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Playful J-pop, a disco-driven track about anxiety and more new music this week

Spencer Tweedy: Everyday Apostle Three years after his debut EP, Chicago’s Spencer Tweedy has released Sleep Is My God. This new four-track EP segues from one pithy folk-rock track to another. It’s cohesive, artful and begins with “Everyday Apostle,” our pick from the release. There are traces of Elliott Smith here but altogether it’s refreshingly Tweedy. Cage the Elephant + Beck: Night Running Ahead of Beck …

Cage the Elephant + Beck: Night Running

Ahead of Beck and Cage the Elephant’s co-headlining tour—and the latter’s upcoming album Social Cues (out 19 April)—”Night Running” offers up groovy afterparty moves. The incredibly prolific Beck co-wrote the dub-reggae tune with the band’s Matt and Brad Shultz—who’d been toying with it for years. Beck sent over his verses in 24 hours. It’s an inspired collaboration and hints at the fun the tour will …

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Animal Collective remixes M83, Justice shares a disco treat, Beck dances in a new video and more

M83: Go! (Animal Collective / Deakin Remix) “Go!” from M83’s 2016 album Junk has just been remixed by Deakin from Animal Collective and it takes the already slightly oddball track featuring Mai Lan and creates an atmospheric, spacey soundscape. A new beautiful, soft thumping, fuzzy layer drives the track skyward. The remix will apparently appear on an upcoming 12″ record that’s slated for release in …