The Bounce: This Week In Music News

By Ally Schweitzer

The new Björk album got an unexpectedly early release this week.
The new Björk album got an unexpectedly early release this week.

Bandwidth’s Friday roundup of local and not-so-local music news.

Leak Björk‘s new album and she’ll release it early. [Billboard]

Leak Madonna‘s new album and get arrested. [CNN]

This Ian MacKaye interview is fake. Also pretty funny. [The Hard Times]

D.C. Police shut down the Trinidad and Tobago Association, also known as The Club House, after a large fight broke out at the venue. [Washington Times]

Wale says he asked Kanye West to redesign the Wizards’ uniforms. [Fader]

Wow: The Shazam app is now worth more than $1 billion. [Billboard]

Perfect Pussy‘s Meredith Graves talks to local punk Sean Gray about his website, “Is This Venue Accessible?” [Noisey]

Reflecting on A$AP Yams, the A$AP Mob associate who died last weekend. [Pitchfork]

Why you should care about D.C. punk band Hemlines. [DCist]

Ex Hex announces a free show at the Dr. Martens store in Georgetown. [DCist]

A profile of Maryland performer T.V. John Langworthy, who has been crafting songs from his dreams for 30 years. [Baltimore City Paper]

The title of Jack On Fire‘s latest project: “Abortion Hooray!” [Washington City Paper]

Hey, here’s a free download of a new Aphex Twin song. [Soundcloud]

Listen to a new track from D.C.-area synth-pop duo PLOY. [D.C. Music Download]

PJ Harvey may be recording a song inspired by D.C. [Stereogum]

D’Angelo will make his Saturday Night Live debut on Jan. 31. [Consequence of Sound]

Every single Sleater-Kinney song, ranked. [Spin]

Stream the new album from D.C. band Swings. [Stereogum]

D.C. bands fight to the death for a Tiny Desk session. [Washington City Paper]

TLC is turning to Kickstarter to fund its new album. [Pitchfork]

Killer Mike pens a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. [Okayplayer]

Meanwhile, Kid Rock allegedly slaughtered a mountain lion. With Ted Nugent. [NME]

Willie Nelson: “Here I am at 81, and everything is cool.” [Washington Post]

On Bandwidth: Ex Hex releases a new video inspired by an ’80s cult classic, Maxmillion Dunbar talks to us about his new Dolo Percussion tunes, we take a listen to a new song from The North Country and declare Makeshift Shelters a new D.C. MVP.