Bank holiday news: what you might’ve missed

Angelo Badalamenti signs up for Twin Peaks, Grimes and Lana Del Rey set release dates, Arca shares a new track, SOPHIE and A. G. Cook speak.


If you were out enjoying authentic human interactions this long weekend, you might've missed the bits of music news that eked out over the three days. Handily, we're always glued to a laptop screen, so we've compiled a few of the key stories below.

Angelo Badalamenti will compose new music for the Twin Peaks revival. David Lynch has confirmed his return to the third season of Twin Peaks, while actors Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee (Audrey Horne and Laura Palmer respectively) recently stated at a panel that original series composer Angelo Badalamenti will be providing new music to his already iconic score. [via Welcome To Twin Peaks]

Lana Del Rey's new album will be out in September. She said it during a show, according to someone on Reddit. Would someone on Reddit ever be wrong? [via Reddit]

Grimes's new album will be out in October. It'll be "surprise released" (not much of a surprise now, is it?), feature mostly live instruments, and that every song will be "super different". [via Pitchfork]

Arca shared a new track. It's called Washed Clean.

SOPHIE and A. G. Cook did a joint interview. PC Music honch A. G. Cook grants a rare interview. Cool! He conducted this interview jointly with SOPHIE. Super cool! This was SOPHIE's first ever face-to-face interview. Ultra cool! They spoke to Rolling Stone (who, funnily enough, were previously heard describing PC Music as "high-concept dance pop with a short shelf life"). It's a must-read.

Dr. Dre track with Kendrick Lamar and Jeremih leaks. And that's everything you need to know. [via Stereogum]

Paul McCartney plays Temporary Secretary live for the first time. Granted this will only appeal to the nerds, but Sir Paul played this bizarre proto-techno jam live for the first time ever at the O2 in London, and that's amazing. [via NME]

B.B. King's daughters say their dad was poisoned. A grim story, more of which can be read at The Guardian.