The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: a broken streak, a heartwarming performance, new music, and more!
Radiohead Play “Creep” for First Time in 7 Years
Three weeks ago, British rockers Radiohead wowed with the release of their first album in five years, A Moon Shaped Pool, and gave fans an unprecedented—and tantalizing—glimpse into their recording process. This week, the quintet kicked off their long-awaited tour by giving fans another surprise: their first performance of 1992 hit “Creep” since 2009! "This is for the funny guy shouting for 'Creep' at the back, if only to shock you," quipped lead singer Thom Yorke at the band’s May 23rd show in Paris. Can I get a finally? Check out the performance below.
Florence Welch Sings with Hospitalized Fan
Last week, Florence + The Machine stopped in Austin, TX for their How Beautiful Tour, and, naturally, FATM lovers attended the concert in droves. However, one 15-year-old fan wasn’t among them. A patient at Hospice Austin, her medical condition rendered her unable to make the show. Luckily, her caregivers contacted Florence + The Machine, and frontwoman Florence Welch paid a visit to her young fan! The singer gave a private performance for the patient and her friends, a moment that Hospice Austin nurse practitioner Christie Kremer recalls as overflowing with “shrieks and squeals and so much joyous music and singing and tears and tears and tears of grief and joy.” Watch the pair harmonize on FATM’s 2011 hit “Shake It Out” below.
Flume Premieres New Song Featuring Beck
On May 25th, Australian producer Flume and American singer-songwriter Beck visited Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show to premiere a song they created together called “Tiny Cities.” The collaboration is the concluding track on Flume’s newly released sophomore album Skin, and features Beck’s melodic vocals over atmospheric synths. Give “Tiny Cities” a listen below!
The Strokes Announce New EP and Share Two Songs
Heads up, Strokes fans: new music is in the works! Entitled Future Present Past, the EP is due June 3rd, and will be the New York rock band’s first offering since 2013’s Comedown Machine. This week, the group released two cuts from the EP, “OBLIVIUS” and “Drag Queen.” Listen to “OBLIVIUS” here!
Spoon Play New Song, Pay Tribute to Prince and David Bowie
This weekend, Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of rock band Spoon played a set at Mexico City’s Festival Marvin, and both debuted an unreleased song and paid homage to two iconic, departed artists. The musicians played their brooding new track, entitled “I Ain't the One,” before covering David Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away” and Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon.” Listen to “I Ain't the One” below, and check out Spoon’s covers here!