We kickstart this week with a Record Store Day exclusive from Run the Jewels, a live album by Ryan Adams, and the weed-inspired first episode of Major Lazer's new animated series.
Run the Jewels - Bust No Moves (RSD Exclusive)
To mark Saturday's Record Store Day, American hip-hop duo Run the Jewels released an exclusive 12" featuring a collection of familiar tracks such as 'Love Again', but most strikingly, it was the inclusion of a new, previously unreleased track, 'Bust No Moves', which stole the show. Enlisting the vocals of Arkansas rapper SL Jones, El-P's spooky under beat twists beneath the duo's chaotic themed raps about smoking weed and riots. Luke Nightingale
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams: Live at Carnegie Hall (Album)
The thing about Ryan Adams is that for all his skill as a songwriter, vocalist and storyteller, the real magic is in that intangible poignancy that he conjures so readily. And the thing about intangible poignancy is that it is best served live, face-to-face and in the flesh. His new release – 42 tracks' worth, out tomorrow – is perhaps the closest you'll come all year, though there is still time to book yourself in for Governors Ball (New York) or Calling Festival (London). Joel Robertson
Major Lazer - Animated Series Premiere
Last Thursday, Major Lazer premiered the first episode of his new animated series on FXX, which will go onto feature cameos from Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott, and Mad Cobra. The first episode, a hilariously ridiculous tale of the pursuit of weed where Major Lazer - a sunglassed supersolider - must save a young girl who has naively got too high, is told through visuals inspired by 80s/90s animation. Watch the premiere below. Luke Nightingale