Nick Cave & Deborah Harry: “The Breaking Hands”
The perpetually melancholy Nick Cave and the always cool Debbie Harry recently teamed up for a duet. Even stranger, the Blondie frontwoman and Bad Seed wailer are covering “The Breaking Hands,” a 1988 single from blues-punk band The Gun Club. It’s for a charity comp pegged to late Gun Club frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce and you can check it out here. [Pitchfork]
Curren$y: “No Squares,” “Stainless” and “Sunroof”
Last night the New Orleans MC debuted three songs from his upcoming album on Eminem's radio channel Shade 45. Each track is sick as the record’s title, The Stoned Immaculate. While plenty of rappers are happy to let the high life hijack their lyrics, Curren$y still keeps things real. [Prefix]
Big K.R.I.T.: “I Got This”
Shade 45’s Toca Tuesdays are apparently the place to be, because Big K.R.I.T. also premiered a new song on Em’s Sirius channel last night. Is it just me, or does he sound an awful lot like OutKast all of a sudden?
Sharon Van Etten: “Life of His Own”
The latest b-side from the Brooklyn singer/songwriter is a lovely, moody ballad. [Pitchfork]