Thursday Music News

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  • More new music from The Shins: stream the very Wilco-esque single “Mildenhall” below (frontman James Mercer is even singer lower than ever before). The band’s fifth LP Heartworms will be out March 10th via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Catch them at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, 5/26-5/28 at The Gorge in George, Washington. [ Pitchfork ]
  • We mentioned earlier this week, Animal Collective were on the verge of releasing The Painters, a companion EP to last year’s full-length Painting With. Alongside three previously unreleased tracks is a cover of “Jimmy Mack,” a 1967 Top Ten hit for Martha & the Vandellas. Based on the band’s love of ’60s pop, we had a feeling this cover would be good. Listen below: [ Under the Radar