National’s ‘Mad’ Man Vid, PJ Harvey’s Song + More
Tom Waits remembers Captain Beefheart, Ghostface Killah drops new track, and more.
Brooklyn rockers the National are currently filming a new video and the group has roped in Mad Men‘s John Slattery to appear in it, the group announced on Twitter. Check out photos of the band on-set with the actor here and here. [The National’s Twitter]
- Leading up to the February release of her album Let England Shake, PJ Harvey will be teasing videos and songs for the album online. The latest: a three-minute short film directed by Seamus Murphy featuring the new track “The Last Living Rose.” Watch it below.
Tom Waits has paid tribute to Captain Beefheart, the iconic experimental rocker who passed away on Friday from complications due to multiple sclerosis. “He was like the scout on a wagon train,” Waits told The Los Angeles Times. “He was the one who goes ahead and shows the way. He was a demanding bandleader, a transcendental composer (with emphasis on the dental), up there with Ornette [Coleman], Sun Ra and Miles [Davis]. He drew in the air with a burnt stick. He described the indescribable. He’s an underground stream and a big yellow blimp.”
Sonic Youth will release a soundtrack to the French movie Simon Werner a Disparu digitally on January 25, with a physical release to follow in February. [TwentyFour Bit]
Ghostface Killah has released another new track titled “In Tha Park,” featuring the Roots’ Black Thought, from his upcoming album Apollo Kids, out December 21. [NahRight]