The 40th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

A brief moment away from collating Uncut’s end of year album charts to post this: 24 records etc we’ve played over the last couple of days in the Uncut office.

Stevie Wonder confirms first new albums in eight years

Stevie Wonder has confirmed his plans to release two new albums in 2014, and is working on a third, reports AP. The albums are titled When The World Began, a collaboration with producer David Foster, and Ten Billion Hearts. He also plans to fulfil a promise he made to his mother Lula, who died in 2006, to record a gospel album in her memory.

David Bowie unveils new video for ‘Love Is Lost’ plus four new songs

David Bowie has released a video accompanying the James Murphy remix of "Love Is Lost". Scroll down to watch it. The 10-minute video was the video premiered during last night's Mercury Music Prize ceremony at London's Roundhouse. The origins of the video were disclosed in a post on David Bowie's website:

James Blake wins 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize

James Blake has won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with his album Overgrown. The album, his second, was picked above competition from Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Villagers, Rudimental and David Bowie and the bookies favourite Laura Mvula. Upon winning the award, the 22nd Mercury Prize, he delivered a short speech, and said: "Thank you to my parents for showing me the importance of being independent."

Rare Bob Dylan track appears in American TV commercial

A rare Bob Dylan recording has been used in a new advertisement for the Jeep Cherokee. Scroll down to watch the clip. The ad, which ran last night [October 28] on American television, uses Dylan's recording of the traditional blues standard “Motherless Children”. This particular version was recorded at New York's Gaslight Café in October, 1962.

U2 to release limited edition single in November

U2 will release two new songs from the forthcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom on Record Store Day's Black Friday. The two new tracks, titled "Ordinary Love" and "Breath", will be released on exclusive 10-inch vinyl on November 29, according to the official Record Store Day website. Modern Vinyl reports that only 10,000 copies of the release will be pressed, while the artwork for the single can be seen above.

Bill Callahan announces European tour dates

Bill Callahan has announced tour dates for 2014. The dates are in support of his latest solo album, Dream River. You can read Uncut's review here. Callahan has also released a new video, for the Dream River track, "Small Plane!" Scroll down to watch it. Bill Callahan plays: January 31, Gateshead, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom February 1, Glasgow, United Kingdom February 2, Dublin, United Kingdom
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