The Daily Rewind is a daily update of notable events throughout the music world during the day and from the previous night, Monday-Friday. A separate one will be done for the weekend.
Notable Songs & Albums:
Los Campesinos! have a released “The Fall of Home”, the third single from their new album Sick Scenes. This song is about alienation from the place you grew up. This is different from the theme of the previous two singles which is depression and self-medication. Sonically, this falls closer to “5 Flucloxacillin” than “I Broke up in Amarante”. It is a slow burner and acoustically driven. Sick Scenes will be released on 2/24 via Wichita Recordings. Tour dates here.
PWR BTTM are crucial to today’s music for their advocacy and representation of those who identify as queer. They have shared the lead single “Big Beautiful Day”, along with its video, from their sophomore follow-up Pageant.
Jessica Dennison and Jessica Jones teamed up for their self-titled debut album as Jessica Dennison + Jones. Today they released their second single, “Confines”. It’s minimal indie-pop and a promising project. “Confines” can be found here.
Taiwanese producer Scintii will release her debut EP Mica 2/17 via Eternal Dragonz. Check out fantastic EP, with its glittery synths and chopped up vocals, here via The Fader.
Thundercat released “Friend Zone” today. The second single from his new album Drunk. “Friend Zone” is a funky zoned out R&B track that includes breaking up with your girlfriend to play Mortal Kombat. The album will be released on 2/24 via Brainfeeder.
Little Cub, a dance-rock trio from London, have released another single from their upcoming album Still Life. “Too Much Love” is a solid track that is built upon synths and steady drumbeat.
Seattle rock three-piece Dude York released the third single from their new album Sincerely which is out 2/24 on Hardly Art Records.
Electronic/R&B DJ/producer Kingdom is releasing his debut album, Tears in the Club, February 24. He has dropped the first single “What Is Love”, which feature SZA.
Swede Joel Wästberg who records under the name sir Was shared his new pop-tinged psych-rock single “Revoke”. Digging A Tunnel will be released 3/10 on City Slang.
Yoni Wolf released the first single from his art-pop project WHY?’s fifth album. The track is called “One Mississippi”. The album Moh Lhean will be released on 3/3 via Joyful Noise Records. Find it here.
Cool find here. Small feature from The Fader with Argentinian artist Lagartijeando about his new, incredibly chill song “La Memoria Del Viento”.
Manchester Post-Punkers Dutch Uncles fifth record Big Balloon is out Friday and can be steamed in full via Noisey.
Swedish pop artist Molly Nilsson has released her fifth single from her forthcoming album IMAGINATIONS. IMAGINATIONS also now has a release date, 5/26, and is being released on Dark Skies Association/Night School Records.
Swan Lingo released a great track heavily influenced by 80’s pop music. It’s called “What Did You Learn”. Listen to here.
Danish producer Nils Cooper’s sad house track “U Told Me” via Indie Shuffle.
Yumi Zouma covered Oasis’ “She’s Electric” as part of a vinyl subscription for a full cover of Oasis’ sophomore classic What’s The Story (Morning Glory). The subscription is being offered by Sounds Delicious. Find the fuzzy cover here.
Singer/Songwriter and Producer Dwele shared a song “Wanna Dance” that features Mike City as well as the late Phife Dawg (of A Tribe Called Quest).
Trumpeter Yazz Ahmed’s “The Space Between The Fish and The Moon” via Aquarium Drunkard.
Synth-driven “Rules” is off of Hoops’ debut album Routines. It’s out 5/5 on Fat Possum Records.
Angel Olson playing My Woman deep cut “Give It Up” on Conan.
D.R.A.M. released a video for his song “Cute” for Valentine’s Day, and it’s awesome.
Alanis Morrissette was robbed of jewelry valued over $2 Million. (via Stereogum)
Drake offered to talk a suicidal man down from a bridge. His tour bus was in the traffic caused by a blockade of the bridge. Drake’s offer was sincerely declined and the man was talked down and in a hospital for treatment. Full article here.
Fun read of an interview between Pitchfork and Thundercat about Valentine’s Day. (here)
A fully authorized Notorious B.I.G. documentary, Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance, has been announced. It will be directed by Emmett and Brandon Malloy who in the past have made films such as The White Stripes’ Under Great White Northern Lights. Emmett Malloy won the 2013 Grammy for Best Music Film for Big Easy Express. This year is the 20th anniversary of his death. More details here via Variety here.
A new video surfaced of Frank Ocean discussing the inspiration and making of Blonde.
Introducing Mr Eazi, the OVO and Wizkid Favorite Bringing Afrobeats to the Masses (via Complex)
Chance The Rapper announces North American Tour. Dates here. Tickets go on sale at midnight.
Future will be joined by Migos, Tory Lanez, and Kodak Black on a massive tour in support of his new self-titled album out Friday. Young Thug and A$AP Ferg will be joining them on a couple dates, which can be found here.
Belle & Sebastian had added a string of North American dates to their European tour. Info here.
Perfume Genius will be going on tour starting in May in support of his upcoming as-yet-unnamed album. Dates here.