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Sun Kil Moon with Magik*Magik Orchestra - "Astronomy"

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photo via  markkozelek.com

photo via markkozelek.com

Mark Kozelek is currently on tour promoting his slew of 2017 releases, and he has made quite an interesting choice in backing band with the Magik*Magik Orchestra. It's really impressive how well the group has adapted much of this new material into chamber arrangements. Thankfully, last month's performance in Chicago was documented and is being released in January as a freebie to go along with any orders through Mark's site. That probably means another Sun Kil Moon album isn't too far off, either. Not that we needed a hint.

Hear the rendition of With Ben Boye and Jim White cut "Astronomy" above. I'd say it's got both studio versions beat.

Denzel Curry - "Ultimate" (BBNG Sessions)

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Denzel Curry and BADBADNOTGOOD each embark upon one of their most ambitious musical undertakings by reinventing banger-of-the-decade contender "Ultimate" with live instrumentation. I'm more surprised by the trippy video than I am the fact they pull it off. Feels like I dropped acid...or edited a thatistheplan video.

Denzel and BBNG also produced a live version of Imperial cut "Sick & Tired" during this session, which you can check out here.