Iceage feat. Sky Ferreira: Pain Killer

Big and bold, “Pain Killer” knocks down walls to make way for new dimensions in the post-punk catalogue of Copenhagen quartet Iceage. It’s their first song ever to feature a guest vocalist, and Sky Ferreira does her part to underscore the track’s ambition. There’s so much force on display here and it’s nothing short of an organized storm of sound. Iceage’s fourth LP Beyondless releases …

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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, …

Primal Scream + Sky Ferreira: Where the Light Gets In

Prevailing Scottish band Primal Scream has enlisted Sky Ferreira for a track off their upcoming 11th LP Chaosmosis—set for release 18 March. “Where the Light Gets In” blends sparkly synths and an upbeat track for a thoughtful dance rock tune. And Ferreira’s signature vocals (as she exchanges lines with frontman Bobby Gillespie) are innocent and tame and, at the same time, just a little heavy-hearted.