XPN MusicNotes: Springsteen posts free concert download, Dan Auerbach soundtracks a comic book, Chemical Brothers and Beck collab on a new video

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Bruce Springsteen | Photo by Danny Clinch | courtesy of the artist
Bruce Springsteen | Photo by Danny Clinch | courtesy of the artist

Springsteen fans: You still have some time to take advantage of a free, concert-download -courtesy of The Boss himself!

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have posted a free-download of their recent concert in Chicago after they were forced to cancel a show in New York over the weekend following this weekend’s blizzard. “The Boss” has made a live recording of his January 19th from Chicago show available for two days. Here’s the posting @ brucespringsteen.net-

A thank you from E Street

Out here on E Street, we’re missing our fans at The Garden tonight and wanted to send this along. Starting at 8PM tonight, the live recording of The River tour from the Jan. 19 Chicago show will be available as a free MP3 download for the next two days at live.brucespringsteen.net.

The Chicago concert from 1/19/16 was the show in which Springsteen sang a cover of the Eagles’ “Take It Easy,” in tribute to the late Glenn Frey.

Watch the video of that performance here.

The Arcs | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com
The Arcs | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach is writing a soundtrack for an indie comic book named ‘Murder Ballads’, which will be released this fall.

According to the publisher Z2 Comics:

Murder Ballads is a “rock’n’roll noir story about the music industry and redemption”, following a hard-pushed record label owner called Nate Theodore. Theodore makes a long journey through wintry conditions to escape his troubles when he encounters Donny and Marvell Frontweathers, who play “a raucous brand of doom-laden country blues. Comics writer and music journalist Gabe Soria will write, and Paul Reinwand will illustrate. The accompanying soundtrack will be created by Auerbach, who has brought on board musicians including the Dirtbombs’ Mick Collins.

Auerbach says:

“The soundtrack is shorter than a double LP and longer than eight minutes. I can’t personally listen to music that has lyrics and read at the same time. That’s like doing two yo-yos at once. Absolute insanity. So I know how I’m gonna enjoy it: I’ll do them separately, but they’ll be connected in my mind.”

The UK duo The Chemical Brothers have released a video for their song: “Wide Open,” which features a collaboration with Beck. It’s the debut single off their 2015 album “Born in the Echoes.” The video (above) directed by Dom & Nic, features a woman dancing in an empty warehouse as her body slowly transforms into some strange web-like creature.

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