Speaking with Apes on Tape, Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey has confirmed that as soon as the band finish touring this fall they will begin work on their fourth record.
Contrary to reports and Kele Okereke confusing us last week, Bloc Party have not broken up. The band released a statement on their website, after guitarist Russell Lissak spoke to NME saying they were auditioning new singers, the band has smoothed things over and posted "Bloc Party are still Bloc Party, see you soon." We are just as confused now more than ever - Thanks Guys!
After releasing a teaser trailer, The Black Keys hip-hop side project, Blakroc is not releasing album number two. Speaking to Atlanta radio station DAVE FM, drummer Patrick Carney said "Blakroc 2 is not coming out soon... there are no plans for that." The Keys are currently in the studio working with Danger Mouse for their new album.
Speaking to Drowned in the Sound about their current reissues, Jesus and Mary Chain member Jim Reid was asked about new material from the legendary band and he has ambiguously said "It might happen, it might not."
Take a look at the cover to the forthcoming REM Greatest Hits collection; Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage which arrives in November. This is the first compilation to feature REM's years on both IRS and Warner Bros. Records.