Saturday, June 2, 2012

Quick News

Sad news to report - The Spectator Night and Day arts blog in which Officially A Yuppie owner, Salvatore Bono was a contributor to, has closed due to financial reasons. Special thanks to Simon Mason for allowing our voices be heard in the United Kingdom without having to leave New York City! An end of an era indeed.

The xx have announced some details about their forthcoming sophomore record. The album, Coexist will be out September 10 in the UK and Europe and the following day in the U.S.

Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a series of 18 singles over the course of a year to fans. The singles will be released digitally and on 7".

After they announced that their new album, Four, will be out in August, Bloc Party are speaking out about the recording and sessions making the album. Taking to his blog, singer Kele Okereke said, "We could have come clean from the get go, but to be honest we had no idea if anything was going to come out of these sessions. There was a big question mark over whether Bloc Party were ever going to make another record again. We were exhausted and bored and distant from one another. so in 2010 we all did our own thing, Gordon had a baby, Russell joined Ash, Matt  built a studio in his basement with his bare hands and I moved to New York to finish a book that I had been writing for the last three years."