Good news for fans of indie pop: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart just announced a deluxe edition of Days of Abandon, their spring 2014 release. Ahead of the arrival (which will include five new tracks), they’ve put out “Poison Touch,” featuring Jen Goma as the vocal lead, available on SoundCloud. The album itself is coming September 22nd. According to the band’s Twitter feed, they wrote the song for Taylor Swift, or at least in relation to her. Marc Hogan of Wondering Sound made the connection: “‘Poison Touch’ is a gleaming, shivery burst of conflicted romance that, as it happens, befits the year that gives Swift’s new album its title, 1989. If the ‘Shake It Off’ singer is looking for a twee-pop Midas, she could do a whole lot worse than give Berman a call.”
The band also announced a tour with the New Pornographers this fall. The first show will take place at The Showbox in Seattle, Washington, on October 5th. Locations span the US with stops in California, New York, Texas, North Carolina, and Washington DC. The tour concludes with a second NC performance on November 23rd.
In a different genre, another neat single arrived today. Flying Lotus shared “Coronus, the Terminator,” a track from You’re Dead!, arriving later this year. The experimental electro musician’s song is eerie and moody, and reactions from fans have been more than positive. He recently shared two other tracks that met with as much acceptance: “Moment of Hesitation,” and “Never Catch Me” featuring Kendrick Lamar. To hype the new album, he has also announced a Tumblr IRL event with tunes from the upcoming release. That will take place in LA on September 23.
In the remix category, Schoolboy Q made headlines today with his remix of a Disclosure song. The wildly popular “Latch” by Sam Smith was great as an acoustic, but fans are more familiar with Disclosure’s version – now, Schoolboy Q has put his own spin on it. The first part is almost the same as the original, but in the second third, the rapper slides in a verse that fits well will the vibe.
In pop, Nick Jonas’ “Jealous” arrived earlier this week (read the review here). And speaking of Kendrick Lamar, the hitmaker is expected to release a new single. “I” may arrive sometime next week. Lamar tweeted the cover art in advance.