Peanut Butter Wolf pays tribute to those we lost in 2016, The Avalanches tease a demo, Dan Deacon delights and more

Peanut Butter Wolf: RIP 2016 On the first day of 2017, Peanut Butter Wolf (aka Chris Manak, the founder of Stones Throw Records) began releasing his RIP 2016 mixtape in parts. Just a few moments ago, Part 3 appeared on Soundcloud and—like the previous mixes—it commemorates well-known and obscure musicians that the world lost last year. The creative, tender mixtape is a genuine tribute to …

Dan Deacon: Opal Toad Segment

Off a forthcoming experimental music compilation, I Said No Doctors!, from NYC-based music label Dymaxion Groove, musician Dan Deacon’s “Opal Toad Segment” conveys a different sort of chaotic charm than we’ve come to expect from the mastermind. Here, a vibrant tinkling—of “MIDI-triggered pinpoint notes from an acoustic grand piano”—rises and falls with a binaural boldness. It’s quite beautiful and entirely out of the ordinary.


Unreleased music from Prince, Georgia collaborates with Caroline Polachek, a live Kate Bush video and more

Prince: Moonbeam Levels Recorded in 1982 (during the time he was making 1999), Prince’s “Moonbeam Levels” was live-streamed today for the first time ever. The track is classic ’80s Prince—buoyant guitars, glitzy drum machines and the beloved musician’s dazzling vocals. From the new greatest hits record Prince 4Ever (released today) the song is one of a few unreleased tracks to appear on the album. Sylvan …