Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Quick News

The only way to start off this post is by this: NEW. RADIOHEAD. THIS. YEAR! In an interview with BBC6 Music, guitarist Ed O'Brien said that the latest record from the Oxford band will be finished in "a matter of weeks." Though a release date is unknown, the follow up to 2007's In Rainbows is also said to be the bands "best yet." Ed went onto say "We're in the heart of the record. It's genuinely exciting. It's very different from what we did last time. It’s really nice to be doing this. It's so good to be making music with the band that you feel is still as good as it's ever been. Ideally, it would be great if it came out sometime this year. It has got to. I hope so. We’re at the finishing line. When you're making a record, a film, writing a book for ages and ages you think the finishing line is miles away. Now it feels it's in touching distance. But of course, it being a creative process, at the last bit also, you have bursts of energy, you achieve a lot of things in a small period of time and then you’re nearly there… it might slow down. But yeah, hopefully it will be a matter of weeks." Also, no word on how the band will put it out, possibly as they did with the pay-as-you want In Rainbows.

Depeche Mode's back catalouge is set to be a musical which will open in Malta early next year called "Playing the Angel," after their brilliant 2005 album. Playwright Aaron Buckle told The Times of Malta "Depeche Mode are not ABBA or Queen. The story can't be a happy one. It is a story of two boys growing up, coming of age and discovering love. They are abused, used, taken advantage of. It's their sad way of discovering life."

Bush is back! No not the President, but the band...remember Gavin Rossdale's old grunge outfit?! Yep, they are returning for the first time in nine years. Rossdale dropped by famed LA rock radio station, KROQ and played the band's first new track "Afterlife," and that their new record, Everything Always Now will be out in October. This is Bush's first album of new material since 2001's Golden State.

Last year a collaboration between Bjork and Dirty Projectors happened to benefit the New York charity Housing Works. Now the two artists are coming together for the Mount Wittenberg Orca EP, a charity in which all proceeds will go to. The album will be available next week on the site, Take a look at the track listing below:
'On And Ever Onward'
'When The World Comes To An End'
'Beautiful Mother'
'Sharing Orb'
'No Embrace'
'All We Are'