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Release round-up: Sleigh Bells and Pusha T stream LPs, Migos’ shares Versace vid, Anthrax releasing Island Years index

By | Published on Thursday 3 October 2013


Rounding up the latest release news…

Clang-pop dead ringers Sleigh Bells have ended their ‘Reign Of Terror’ (aka last LP era) by declaring a new album, ‘Bitter Rivals’. The band are advance-streaming it pre its 8 Oct release via Rolling Stone, so roll over this link to listen.

Sharing Sleigh Bells’ LP-previewing tendencies is rapper Pusha T, who – fascinatingly – has opted to stream his new title, ‘My Name Is My Name’, via Myspace. Led by its first single ‘King Push’, which – also fascinatingly – is produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix, T’s captivating Def Jam debut features guest MCs in Kenrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Future and 2 Chainz, and is released via GOOD Music/Def Jam next week. Take to the ‘space’ to hear it.

Staying with this rap ‘hype’, the year’s highest-hyped cash-rap track, Migos‘s ‘Versace’, has finally raked in a clip. Beside a weird Miley Cyrus-esque twerk interlude, it’s all fairly predictable, so have a yawn at it right away.

In ‘Versace’-free news, thrash metallists Anthrax will, on 14 Oct, make available a collation of all their Island Record-era releases. ‘The Island Years 1985-1990’ compiles the four LPs the band released during their tenure at the label – not least 1987’s ‘Among The Living’ and 1990’s ‘Persistence Of Time’ – plus various rare B-sides and live tracks. Dating back to 1990, this is Anthrax doing ‘Bring The Noise’ with Public Enemy: