Listen to Sufjan Stevens’ new song “Wallowa Lake Monster”

Sufjan Stevens will release The Greatest Gift Mixtape — Outtakes, Remixes, & Demos from Carrie & Lowell on November 24th, a companion piece to his album Carrie & Lowell. He has shared the latest song from the piece, “Wallowa Lake Monster,” which makes several references to “Dungeons & Dragons.” Hear it below.

Fleet Foxes Announce Record Store Day’s Black Friday Vinyl 10″

Fleet Foxes have announced a new EP, The Electric Lady Session that will be released as a 10″ vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday on November 24th. The EP contains live performances of four songs from the band’s latest album Crack-Up. The session was originally recorded for Fordham University’s radio station WFUV. Check out the cover art above and find out more information on Record Store Day and find participating stores, here. Fleet Foxes have shared a new Q&A where Robin Pecknold discusses Crack-Up which can be found below.

Killer Mike slams Mike Pence, defends NFL protests

Killer Mike turned to Instagram to share an impassioned response to Mike Pence’s announcement that he left a Indianapolis Colts game when he saw that the players knelt during the national anthem. “I wonder how he feels about the constitution,” Mike opens. “Free speech is what protects this and any protest. The constitution that guards against Tyranny like the state abusing and denying citizens full rights.” The statement is finished, “God speed on our next election. I hope we send his religious nut ass back home to relish in his false understanding of what this country is and we never see him on a national stage again.” Read his full statement below.

I wonder how he feels about the constitution. 🤷🏾‍♂️The document that contains the principles this republic is founded on. The 1st being #FreeSpeech. Free speech is what protects this and any protest. The constitution that guards against Tyranny like the state abusing and denying citizens full rights. U know the stuff that prompted the kneel. The kneel is to bring awareness to the public that officers of the law are playing Judge, Jury and executioner therefore denying Americans Citizens their constitutional rights becuz they are a racial minority. I wonder if he knows he and the soldiers I respect and value swear to uphold that constitution and not simply be propaganda agents for the state. He loves religion to much to hold public office in my opinion and he shows that he cares nothing for our republic by not honoring the constitutional rights of its citizens. I'm glad he left that event because he cheapened it with his presence. God speed on our next election. I hope we send his religious nut ass back home to relish in his false understanding of what this country is and we never see him on a national stage again. 😊

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The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Teenage Blue – Dream Girl

2. Revelations – Dirt Dress

3. Washington Moon – Globelamp

4. In Us – Lexi

5. Mr. Wndow – Dada Plan

6. Wolfcat – Still Woozy

7. Hanging Up on U – Shampoo

8. Shimmy – Midnight Sister

9. Happy Birthday – Emily Reo

10. Eleven Weeks – Vansire

11. Find Your Saint – Pinkshinyultrablast

12. The Fire – Mourn

13. Sensuela – Column

14. Static Buzz – Snail Mail

15. Southbound Station – Omni

16. Combine – John Maus

17. Steps – Daag

18. Lay It On Me Straight – Dr Danny

19. Think About Me – The Blow

20. Guts – Tall Friend

Stream Pleasure Systems’ new album Antumbra Pull

Clarke Sondermann,’s, from the Washboard Abs, released a new album named Antumbra Pull yesterday via Antiquated Future. It is his first full-length album released under the name and it can be rlistened to below.

Listen to the Killers talk about “Rut” on “Song Exploder”

Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci from the Killers are the guests on the latest “Song Exploder,” the podcast dedicated to having musicians dissect their music and creative process. During this episode, they talk about the song “Rut” from the band’s newest album Wonderful Wonderful. They talk about how Flowers’ wife’s childhood trauma influenced the songwriting, and trying to figure out the rhythms for the song. Listen to the full episode here

Real Estate share new song to benefit ACLU

Real Estate announced earlier this year and that they partnered with Los Angeles vegan footwear company Keep to design a new shoe. Every pair comes with a cassette that features an unreleased song and demos for “Two Arrows” and “Two Part.” Listen to the cassette’s first track, “In Time” here. The net proceeds from the the Keep x Real Estate Ramos shoe will go towards the American Civil Liberties Union.