Spiritualized main man Jason Pierce says he has been "living in the studio," recording his new record. He tells NME.com that the follow up to 2008's Songs in A&E have been inspired by his recent concerts where he has been playing Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating into Space in it's entirety. He also mentions that the record will have a new pop direction. No word on when Pierce will be done with album number three.
Cryptic Horrors front man Faris Badwan will feature a collection of his art in London in August. The singer's exhibit entitled "Drawing a Straight Number Nine," will be held at the city's Book Club and runs from August 11 - 29.
Amy Winehouse has come out of seclusion and joined close friend and producer Mark Ronson on stage this weekend in London at the 100 Club. This was Winehouse's first stage appearance in 2010, she is a guest on Ronson's forthcoming LP Record Collection.
File under: FUCK YES! Conor Oberst is set to reunite his short lived (but fantastic) band Desaparecidos in their native Nebraska for a benifit concert to protest Nebraska's Imigration Reform. Called "Concert for Equality," take place July 31st at Downtown Benson with proceeds going to the ACLU Nebraska’s effort to “repeal Fremont’s anti-immigrant law.” Also on the bill are Cursive and Bright Eyes (Oberst himself - I thought he dropped that moniker?). For more info go HERE.