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One Liners: Kanye West, AC/DC, Lana Del Rey, more

By | Published on Wednesday 19 September 2018

Kanye West

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Kanye West has posted that he’ll be releasing something called ‘Yandhi’ at the end of the month. Along with the title and date, he posted an image of a MiniDisk in a clear plastic casing, looking similar to the CD pictured on the cover of his ‘Yeezus’ album. Could it be a sequel? Yes, sure. But more importantly, will it kick off the long-awaited MiniDisk revival?

• Speaking of Kanye West, he and Chance The Rapper have confirmed that they have recorded an album together, under the title ‘Good Ass Job’. The pair were speaking at a high school in Chicago yesterday.

• Axl out? It appears that Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd are back in AC/DC.

• Just like she promised last week, Lana Del Rey has released a new track called ‘Venice Bitch’. Here’s the video. She also announced yesterday that her new album, due out next year, will be called ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’.

• Cat Power has released a cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’. The track will appear on her new album, ‘Wanderer’, out on 5 Oct. “I love the tradition of covering songs”, she says. “I think it’s one of the highest compliments you can pay another artist. It’s one of the great traditions in American music and one of the true pleasures of music history”.

• Paul McCartney has released the video for new single ‘Back To Brazil’. It’s filmed in Brazil. This seems like a clever songwriting ruse. I’m going to write a song called ‘A Brand New Really Comfy Sofa’. Who wants to make the video?

• Christine And The Queens has released the video for ‘La Marcheuse’. The song is taken from new album ‘Chris’, which is out on Friday.

• John Grant has released the video for recent single ‘He’s Got His Mother’s Hips’.

• The Joy Formidable have released the video for new single ‘The Better Me’. The band’s new album, ‘Aarth’, is out at the end of the month.

• Farao has released new single ‘Marry Me’. Her new album, ‘Pure-O’, is out on 19 Oct, and she’ll play a show in London at the Sebright Arms on 17 Oct.

• The winner of this year’s ‘Canadian Mercury Prize’ – that’ll be the Polaris Prize – is Jeremy Dutcher for his album ‘Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa’, which is performed in the indigenous Wolastoq language.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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