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New D'Angelo, a jazzy Joy Division cover, music from Brainfeeder's compilation and more

Hot 8 Brass Band: Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) The NOLA-based Hot 8 Brass Band has released a cover of Joy Division‘s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” and it’s a sparking jazz tune. The song, which sounds like a rush of 1,000 horns, comes in the band’s 23rd year—they’ve been together since 1993, and though not all founding members are with the …

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Rufus Wainwright's protest song covered by Lily Allen, new music by Goldfrapp, Thundercat teams up with a couple of icons and more

Lily Allen: Going To a Town (Rufus Wainwright Cover) Covering Rufus Wainwright’s stunning 2007 song “Going To a Town,” Lily Allen has remained faithful to the original, while adding her own levels of heartbreak. The accompanying video features scenes from current protests concerning Trump, Brexit, racism, islamophobia, refugees and immigration. While Allen’s version is pared-down, it delivers the same amount of pathos (thanks in part …

Thundercat feat. Kenny Loggins + Michael McDonald: Show You The Way

In a collaboration worthy of a double-take, Thundercat has joined forces with two formidable names: Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. In his new song “Show You The Way,” Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) announces each singer before their verses with a tinge of delightfully sincere awe. The track is quintessentially Thundercat—with a super-smooth groove, shimmery production and plenty of soul. The track is from his third …