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: new music from The Shins, PWR BTTM, Fleetwood Mac, and more!
The Shins drop new single
The Shins have been gradually releasing new music after announcing their forthcoming album Heartworms, which drops March 10th. (We've been spinning their new single "Name for You" on BRU!) This past Wednesday, the New Mexico band released another single, "Mildenhall." Check it out below!
Justin Trudeau despises Paul Simon
An old tweet was recently unearthed in which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared that he and his entire staff hate rock artist Paul Simon. Rather, he said, they prefer Simon's old musical partner Art Garfunkel. A person's taste in music says a lot about a person, and now this DJ has some questions about Trudeau's unprompted insult and how anyone could despise the man who made "Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes."
For the record: I, and my entire staff, despise Paul Simon. #garfunkleallthe way— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 17, 2012
PWR BTTM release new music
PWR BTTM , the queer punk duo playing Columbus Theater on February 19th, have recently revealed that they're releasing their sophomore album later this year. The announcement came with a new, cheerful, glittery single titled "Big Beautiful Day."
White Stripes albums mysteriously disappear from Spotify
This past Thursday, five White Stripes albums suddenly disappeared form Spotify's catalogue, leaving only 2007's Icky Thump. The albums are now back online with no explanation as to what happened. You can hear the White Stripes every day (except Sundays!) on 95.5 WBRU.
Fleetwood Mac share previously unreleased music
After celebrating the 40th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours last week, the band have shared an unreleased early version of their classic track "Seven Wonders." A deluxe reissue of their 1987 LP Tango in the Night is set for the end of March.