Devendra Banhart shares new song “Saturday Night”

Devendra Banhart has released a new song, “Saturday Night.” Listen to it below. It is from the singer-songwriter’s upcoming ninth studio album Ape in Pink Marble, out September 23rd via Nonesuch. It was announced last December that Banhart was scoring the new comedy Joshy, which stars “Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. City Club – The Growlers

2. Smking To Dth – Cyberbully Mom Club

3. I Think You’re Really Beautiful – Starry Cat

4. Everything is Scary – German Error Code

5. Bobby Pins – CBMC

6. Someday Soon – Harlem

7. And Also I’m Really Scared – Fox Academy

8. Savana Sabertooth – OH!Hello

9. Happy – Four Visions

10. Void in Time – Euphoria Again

11. Naruto Themed Sexting – Pannuci’s Pizza

12. Don’t Trip – Baked

13. Thanks Dad – Richie Woods

14. Went Home About It – Adore, 1996

15. wreck – Nouns

16. Deep Blue – Camera Shy

17. Nobody’s Baby – The Sweater I Gave You

18. Sober – Mumblr

19. Rollercoaster – Dear Nora

20. Chicago New York – The Aislers Set

The Avalanches curate Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

The Avalanches returned with Wildflower, earlier this year, marking it their first album in 15 years. It also has been as long since the outfit curated an “Essential Mix” for BBC Radio 1. However, that changed today as The Avalanches took over the radio with a 45-minute playlist that included music from Frank Zappa, Sun Ra, Ratatat, Nina Simone, Betty Everett, The Parliaments, Madlib, The Stooges, Bad Brains, and more. Listen to their mix on the BBC’s website. Their other one came out December 11th, 2001 and can be listened to below.

De La Soul share We’re Still Here (now).. documentary

De La Soul have just shared a documentary called We’re Still Here (now)…, which shows the process the process they went through to create their new album and the Anonymous Nobody… It was directed by J Anders Urmacher and it unfolds the story of the album’s Kickstarter campaign, the trio on tour, and it features interviews with the members of De La Soul, and includes footage from live performances. Watch the documentary below.

and the Anonymous Nobody… is out today, and includes collaborations from Little Dragon, David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Usher,  Pete Rock, 2 Chainz, Jill Scott, and more. It was revealed recently that De La Soul recorded parts for the upcoming Gorillaz album.

The final unreleased Led Zeppelin recording has been released from the vault

Led Zeppelin have emptied out their vaults over the last few years as a part of an expansive archival campaign, which has included the reissuing of the band’s nine albums and B-sides. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame band will re-release their popular BBC Sessions in a new box set.

The collection even features a lost 1969 session which includes the only performance of a song named, “Sunshine Woman.” Guitarist Jimmy Page spoke to Mojo and said the song “was basically made up on the spot. It was pretty brave, bearing in mind the circumstances. We played it as if we were in rehearsals, starting it around the riff and then working it out. It shows that we were evolving pretty quickly.”
The Complete BBC Sessions makes it the  first time “Sunshine Woman” has been commercially released and, according to the Guardian, is “likely the best recording you will ever find of what might be the last previously unheard complete Zeppelin song to get an official release.”

Listen to “Sunshine Woman” below via Draven Crichton, and The Complete BBC Sessions will be in stores next month.

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. perform “Losing Touch” on James Corden

Albert Hammond Jr. appeared on Corden’s show last in February, where he played “Caught By My Shadow.” Last night, Hammond, who is done promoting the Strokes’ recent EP apparently, went back to promoting last year’s solo album Momentary Masters. He and his band, during the song, played the single “Losing Touch,” and you can watch it below.

Momentary Masters is out July 31st through Vagrant.

Porches release Water EP, shares new “Black Dress” video featuring Dev Hynes

Porches have released Water, a new EP that is the follow-up to this year’s Pool. It is comprised of stripped-down versions of songs from Pool, the “melodic skeleton,” as the press release puts it, as well as a few of unreleased songs. Stream it here. They also released a video for “Black Dress,” which stars Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes dancing in a studio with a few performers Watch that below.

Porches’ Aaron Maine released a statement about the album:

I spent the first year after releasing Slow Dance In The Cosmos teaching myself how to record music. I ended up with a bunch of pretty realized demos for songs that ended up on Pool during that process. It was a loose and explorative time for me. I wanted to release a select few of these “demos” because I always find the excitement captured by recording a song when you first write it to be almost impossible to recreate later down the line. I chose to rerecord all of the songs that were to be on ‘Pool’ because I felt like by the time I had a batch of songs that I felt would make an album, I had grown as a producer and wanted to give them another pass. Either way, it’s fun to listen back to these earlier versions of the songs and remember how they first existed.