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Earth is the Loneliest Planet Harvest The third single from Morrissey’s World Peace Is None of Your Business album hasn’t yet been officially unveiled. But we are offered this spoken-word lyric video, in which Moz and Pamela Anderson enjoy a LA sunset. Yes, you read right – Morrissey and Pamela Anderson are friends. According to the Guardian, they spent a vegetarian Thanksgiving together in 2002 “with fellow guests”, including Kid Rock, basketballerJohn Salley “and a live turkey”. Seriously, why wasn’t this in Morrissey’s book? Four hundred-odd pages moaning about his record company, and he doesn’t mention the weirdest dinner party of all time!
JACK WHITE Just One Drink
Records “You drink water, I drink gasoline/One of us is happy, the other of us is mean.” The second single from White’s Lazaretto album (due out June 10th; see review, left) is an up-tempo party anthem with limited trunk space but excellent miles per gallon.
TIGWARA New Day Rises LILY ALLEN Bass Like Home
Third Man Tigwara are a five-piece multinational “indieronica” (hey, that’s what their email says!) act from Limerick. Their untitled debut EP is due outd later this year. youtube.com
THE GENE CLARK NO OTHER BAND Some Misunderstanding (Live in Williamsburg)
The GCNOB are an indie supergroup comprised of various members of Beach House, Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear. They will tour the east coast of the US this summer playing songs from the late Byrds guitarist’s most acclaimed solo album. Here Daniel Rossen tackles the album’s standout track and handles it with aplomb!
Parlophone Shakespeare, Paul Gascoigne, John Lennon, the Queen, lager, service stations . . . Lily Allen’s “unofficial World Cup anthem” lists all of the things she loves about England, a nation which, she boasts has been “doin’ it since way back in the day”. If that’s a reference to losing to Germany at football, well, you’d have to agree.