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New Janelle Monáe.

Janelle Monáe has released another track off of her upcoming album The Electric Lady. “Primetime” is a duet with Miguel, and I suppose only adds to the impression that this is shaping up to be a great album. [via YouTube]

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Rojak: Clichéd.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

Whoa, what a busy week. Here’s a Rojak to end it on.

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New Cults song here. [via YouTube]

“Beware of clichés. Not just the clichés that Martin Amis is at war with. There are clichés of response as well as expression. There are clichés of observation and of thought—even of conception. Many novels, even quite a few adequately written ones, are clichés of form which conform to clichés of expectation.” Geoff Dyer has ten rules for writing fiction. [via The Paris Review tumblr]

Review of Vsevolod Nekrasov’s I Live I See, a collection in English translation. [via Words Without Borders]

More on the cover(s) of Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady. [via The Electric Lady]

Conversation with Warren Ellis. [via The Paris Review]

Pitchfork ran something on Julianna Barwick. [via Pitchfork]

Tom Phillips’s A Humument and erasure. [via archipelago books]

On the demise of used-book stores. [via NYRB]

The ideal English major. [via The Chronicle of Higher Education]

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Rojak: Hold it.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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Anna Calvi’s new album, One Breath, is coming 7 October. Here’s a trailer. [via YouTube]

Meanwhile, here’s the cover art and track list for Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady. [via Consequence of Sound]

Something on Beckett’s How It Is. [via The Guardian]

In search of Shakespeare’s dark lady. [via The Guardian]

So Daft Punk didn’t appear on The Colbert Report, and Colbert did this. [via Kotaku]

Meanwhile conspiracy theories abound. [via Consequence of Sound]

Dawn of Midi’s Dysnomia sounds like an interesting album. [via Pitchfork]

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Everybody dance!

Janelle Monáe has put out the video for “Dance Apocalyptic”, which will be on her upcoming album The Electric Lady. [via YouTube]

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Rojak: Dance Apocalyptic.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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Richard Matheson has died. [via The New York Times]

Hopscotch/Rayuela has turned 50! [via Conversational Reading]

Janelle Monáe’s new album, The Electric Lady, will be out September 10. [via Instagram]

She has also released a new song from it, titled “Dance Apocalyptic”. [via Pitchfork]

Richard Brody has written something on Orson Welles. [via The New Yorker]

Nick Cave is doing something interesting with 20,000 Days on Earth. [via The Guardian]

Beckett’s Not I will be performed on the telly. [via The Telegraph]

David Bowie has been offered a recurring role on TV sseries Hannibal as the titular character’s uncle. [via Pitchfork]

Cover versions of Shakespeare to come. [via The Guardian]

Where literary places meet real maps. [Placing Literature, via MOBYLIVES]

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“Q.U.E.E.N.” video.

Here is the video for “Q.U.E.E.N.”, the (first?) single off of Janelle Monáe’s upcoming album, The Electric Lady. [via YouTube]

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Rojak: Party playlist.

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A music edition today. Enjoy!

“All Your Gold”, Bat For Lashes. [via YouTube]

“Mute”, Youth Lagoon. [via YouTube]

“Lady Madonna”, The Beatles. [via YouTube]

“Oblivion”, Grimes. [via YouTube]

“3 Days”, Rhye. [via YouTube]

“Wondaland”, Janelle Monáe. [via YouTube]

“Carried Away”, Passion Pit. [via YouTube]

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New Janelle Monáe single.

The new single from Janelle Monáe,”Q.U.E.E.N.”, features Erykah Badu. [via YouTube]

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The Electric Lady incoming!

Janelle Monáe’s new album, The Electric Lady, is coming soon, with a single to be debuted on 22 April. [via Consequence of Sound]

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Rojak: Window.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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Flaubert and Nabokov’s early novel attempts. [via The New Yorker]

The influence of Fela Kuti. [via Dummy]

The view from Alejandro Zambra’s window. [via The Paris Review]

Deerhunter play a new song (“Monomania”) on Jimmy Fallon’s show. [via Consequence of Sound]

Janelle Monáe also made an appearance on the show, performing Jimi Hendrix’s classic “Little Wing”. [via okayplayer]

Shakespeare scholars combine powers to see off “Bard deniers”. [via The Guardian]

Here’s Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich playing at Le Poisson Rouge. [via YouTube]

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And I also had the second edition of my new monthly feature, For Your Consideration, up.

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