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Release round-up: Fall Out Boy and Blood Orange announce LP info, plus Sia, Sumie and an MJ metal compilation

By | Published on Wednesday 2 October 2013

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Rounding up the latest release news…

So, Fall Out Boy have told the world all about a mini ‘punk rock’-LP they’ve made with Ryan Adams producing. ‘Pax Am Days’, as it’s called, will be available online and/or as part of a reissue of the band’s latest album, ‘Save Rock And Roll’, in a fortnight’s time. Try one of its eight tracks, ‘Love, Sex, Death’, on YouTube:

Also announcing LP data is flavour du alt-pop jour Blood Orange (pictured), who has named names as to who on earth is on his new CD, ‘Cupid Deluxe’, which is released via Domino on 18 Nov. The names he names (via this totally ironic ‘Video Biography’ clip) are: Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek (on lead single ‘Chamakay’), ‘cloud rap’ producer Clams Casino, Kindness’ Adam Bainbridge, grime MC Skepta and the Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth. And his girlfriend, Friends’ Samantha Urbani.

Talking of friends, R&B leading light Sia has teamed up with hers, Diplo and The Weeknd, in lending a new track to the ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ film OST. Sia and co’s collabo is titled ‘Elastic Heart’, and will be released alongside songs by Coldplay, Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Patti Smith and The National as part of the soundtrack at large on 19 Nov. Play it first, if you like:

Next, Sweden’s Sumie – who makes (and likes) “minimal and delicate” guitar music – has given details on her first LP, a Bella Union job due on 3 Dec. The sister of Little Dragon’s Yukumi Nagano, not that that really means anything, Sumie is trailing ‘Sumie’ with a clip featuring listed track ‘Never Wanted To Be’, so take a look at that now:

Finally, to info on a ‘metal covers’ compilation of Michael Jackson‘s greatest hits, which I’d imagine will either be amazing, terrible, amazingly terrible or terribly amazing. Bearing the title ‘Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson’, the collection will feature Motorhead’s Phil Campbell doing ‘Billy Jean’, Sevedust’s Lajon Witherspoon’s take on ‘Black Or White’, and Alien Ant Farm’s ‘classic homage’ to ‘Smooth Criminal’. It’s out 22 Oct.

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