Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quick News

On the heels of Tuesday night's Brit Awards, Blur confirmed to NME magazine they are working on new material with producer William Orbit. The band also confirmed they will be headlining Sweden's Way Out West festival as well as other festivals this summer including the "Best of British" Olympic closing ceremony. No word as to when the record will be released, but it will be the Britpop band's first since 2003's Think Tank.

At the Drive-In guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has confirmed to Kerrang! magazine that "There will be no new At The Drive-In album." The guitarist said that the reunion, "It's an old T-shirt that doesn't fit me any more, but when you put it on again, it feels nice. It's as simple as that." He then confirmed the all of the band members have been patching up their relationship with one another over the last four years.

Crocodiles will release their new album, Endless Flowers on June 5. Read our 2011 interview with the band HERE.

Metric will release their new album, Synthetica on June 11 in the UK / Europe and the following day in North America.

Producer and band leader, Mark Ronson and Miike Snow member Andrew Wyatt are set to score a ballet together. The ballet, which will premiere in April in London is part of a triple bill that will have six performances at the Royal Opera House.

Jesse Lacey of Brand New gave an update or shed more mystery to a new record from the Long Island band to British website, Lacey said, "Well we probably started writing new material as soon as we were done with the last record, it’s just lately we’ve all been exploring our peripheral projects outside of ‘Brand New’. It’s been nice to get back together again, because you’ll hear something that Brian’s done, or Vinni’s done, you almost get jealous of it, because you wish you had been part of that, so we’re definitely excited to get back in the studio together. We have studio time in April but we’re not really sure how that will turn out, unfortunately for our fans, it’s really ‘see how it goes’ for now."