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Digital Digest: Nirvana, Mercury Poll, The Pixies and more

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Producer Will Producer Will | 11:29 UK time, Thursday, 21 July 2011



Noel Gallagher has released a trailer for first single off highly anticipated forthcoming album High Flying Birds. The track is called The Death of You and Me and is now up on YouTube.

Go and like Spin on Facebook and you’ll be able to download a cover version of Nirvana’s Nevermind – craftily entitled Newermind. Contributions come from the Meat Puppets, Titus Andronicus and The Vaselines.

NME.com readers are suggesting 11 out of the top 12 albums this year (as decided by the Mercury panel) are at best 4.5 out of 10. A poll is up on their site to see who they think should walk away with the prize this year – Metronomy being the only album with a respectable rating of eight.

The Pixies, via Topspin, have released a pretty cool app which goes beyond the usual offering a stream of album Purple Tape and video of their performance at Coachella in 2004 among other treats. More information at Music Ally.

The first taste of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s collaboration album, Watch the Throne, is circulating online. With samples from Otis Redding, the track takes the legendary singer’s first name and sees the two share verses with Otis bubbling in the background. Have a listen at Lost in the Sound.

TV on the Radio have been re-worked by two very different artists. Firstly, rapping duo Das Racist have taken Caffeinated Consciousness, while Mylo has run his Scottish electronic fingers over Will Do – check it out on Spin.

The Rapture have made their latest track How Deep is Your Love available as a free download. A number of sites have it up including This is Fake DIY.


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