Saturday, August 28, 2010

Quick News

The newly reunited Libertines have been storming the UK all week and now headlining Reading and Leeds this weekend, the band said they will decide the future of The Libertines after this weekend. Speaking to NME, drummer Gary Powell said "I think that decision will actually come at that point of time," adding "would love to continue doing this", if the shows go to plan."

Editors are ready to hit the studio again after spending pretty much all of 2010 on the road in support of their 2009 release, In This Light and On This Evening. Speaking to BBC6 Music drummer Edward Lay says "We want to get involved in writing new music as soon as possible and get into an environment that we all enjoy." New Editors is fine by me!

So the talk that This is Happening, LCD Soundsystem's latest sonic escapade maybe their last recording, may not be true at all. Main man James Murphy told ""We'll still make some music but playing together is such an Herculean thing because everyone lives in different parts of the world and has lives. But we'll still be making LCD Soundsystem music and stuff; we just need to go back and have it be a part of our lives rather than our whole lives." He added, "We'll do some 12-inch records and things like that. I just need to get away from it being a big thing."

Pearl Jam are set to celebrate their 20th anniversary this fall with a two day headlining slot at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit. The grunge icons have headlined the annual charity gig which proceeds go to autism research in 2003.

Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim will release their latest record, Sidewalks on November 2.

New York artist Joseph Arthur, George Harrison's son and Newno2 singer Dhani Harrison and Ben Harper have formed a band together. The trio call themselves Fistful of Mercy. The idea of the band is that its three singers, three microphones and three acoustic guitars. Their nine song album, As I Call You Down will be released sometime this fall.

The Boss is going to release The Promise. A 21 track compilation of rarities, B-sides and demos from the Darkness on the Edge of Town sessions. The Promise comes in companion to the massive reissue Springsteen is doing for the iconic record. It comes out in October.