David Bowie‘s camp will release two special edition vinyl box sets for Record Store Day on April 22nd. The first, Cracked Actor, being a three-LP live album recorded in Los Angeles circa 1974. The second is called Bowpromo, which was originally a 1971 promo recording featuring songs by Bowie and Dana Gillespie.
Chance The Rapper is this week’s hero, garnering praise from the likes of Michelle Obama after he donated $1 million dollars to Chicago Public Schools, giving back to the public school system he came up in.
The Weeknd has dropped another music video graced with the presence (and production) of French duo Daft Punk. “I Feel It Coming” is a funked-out soul number for the future.
Seattle band Fleet Foxes has returned after a near six-year hiatus, dropping an epic song called “Third of May / Ōdaigahara.” The band also announced the release of Crack-Up, a new record on Nonesuch Records due out June 16.
Folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling has released a new album entitled Semper Femina, which focuses solely on the lives of women.
The Shins are back with a brand new LP as well; Heartwormsis available on digital and vinyl platforms via Columbia Records.
New Zealand pop star Lorde has followed up last week’s single “Green Light” with the solemn ballad “Liability.”