Flight of the Conchords share new song “Father and Son”

Flight of the Conchords have released a new song called “Father and Son” from their recent HBO special Live in London. The duo played the track on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in September as well. Listen to “Father and Son” below.

M.I.A.’s documentary released on demand

M.I.A.’s documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.was released in September to theaters. The film is now available to purchase online via iTunes and other digital retailers as of Today. The documentary is directed by Stephen Loveridge and was scored by Paul Hicks and Dhani Harrison. It shows a look into M.I.A.’s life as an artist with personal footage spanning over the course of her childhood to present day. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year where it was the winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award.

Watch the trailer below.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Real Thing – Lower Dens

2. I Exist I Exist I Exist – Flatsound

3. Oblivion – David Bazaan

4. Good Looks – Girlyboi

5. 4141 – Slow Hollows

6. All Fires – Swan Lake

7. Small Foreign Faction – Hayley Blais

8. Difficult Situations – The Ballet

9. Somewhere Somehow – Oddnesse

10. I Ni Sogoma – Dinosaur Feathers

11. No I Never – Blah Blah Blah

12. Little Queenie – Sadgirl

13. Demon’s Cave – Roy Irwin

14. Sorry – Hala

15. Forever – The Red Pears

16. We’re Not Just Friends – Parks, Squares and Alleys

17. Swing Lynn – Harmless

18. Maybe – Jurassic Shark

19. Sodus – Cemeteries

20. Rivers Bend – The Doorbells

New Kamasi Washington short film to Debut at Sundance 2019

Kamasi Washington is set to debut a new short film at Sundance 2019.The short, titled, As Told To G/D Thyself, is directed by a collective called the Ummah Chroma, which features Washington, Bradford Young, Terence Nance,, Jenn Nkiru, and Marc Thomas. It’s inspired by the music of Washington’s latest album, Heaven and Earth. Check out the film poster below.

Watch boygenius cover the Killers’ “Read My Mind”

The new indie rock supergroup, boygenius, recently covered the Killers’ 2006 song “Read My Mind” during their stop during the tour in Los Angeles. Watch them cover the song below via SPIN.

Chance explains Chicago political system in new video

Chance the Rapper has released a new video poking fun at Chicago’s Aldermanic System. The 15-minute video shows Chance as an investigative reporter for Chicagoist, Champ Bennett, who interviews pedestrians, candidates for Chicago’s upcoming Aldermanic elections, and Hannibal Buress, who is a cynical 75-year-old Alderman named Al Durham. Watch it all below.

The video shows Chance discussinga the role of Chicago’s Aldermen, who governs the city’s 50 wards. Chance explains that many of the factors that are preventing younger and more diverse candidates from being elected are that candidates cannot run if they have been convicted of a felony, or if they owe a penny of debt or tax dollars to the city. Chance replies to these rules with, “wow, that shit sounds racist.”

Chicago’s Aldermanic elections are February 26, 2019.

Watch Parquet Courts perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Parquet Courts, during their show at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall tonight, performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The orchestral performance was conducted by Nicholas Hersh and was a part of the BSO Pulse concert program that showcases classical music and indie artist collaborations. Watch Parquet Courts perform their Wide Awake! tracks “Mardi Gras Beads” and “Wide Awake!” below.