Friday, April 15, 2011

Quick News

Since being away since 2007, The Shins have announced the end of their hiatus and will play this years Outlands Festival in August. The band is also set to release new material later this year via singer James Mercer's new label Aural Apothecary.

Having swept a near four hour final swan song show at Madison Square Garden earlier this month, LCD Soundsystem will release their farewell gig on DVD. No word as to when the DVD will be released. Meanwhile, in his first post-LCD appearance, singer James Murphy will be DJing at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Spain this summer.

Speaking of final concert DVD's, The White Stripes are also set to release the band's final concert from Southaven, Mississippi as a CD/DVD. These along with two other CD/DVD combo's from the band's earlier performances will be released later this year.

After years of being pushed around by Hollywood studios, the late Jeff Buckely will finally be getting a biopic. reports that Jake Scott is set to direct the final based on the iconic 90's singer who passed away in a freak drowning accident in 1994.

In sad but understandable news, Johnny Marr has left The Cribs to concentrate more on his solo material. After three years in the popular British band, Marr is leaving on good terms and will begin work on another solo record slated for release sometime next year.

New Zealand electro rocker, Ladyhawke plans to have a comeback single out before the year is over. She takes to Twitter to write "Getting the ball rolling, first single out in the nxt few months. Can't wait to get back into it again!"

After much speculation, Radiohead have come out and said there will be no sequel to their latest record, The King of Limbs. Due to the album's length, many fans and critics thought there was another part to the album or a sequel coming. Guitarist Ed O'Brien tells The Guardian that "There are songs that we have started, that we never finished, but there's not like seven or eight finished songs waiting in the wings to be released now, or in the autumn."

Incubus have given out the track listing to their upcoming record, If Not Now, When? The album is slated to arrive in July, take a look at the track listing below:
"If Not Now, When?"
"Promises, Promises"
"Friends and Lovers"
"The Original"
"In the Company of Wolves"
"Tomorrow's Food"