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News Mix: Antony vs. the Pope, Daughter, John Carpenter, Flying Lotus, Trent Reznor, Ty Segall, etc.

Plus: Nils Frahm, J Fernandez, Keep Shelley in Athens, Pure Bathing Culture, Tyler The Creator, Neneh Cherry, The Haxan Claok, and More

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Here’s a mix of other news today that weren’t able to do full news items on. Included in this news mix are summary items on Antony and his comments on the Pope, Daughter’s new album and video, John Carpenter’s live debut, Flying Lotus’ short film trailer, Trent Reznor and The Haxan Cloak’s Moog documentary, a new song from Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds, J Fernandez’s video, Keep Shelley in Athens’ new song, Pure Bathing Culture’s live video, Tyler The Creator’s animated show, an unreleased Neneh Cherry song, Ty Segall’s new band, and more.

Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons has spoken out against Pope Francis for secretly meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for failing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He posted this to Facebook, signing it by the name he’s going under for his next album:

“Apparently Pope Francis was working behind the scenes to undermine gay rights in America. How shameful and pathetic of him. I have been so impressed with his approach to climate and his call to end the death penalty. But for him to make insidious comments about how the ‘traditional family’ is under threat (presumably from gay marriage) and then to secretly meet that poor misguided cretin Kim Davis… I am glad that he is mobilizing his flock to care about nature, but I would still prefer that they would all just go to their heaven now and leave the rest of humanity and nature in peace here on earth. Pope Francis seems still to be causing harm and burning witches in the name of Christ, just like his forefathers. Christ himself might weep with shame. Francis attempts to distract us from Catholic sexual predators with a smokescreen of fake moralizing about gay people and their rights to live as equals in society. Pope Francis should line up one hundred gay, lesbian and transgendered people from around the world and wash and kiss their feet. He should issue a formal apology on behalf of the church for centuries of persecuting, torturing and killing us in the name of their god. Or are we not worthy of his humility, unlike criminals, the American indigenous, and the poor? Jesus Wept. - Anohni”

Daughter have announced their second album. Not to Disappear is due out January 15 via 4AD/Glassnote. They’ve shared the first song from it via the video for “Doing the Right Thing,” which you can watch below:

Legendary film director/musician John Carpenter has announced his first ever live performance. He will be performing at the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in Iceland, which takes place July 1 - 3, 2016 in Keflavik. He will play music from some of his classic film soundtracks (such as Halloween and They Live), as well as tracks from his recent album Lost Themes. He will be backed by a full live band that includes his son Cody Carpenter and his godson Daniel Davies. Below is a trailer for the performance.

Flying Lotus has shared a trailer for the short film FUCKKKYOUUU, which he has written the score for. Eddie Alcazar directed the film, which is described as such: “With the ability to travel in time, a lonely girl finds love and comfort by connecting with her past self. Eventually faced with rejection she struggles with her identity and gender, and as time folds onto itself only one of them can remain.” Watch the trailer below, via Hypetrak.

Moog Music is discontinuing the production of the Minimoog Voyager and they’ve shot a video of Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor discussing the synthesizer. It features a score by The Haxan Cloak. Watch the video below, followed by the score (which is also downloadable).

A previously unreleased mid-1980s track by Neneh Cherry, “Dead Come Alive,” has surfaced. She recorded it with Adrian Sherwood’s band The Circuit as a one-off. It is now being released on a new compilation for On-U Sound (Which Sherwood is the founder of), Science Fiction Dancehall Classics, which was curated by Trevor Jackson. Sherwood talked about the track to Pitchfork, who premiered it: “This is one of the first tunes I did with a drum machine, working with Steve Beresford. I think it was a LinnDrum, which they’d just got in at Berry Street studios in 83, they were really expensive at the time. I met Neneh in 1979 because the band I was working with, Creation Rebel, got invited on this ‘Simply What’s Happening’ tour, which was pretty groundbreaking in the way it mixed up different styles of music. It was Don Cherry, Happy House (Lou Reed’s backing band at the time), The Slits, and Prince Hammer. After that me and Neneh ended up squatting a place together in Battersea in 1980, and we’re still friends to this day.” Below is the song:

Tyler, the Creator has launched a new animated series called The Jellies that’s available exclusively via his Golf Media app. It’s about a family of jellywish, was co-written and voiced by Tyler and Lionel Boyce. Augenblick Studios animated the show. You can watch a trailer below, via Pitchfork.

Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds are releasing a new collaborative EP LOON this Friday via Erased Tapes. Stereogum have premiered another track from it, “Wide Open,” which you can stream below.

Pure Bathing Culture is releasing a new album, Pray For Rain, on October 23 via Partisan. They’ve now shared a live video for “Singer” via Stereogum. Watch below.

J Fernandez has shared a video for “Between the Channels,” a song taken from his excellent (and likely under-heard) debut album, Many Levels of Laughter, which is out now via Joyful Noise. Watch it below.

Philly punk band Beach Slang have covered Dramarama’s “Anything, Anything.” Listen below.

Pittsburgh electronic duo Zombi has shared “Shadow Hand,” another song from their forthcoming new album, Shape Shift, which is due out 10/16 via Relapse. Check it out below.

Keep Shelly in Athens has shared a new song. “Silent Rain” is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album, Now I’m Ready, which is due out October 16 via Friends of Friends. Check it out below.

Finally, Ty Segall has formed another new band, GØGGS, which features Ex-Cult’s Chris Shaw and Charles Moothart, of Segall’s other band Fuzz. They have shared their first single, “She Got Harder,” which will be released in November via In the Red. Check it out below.


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