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Pussy Riot mocks corruption, Rihanna covers Tame Impala, new Moderat and more in this week's musical round-up

Pussy Riot: CHAIKA If you don’t know who Yuri Chaika is, Pussy Riot’s song “CHAIKA” can help fill in the blanks. The punk-rock protest collective, whose performances have gotten a few members jailed, bravely ridicules the Russian General Prosecutor through music video and spoken word (entirely in Russian). Just last December, Chaika was the subject of an investigative article, in the form of a film, …

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Grateful Dead's "Standing On The Moon," Moderat's "Bad Kingdom," The xx remixed and more in our weekly review of music

Moderat: Bad Kingdom Moderat—the collaborative side project of Berlin-based artists Apparat (Sascha Ring) and Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary)—takes listeners on an illustrated journey of the downfall of English aristocracy in “Bad Kingdom,” the first single off their forthcoming album II. The entrancing Pfadfinderei-directed video emotionally matches Apparat’s luring vocals, which are both juxtaposed with Modeselektor’s intricate beats for a harmonious track that toes …

Moderat: Bad Kingdom

Grateful Dead's "Standing On The Moon," Moderat's "Bad Kingdom," The xx remixed and more in our weekly review of music

Moderat—the collaborative side project of Berlin-based artists Apparat (Sascha Ring) and Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary)—takes listeners on an illustrated journey of the downfall of English aristocracy in “Bad Kingdom,” the first single off their forthcoming album II. The entrancing Pfadfinderei-directed video emotionally matches Apparat’s luring vocals, which are both juxtaposed with Modeselektor’s intricate beats for a harmonious track that toes the line between …