, GFOTY, has released a new mix. And that’s always a good thing. It’s called ‘Cake Mix’ (see what she did there?) and features a cover of ‘All The Small Things’ by Blink 182.

• I don’t much care for How To Dress Well but I really like Tālā, so it’s a confusing experience listening to their new collaboration. Especially as there are two versions of it. Here’s one, and here’s the other. And here’s a video showing how they created it in one day, as part of Your’s Truly’s Songs From Scratch thing.

• The CMU approved Yumi Zouma will release their second EP, ‘EP II’, on 10 Mar. There are five songs on it. One of them (the third one) is called ‘Catastrophe’. This is its video.

• Will The Leisure Society release a new album called ‘The Fine Art of Hanging On’ on 13 Apr through Full Time Hobby? Yes. And will they also be touring the UK that same month? Yes. And is this a SoundCloud link to a song from the album called, ‘Tall Black Cabins’? Why don’t you just fucking find out for yourself for once?

• The Charlatans will headline Brooklyn Bowl under the O2 Dome on 20 Feb. Part of that whole BRITs Week thing, the show will feature support from We Are The Ocean and Superfood.

• Purity Ring are going to be touring the UK around end of April/beginning of May sort of time. So that’s good. The London show will be at the Shempire (aka the Shepherds Bush Empire, which is a name too long to say or think, let alone type out in full) on 30 Apr. New album in March. Track here.

• “Wait a minute”, you screamed in the middle of the night last night. “Now that Tom Petty has a songwriting credit on Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’, does that mean he could potentially win a Grammy for Best Song as a result?” No. Come on, that song isn’t going to win. Also, the rules say Petty’s not eligible.

• It’s OK, someone has created a Katy Perry Super Bowl parody song. Tim & Eric’s Tim Heidecker, to be exact. Please do remember, it’s not actually a legal requirement of parodies to be funny. It would have been preferable in this case though.

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