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Björk to Release New Songs as Apps

Also: St. Vincent announces new album; Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' delayed again

June 2, 2011 12:30 PM ET
Björk to Release New Songs as Apps
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Björk to Release New Songs as Apps
Björk has revealed that her forthcoming album Biophilia will be released as  an "app album," with an app for each of the record's 10 tracks. One of the apps, for a song called "Virus," will be an interactive game in which the listener must stop a virus from destroying a group of cells. [Pitchfork]

St. Vincent Return With 'Strange Mercy'
Annie Clark is set to release Strange Mercy (4AD), her third album as St. Vincent, on September 13th. The 11-track album – song titles include "Cruel, Cheerleader" and "Surgeon" – was recorded by Clark at Elmwood Studios in her hometown of Dallas, Texas with producer John Congleton. [Press release]

Lil Wayne Album Delayed Again
The release date for Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV has been pushed back again, this time from June 21st to August 29th. Earlier this year the rapper claimed that the album was finished at a show on his I Am Still Music tour. [Nah Right]

Saves the Day Plan New Album
Influential emo punks Saves the Day will release Daybreak, the final act in a trilogy of concept albums, on September 13th. The record, which was produced by Marc Jacob Hudson, includes the new single "Living Without Love." [Press release]

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