The Gaslight Anthem will release their new single, "45" on Monday. The band will press limited 7" copies of the single which will be released sometime in May. The song is off the band's forthcoming new record, Handwritten, which is due in the summer.
Also releasing a new album this summer will be Talib Kweli. The Brooklyn emcee announced his new record, Prisoner of Conscious will be out in July.
It was reported this week that the alleged vinyl collection of the late J Dilla went up for sale at a Detroit record store. The sale of the records have now been halted while Dilla's mother, Maureen Yancey tries to verify the vinyl. Jeff Bubeck, co-owner of record store, UHF, had been selling the records.
Bubeck recovered the 7,000-8,000 records from an abandoned storage unit in Clinton Township, Michigan that he believed belonged to Dilla. While Dilla's mother confirmed that he did store his vinyl in a unit in that area, she also said that his choice records from the collection had been shipped to L.A. in 2004, where he was living at the time.
Primal Scream have found their replacement for bassist Mani, who left the band last year to reunite with Stone Roses. Primal Scream have announced that My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe will now be apart of the band's live line-up.