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Digest: Eminem, Royce da 5'9" Collab; Beastie Boys Stream New Album

Also: Against Me! announce summer tour; the Knife record new album

April 25, 2011 5:00 PM ET
Digest: Eminem, Royce da 5'9" Collab; Beastie Boys Stream New Album

Eminem to Release EP with Royce da 5'9"
Eminem is set to release a new collaborative EP with fellow Detroit rapper Royce da 5'9" on June 14th. The as-yet-untitled disc, which will be issued on Eminem's own Shady Records, reunites the pair, who once performed together under the name Bad Meets Evil. [Vulture]

Beastie Boys Stream New Album
The Beastie Boys are now streaming their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, on their website. A clean version of the record was leaked to the Internet this past weekend, but the version streaming on the band's site is uncensored. [Beastie Boys]

Against Me! Announce Summer Tour
Florida punk rockers Against Me! will embark on a 50-date North American tour on May 20th with a performance at the Krazy Fest in Louisville, Kentucky. The band's itinerary will include a number of headlining sets in early summer as well as 28 dates as part of the Vans Warped Tour. [CMJ]

The Knife Plan New Album
Swedish electronic duo the Knife have announced that they have begun work on the follow-up to their acclaimed 2006 album, Silent Shout. The group has not provided any details about the record other than it intends to put it out sometime in 2012. [Pitchfork]

Pet Shop Boys Release First Live Record in U.S.
The Pet Shop Boys will release Concrete, their first-ever live album, on May 17th. The set, which previously had been available in the States only as an import release, was recorded live in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra and includes guest performances by Robbie Williams and Rufus Wainwright. On the same day, the group will release its score for the 1926 silent film Battleship Potemkin. [Press release]

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Song Stories

“Bizness”

Tune-Yards | 2011

The opening track to Merrill Garbus’ second album under the Tune-Yards banner (she also plays in the trio Sister Suvi), “Bizness” is a song about relationships that is as colorful as the face paint favored by Garbus both live and in her videos. Disjointed funk bass, skittering African beats, diced-and-sliced horns and Garbus’ dynamic voice, which ranges from playful coos to throat-shredding howls, make “Bizness” reminiscent of another creative medium. “I'd like for them not to be songs as much as quilts or collages or something,” Garbus said.

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