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January 4, 2013

Daily Round-Up – January 3rd, 2013

Hello! Here’s what happened in the wonderful world of music yesterday, January 3, 2013.

Producer Jamie xx has released a new remix of Sunsets, by the band The xx.

Rapper Big Boi performed on The Late Show with David Letterman.

And rapper Common made an appearance on Late with Jimmy Fallon.

Kendrick Lamar made another move towards world domination with a video for his track “Backseat Freestyle”.

The mercurial rap talent Blu has released an arty new video for his track “Amnesia”.

Patti Page, pop superstar of the 1950’s, has tragically died. The story is here at NPR.

Rapper Big Boi will join his OutKast buddy Andre 3000 on the Frank Ocean track “Pink Matter”. The story is here at The Line of Best Fit.

Dave Grohl generates one of the most intriguing headlines of the day by saying he wants to create a super group with Trent Reznor and Stevie Nicks. The story is again at The Line of Best Fit.

I am jumping firmly on the Ryan Hemsworth bandwagon. Like Porter Robinson before him, this young talent is making a name for himself, not because he brings a new sound to the scene, but because he melds all of his influences into singular but eclectic projects.

He released a sleepy new video for his song “Colour and Movement”.

In some of the biggest news of the day, Skrillex follows up yesterday’s music video release with a surprise EP release, titled “Leaving”. You can stream it over at Stereogum.

Louisiana Rapper Joe Fresh has released a new mixtape. It’s available to download and stream over at Oh So Fresh! Music.

Ty Segall has joined together with guitarist Charlie Mootheart and created a new band called Fuzz. Today they released two new tracks. You listen to them here and here.

The news has broken that Daft Punk will sadly not be touring in 2013. The news is here at The Line of Best Fit.

Consequence of Sound reports that Tom Waits will be appearing on The Simpsons this weekend.

There is a new video up from alternative country and folk artist Angel Olson, for her track “Tiniest Seed”.

There’s a new video from Snoop Dogg for his track “That’s My Work”, featuring Tha Dogg Pound.

Music blog We All Want Someone To Shout For put out their Best of 2012 list.

Listen to a new and previously unreleased track from indie-darling Sufjan Stevens.

Watch The Tallest Man on Earth and Idiot Wind cover a track by Damien Jurado. The video is at TwentyFourBit.

Frank Ocean was pulled over for speeding and pot possession. Story at Pitchfork.

I don’t know this group too well, but apparently AlunaGeorge has put out a new song called “Diver”, and every music blog I follow is posting about it. Must be good! Check it out on Soundcloud.

Ab-Soul and budding rapper JMSN have announced a new joint album.

There’s a new track from Mac Miller, featuring production from Chuck English. Listen to “All The Time” on 2dopeboyz.

Singer Miquel performed at a tiny desk concert for NPR. The video is here.

Consequence of Sound is reporting that Kendrick Lamar will perform on Saturday Night Live in the future.

Today, the Track of the Day goes to Ryan Hemsworth, and his song “Colour and Movement”. Watch the video here.

And that’s it for all the news of today! See you soon.

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