This week While You Were Away, new music from Lana Del Rey and Tenacious D, new Queens Of The Stone Age video, Louis Cole’s new compilation album, and more.
Tenacious D release ‘Video Games,’ first new original song in five years
Jack Black and Kyle Gass better known as Tenacious D are back with “Video Games,” their first original song in five years. The country-leaning song is an ode to video games and even name drops popular games, like Fallout 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2.
“It’s about growing up and leaving childish things behind… But then realizing that video games are more than just mindless toys,” stated Tenacious D in a press release. “In fact, they can be a true expression of huge ideas that belong in the pantheon of great works of art!
The duo continued, “It’s about time someone defended the honor and integrity of this bold new horizon. Leave it to the greatest band in the world…Tenacious D!!!”
Watch the accompanying video below.
Queens Of The Stone Age share trippy video for ‘Emotion Sickness’
Just a day after announcing their long-awaited eighth album In Times New Roman… along with its lead single “Emotion Sickness,” Queens Of The Stone Age followed up with the song’s trippy lyric video directed by and starring Liam Lynch.
It’s a surreal ride with various fantastical characters, such as tattooed elephants, a leather-clad Minotaur hunting down a gang of mice, and Medusa herself. Watch the video below.
In Times New Roman… comes out June 16th via Matador Records.
Louis Cole drops new collection ‘Some Unused Songs’
Surprise! Louis Cole recently released a new compilation called Some Unused Songs via Brainfeeder. The collection features 11 previously unreleased and half-finished tracks, including a demo version of “Let It Happen,” which appeared on last year’s Quality Over Opinion. The songs here highlight the softer side of Cole’s music, focusing on its more mellow, jazzy, and understated elements.
Stream it below. Purchase it here.
Watch Lana Del Rey channel Marilyn Monroe in ‘Candy Necklace’
Lana Del Rey has released a new music video for “Candy Necklace,” featuring Jon Batiste. Directed by Rich Lee, the black and white video sees Del Rey transforming into classic Hollywood stars, including Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia.
During the video, Del Rey details why she wanted to channel Monroe and Short: “The whole thing about the video—why it was all supposed to be behind the scenes—was because all these women who changed their names and changed their hair, like me. It’s like they all fell into these different snake holes. So the whole point is how do you learn from that and not fall into your own thing?”
Watch the video below.
Tours on sale this week
Wolfmother will head out on their fall North American tour starting September 14th in San Diego, California. The tour wraps up on November 29th in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are currently on sale.
Pavement have extended their reunion tour with another four-night run in New York City. The band will play four nights at Brooklyn Steel from September 11th through 14th. Tickets for the new shows are now on sale.
Brutus have announced a UK headline tour for later in the year. The tour, which kicks off December 7th, includes their biggest-ever London show. The outing wraps up December 13th in Birmingham. Get all the details here.