What do Robert Johnson’s purported deal with the devil and Miley Cyrus in a fever dream have in common? In the inimitably fertile mind of Nick Cave, they’re both prime examples of the futility of existence, despite the best efforts of our brightest scientists. “Higgs Boson Blues” makes the recent, roundly celebrated discovery of the subatomic particle the unlikely linchpin of the showcase track from the punk crooner’s latest album, Push the Sky Away. The song appears in an intimate performance on Live From KCRW, a live album released on CD and vinyl for Record Store Day’s “Back to Black Friday” and available today for digital download. The video for “Higgs Boson Blues” premieres here. [Source]
“Just Like Honey” is a song by the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain from their 1985 debut album Psychocandy. The track was released as the third single from the record through Blanco y Negro Records in September 1985. The song was written by band members William Reid and Jim Reid. The single reached number 45 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was featured in the closing scene of the 2003 film, Lost In Translation. It was also featured in the 2008 Norwegian film, The Man Who Loved Yngve, as well as a 2011 Volkswagen advertisement campaign.
In April, the Flaming Lips released a Record Store Day collaborative double vinyl called The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. In “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Wayne Coyne teams with Erykah Badu for a post-rock trip with slow-motion, glitter, milk, a blood-like liquid, and Badu’s sister Nayrok showcasing her body in all sorts of unusual ways. [Source]
UPDATE! Here is the replacement video featuring a naked (and unshaved) Amanda Palmer: