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CMU’s One Liners: Taylor Swift museum exhibit extended, Rihanna arrives appropriately late for weed smoking celebration, Killer Mike posts wrestling video, and further adventures

By | Published on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Taylor Swift

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• If you were worried that you were running out of time to catch the ‘Taylor Swift Experience’ exhibition at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, don’t worry it’s been extended to October. Phew.

• Rihanna has released a track in honour of this 420 thing they have in the States that I had no idea about until Monday. It seems Rihanna was caught unawares by it too, as she put this “interlude” called ‘James Joint’ up on her website the day after.

• Marking his birthday earlier this week, Killer Mike posted a new video for his 2011 track ‘Ric Flair’. As well as Mike’s own wisdom, it features much from the wrestler from which the track takes its name. Look, here it is.

• Giorgio Moroder has released the title track from his first solo album for 30 years, ‘Déjà Vu’. It has Sia singing the words. Listen here.

• Meg Ramy, aka US Girls, has released the first single from her as-yet-untitled, as-yet-un-release-dated first album for 4AD. Listen to ‘Damn That Valley’ here. And catch her live at the Courtyard Theatre in London on 14 May, why don’t you?

• Waxahatchee has announced that the next single from her new album, ‘Ivy Tripp’, will be ‘La Loose’. It’ll be out on 1 Jun and sounds like this. Meanwhile, she’s readying herself for a European tour, which starts next month. She’ll be in the UK for ten dates in June, kicking off with a show at London’s Electric Ballroom on 10 Jun.

• Having been described as being “like Ad-Rock leading Bad Brains by the nose” in this CMU Approved column, Show Me The Body have just released a new EP, titled ‘SMTB’. Here’s the video for opening track, ‘Space Faithful’.

• Pins have released a new single, ‘Young Girls’, ahead of new album ‘Wild Nights’, out through Bella Union on 8 Jun. Listen here. Touring as support to Wire later this month, they’ll play a headline show at The Lexington in London on 27 May.

• The nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards are out. My what a list of songs and songwriters! It certainly is a list.

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