Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Quick News

Dark electro-rockers White Lies are set to return in January with their sophomore album, Ritual. The band tells NME magazine that the record is "about religion."

Devo were forced to cancel a slew of gigs including a headlining appearance at this weekends Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX due to guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh slicing his hand and tendon on a shard of glass last week. Mothersbaugh underwent emergency surgery and is expected to make a full recovery but needs time off for his hand to heal.

Damon Albarn never ceases to amaze me. As if Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen were not enough, Albarn is teaming up with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Good, The Bad and The Queen and Fela drummer Tony Allen for an unnamed project. The band is supposedly 3/4 of the way finished with their debut, Albarn tells

Meanwhile, Albarn has also confirmed he is working on the next Gorillaz record, the follow up to this years brilliant, Plastic Beach. "I guess it's my love letter to America," he said of the project. He tells that "I used to be baffled by this place, and I guess I still am in some ways. America confused me enormously. But right now, with all that's going on, this is a good place to be and this has been a great tour." No word as to when this will be released, but it already sounds great.

Rhino records are set to release a full on Joy Division vinyl box set entitled +/- next month. The box set's track listing was picked by music aficionado and author Jon Savage (England's Dream, The England's Dreaming Tapes). +/- arrives December 6 in the UK and the following day in the US.

The Decemberists have announced the track listing and title of their latest record. The album, The King is Dead arrives January 11 in the UK and the following day in the US. Here is the track listing
'Don't Carry It All'
'Calamity Song'
'Rise To Me'
'Rox In The Box'
'January Hymn'
'Down By The Water'
'All Arise!'
'June Hymn'
'This Is Why We Fight'
'Dear Avery'