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Ig­ni­tion Records

Dam­aged to Rocks and Coun­try Girl, Pri­mal Scream ha­bit­u­ally in­clude at least one Stones-y rock an­them per al­bum. The gim­mick this time around is that the words seem to have been com­posed by some­one who doesn’t speak English as a first lan­guage. Sam­ple lyric: “Don’t be­lieve what they tell you/That you will be a guy/There’s no point in pre­tend­ing/When you know that is that.” Bob, if the rock star thing ever goes in the toi­let, you could pos­si­bly get a job writ­ing gar­bled spam emails. In this week’s great­est vi­ral video of all time, Cana­dian astro­naut Chris Had­field ends his stint as the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion’s res­i­dent Twit­ter celeb by post­ing this David Bowie cover to his YouTube ac­count. Not to burst his bub­ble or any­thing, but I’m pretty sure an acous­tic gui­tar in outer space would make no sound what­so­ever. Or else it would echo in in­fin­ity . . . Def­i­nitely one or the other any­way!

In­ter­scope From the new Great Gatsby sound­track, this synth-heavy, minimalist take on the ti­tle track from the late Amy Wine­house’s big­gest hit al­bum may or may not work ef­fec­tively in the film (I haven’t see it). But on its own it’s too short and slight to make an im­pact. “Two wheels and a big old frame/When I cy­cle past chicks holler my name.” YN RichKids are bunch of Min­neapo­lis grade school­ers who take part in Beats & Rhymes, an in­no­va­tive af­ter­school pro­gramme that teaches young­sters how to rap. Last year they scored a mini vi­ral hit with Hot Chee­tos & Takis. This year they look set to achieve an even less likely feat – mak­ing pan­pipes cool! youtube.com

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