John Cameron Mitchell’s Podcast Musical

With Anthem: Homunculus, director John Cameron Mitchell and co-writer Bryan Weller have crafted a six-hour, 10-episode, 31-song original musical podcast. Mitchell, who reinvented the rock opera with 2001’s groundbreaking stage play-turned-film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, tapped immense talent for the production—including Glenn Close, Marion Cotillard and Laurie Anderson. Read more about Anthem: Homunculus, (which debuts on the podcast platform Luminary today) at the New …

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From a funk-inflected dance track to a reimagined ballad from 1999 and everything in between

King Princess + Fiona Apple: I Know King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) has teamed up with Fiona Apple for a sublime new version of “I Know,” which first appeared on Apple’s 1999 record When the Pawn. Remaining faithful to the slow-burning, but at times dramatic tune, both singers’ vocals exude the exquisite tenderness of the original. This version—made 20 years after its initial release—will certainly introduce Apple …

Foals: Exits

Drawn from Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost—Part 1, the first of two albums Foals will release this year, “Exits” delivers a blistering blend of guitar, drum and electronic. A musical play between power and allure, the track comes with an otherworldly Albert Moya-directed music video. From fencing and blindfolds to a man on fire and a child rowing off in a lake, surrealist imagery collides with some …