Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Album Updates

After a quiet absence, Massive Attack are coming back!! First with an four song EP out October 6 that will feature TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe guesting on the song "Pray For Rain. Then in February a full on new album with guests such as Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, Guy Garvey and Tunde Adebimpe. One record for 2010 I am already anticipating!

Also dropping an album of collaborations this fall is world famous DJ Tiesto. Tiesto's new record Kaleidoscope will be out October 20 and features a slew of guests such as Tegan and Sara, Jonsi of Sigur Rós, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party, and Emily Haines of Metric.

On September 9 the wait for the most anticipated rap album of the year ends...No not Dr. Dre's Detox, but Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon's sequel to his 1995 solo debut, Only Built for Cuban Linx will finally be released. Only Built for Cuban Link II features Slick Rick, Busta Rhymes, The Lox, Wu-Tang members; RZA, Inspectah Deck, Meathod Man and Ghostface Killah. Ghostface will appear as his alter ego, Tony Starks and the main vocal collaborator to the album. Raekwon also enlisted RZA, Dr. Dre, J. Dilla, Pete Rock, Marly Marl, Necro, The Alchemist and Allah Mathematics as guest producers.

Right before they released last years best record Accelerate, REM debuted tracks at a series of five dress rehearsal concerts at Dublin's Olympia venue in the fall of 2007. Now those five nights have been complied into a double live album and DVD directed by French film maker and friend of many bands, Vincent Moon. Look for the REM Live at Olympia this fall.