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One Liners: Modern Sky, Lana Del Rey, Paul McCartney, more

By | Published on Thursday 13 September 2018

Lana Del Rey

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Chinese music company Modern Sky Entertainment has formed a joint venture with DJ Yousef’s Circus Recordings. Through its UK division, Modern Sky will invest in the company, and seek out new opportunities in Asia. “Their ambition is strong and matches my goal to develop the label, along with both new and established electronic music artists in territories around the world”, says DJ Yousef of his new partner.

• Lana Del Rey has released new track ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’. Currently working on a new album with Jack Antonoff, set for release next year, she plans to release another new song, ‘Venice Bitch’, next week.

• Paul McCartney has released the video for new single, ‘Fuh You’. Sounds a bit like “fuck you”, doesn’t it? “It’s a schoolboy prank”, he recently told GQ.

• Tom Waits provides vocals on a new track from guitarist Marc Ribot. A new version of a traditional Italian anti-fascist song, ‘Bella Ciao’ is taken from Ribot’s upcoming new album ‘Songs Of Resistance 1948-2018’.

• Jaakko Eino Kalevi has released new single ‘People In The Centre Of The City’, taken from upcoming new album ‘Out Of Touch’. Inspired by his time working as a tram driver in Helsinki, he says of the track: “I began to notice that sometimes people in the city would have so much perfume on that the whole tram would smell really strongly but so perfectly”.

• Beach House have released the video for ‘Drunk In LA’. It was directed by Spaceman 3’s Peter Kember, as the duo explain: “We were out having dinner and [Kember] mentioned an idea for a video where the viewer is always looking up from the ground. When he sent it to us, we complimented and commented on the trippy, dreamlike nature of the video and he wrote that it was essentially just a day in his life”.

• They Might Be Giants have released new single ‘The Communists Have The Music’. The band will be playing UK shows next month.

• Peter Broderick is set to release a new EP, titled ‘Two Balloons’, featuring his score to a short film of the same name, on 9 Nov. Here’s a track from it. Broderick begins a UK tour in Cardiff tonight.

• Soap&Skin has released new single ‘Italy’. The song is taken from her upcoming new album, ‘From Gas To Solid / You Are My Friend’.

• Jacco Gardner has announced that he will release new album ‘Somnium’, on 23 Nov. From it, this is ‘Volva’.

• Rina Mushonga has released new single ‘4qrtrs’. She says of the song: “‘4qrtrs’ started in Zimbabwe and came together in London. It even references some of the local joints in Peckham. Its name comes from a video game bar I fell in love with when I first moved here and where I’ve spent many nights playing Pacman and Space Invaders with friends and local strangers”.

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

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