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New tribute LP illuminates Arthur Russell's unappreciated greatness

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Covers are stubborn. For every magical Jimi Hendrix-“All Along the Watchtower” combination, hundreds of reinterpretations crash and burn. When Arcade Fire performed a new cover at every show on their Reflektor tour, for instance, they often fell short, because, well, even the Greatest Freakin’ Indie Band will struggle to nail iconic recordings by R.E.M. and Sam Cooke. Sometimes brilliance strikes, like on Cat Power’s The Covers Record, but tribute albums are frequently dull and all too often smack of washed-up stars trying to channel legends.

Considering these challenges, Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, the new tribute dedicated to one of New York City’s most seminal (and unappreciated) musicians, is remarkable. Arthur Russell isn’t a household name, but this star-studded album could make listeners wonder why.

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Coachella is now also a cruise with Pulp, Hot Chip, and Girl Talk

Have you ever been at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and thought to yourself, “All this fringe music is pretty excellent, but I really can’t stand all of this sand.”

The organizers of Coachella have a solution: They’re sending you out to sea. Goldenvoice announced today that this year will mark the maiden voyage of the S.S. Coachella, a floating, Caribbean-bound music festival. Because nothing Coachella-related can happen just once, there will be two separate legs, both of which will originate from the port in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

The first, running December 16-19, will be bound for the Bahamas, while the second will run December 19-23 and head to Jamaica. Included will be all the accoutrements of cruise travel (pools, beach activities, buffets, booze, probably some token shuffleboard) in addition to a pretty killer lineup of bands — a baby version of this year’s Coachella. The bands performing include Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, James Murphy, Sleigh Bells, and Grimes. Check out the poster — with the lineup — below.

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New songs from Nelly Furtado, the Walkmen, Hot Chip, and more make our weekly Spotify playlist

There are a lot of good names in our Spotify playlist this week. Some are short (like Stalley and Sia), others are medium sized (think Nelly Furtado and Rufus Wainwright), and one’s even three words long (we see you, Lisa Marie Presley!). The main thing, though, is that all those names all have new songs worthy of your attention.

In addition to those guys, the full playlist below will treat your earbuds to the latest tracks from the likes of the Walkmen, B.o.B., Soundgarden, Miniature Tigers, Hacienda, David Guetta, Hot Chip, and more. Give it a whirl, Earl!

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