Saturday, June 18, 2011

Quick News

Just mere months after releasing their latest, Build a Rocket Boys!, Elbow are already laying down tracks and demos for a new record. Singer Guy Garvey told Daily Mirror that drummer "Rich went into the studio and recorded several different drum patterns for me," the singer told the Daily Mirror. I'll go away next week and try and write lyrics for them. We’ve never worked this way before, but we’ll see what happens." Elbow will be at next week's Glastonbury festival right before Coldplay take the stage Saturday night.

The Black Keys are currently in Nashville, the band's new base thanks to singer Dan Auerbach moving to the musical city and opening a studio. The band are recording with Attack and Release producer and friend, Danger Mouse and hope to have the album out early 2012.

It has been a long while since we last heard from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the indie band that blew up thanks to the blogosphere. The band will release their long awaited album, Hysterical in September.

A match made in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame heaven - Lou Reed is working with Metallica! A ten song album inspired by German expressionist playwright Frank Wedekind, the album currently has no release date. Speaking to Rolling Stone, singer James Hetfield says "I told Lou I want to be there when people hear it, I want to see their faces." The album came together in the last few months at Metallica's Bay Area base after the longtime heavy band linked up with Reed at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts at Madison Square Garden.

Janelle Monae is currently working on a follow up to last year's amazing, ArchAndroid album. Monae tells MTV Hive that "This album will have very strong concepts and bigger ideas and the music will just go forward to another level. My message is that I want to reach the people – the people who work each and every day," she said. "I want to create music that will be their choice of drug whenever they feel oppressed or depressed."