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One Liners: Wye Oak, Spotify, Lou Reed, more

By | Published on Monday 5 March 2018

Wye Oak

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Wye Oak have signed a new deal with Sub Pop Publishing. The band’s new album, ‘The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs’, it out through Merge Records on 6 Apr.

• Spotify and Smirnoff have built a thing that analyses the ratio of men to women you listen to, then provides you with a more balanced playlist.

• A book of poetry by Lou Reed, called ‘Do Angels Need Haircuts?’, is due to be published next month. The work is lifted from the six month period after he left the Velvet Underground during which Reed vowed never to play music again.

• Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have released a new 35 minute documentary about their 2017 collaborative album ‘Lotta Sea Lice’.

• D Double E has released a new track featuring Skepta, ‘Nang’.

• George Ezra has, and there’s no denying it, released a new single called ‘Pretty Shining People’.

• Elle Exxe has released new track ‘Queen’ to mark International Women’s Day on Thursday.

• Reef have announced that they will release their first album for eighteen years on 4 May. Titled ‘Revelation’, it features a collaboration with Sheryl Crow.

• Horse Feathers are back. The band will release a new album, ‘Appreciation’, on 4 May. From it, here’s first single ‘Without Applause’.

• The Kenneths have released the video for new single ‘Favourite Ex’. The track is taken from new EP ‘Ex’, out on 20 Apr.

• Sasha Sloan has released new single, ‘Normal’.

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

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