Thom Yorke Collabo, Twin Shadow vs. Gaga + More
Plus: Arcade Fire head to Haiti, and new music from Broken Bells.
Here’s more music to help you imagine Radiohead’s Thom Yorke dancing like a crazy person. The twitchy singer lends his vocals to two new tracks with British experimental electronic artist Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) and groundbreaking pre-dubstep auteur Burial. “Mirror” and “Ego” made their debut on British radio yesterday, spun by Hebden. [Pitchfork]
George Lewis, Jr., who records as Twin Shadow, is poised for a breakout at this year’s SXSW, where he’s been tapped as one of SPIN’s must-hear artists. But remixing Lady Gaga is way bigger than any of his numerous gigs in Austin will ever be. Hear his as-yet-unfinished remix of “Born This Way” at Pretty Much Amazing.
Once a surfer, always a surfer? Later this year, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder will release an album of music performed on ukulele dubbed Uke Songs. Listen to the heart-string-tugging “Longing to Belong” (via Music Box).
Continuing to honor the Haitian heritage of band member Regine Chassagne, Arcade Fire are headed to Haiti to perform live with local musicians. The band, which has donated heavily to relief efforts in the wake of the island nation’s 2010 earthquake, will be filming the trip for a DVD release. [The Guardian]
Another track from Broken Bells’ upcoming Meyrin Fields EP has surfaced. “Heartless Empire” is bubbly fun from collaborators James Mercer of the Shins and Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton. The EP arrives in stores March 29. Hear it at Some Kind of Awesome.