Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Quick News

The Strokes have been speaking a lot lately about their latest record, Angels, which arrives on March 22. The band, spoke with Rolling Stone and gave some insight to the title and why they had to scrap an albums worth of material and rest on 10 brand new songs. Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., tells the magazine that the title "It's what the record sounds like. It comes from five different people." This is the band's first album of new material since 2006's First Impression of Earth.

Soundgarden are set to release their first live record on March 22. The album, Live on I5 captures the band in their prime from a 1997 tour.

Blur are apparently "in touch," about getting back together this year. Speaking to NME, drummer Dave Rowentree says "But we've got nothing concrete and nothing formalised about doing anything." Stay tuned here as more info rolls in. Blur reunited last year.

The Icelandic princess Bjork has given some details about a new album. She tells the Icelandic magazine, Fréttablaðið that she is "halfway through" her follow up to 2007's Volta. The singer went on to say that she hopes to have it out before the end of the year.

After much waiting and anticipation, Lupe Fiasco has unleashed the cover of his forthcoming LASERS record. Take a look at the cover below: