Thursday, August 16, 2012


Austin City Limits 2013 will officially be two weekends, following the successful trend laid out by Coachella earlier this year.

Actress Zoe Saldana has been tapped to play legendary singer Nina Simone in a biopic. The film, Nina, will be released sometime next year.

A Fine Frenzy will release her new album, Pines, on October 16.

Soundgarden will release their first new album in 16 years in November. The bands comeback record is still untitled, but guitarist Kim Thayil said to Rolling Stone that the record is "a little weird."

JEFF the Brotherhood confirmed that their new album, Hypnotic Nights, will be out in October. The record was recoded and produced by another member of a garage rock duo - Black Keys singer / guitarist Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio. The album will also feature a cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes." In an interesting twist - JEFF, Black Keys and Black Sabbath all played Lollapalooza together this year.

While the world waits to hear the verdict on Pussy Riot, which will be announced on Friday, Paul McCartney has written a letter of support and encouragement to the Russian punks. Sir Paul said, "I and many others like me who believe in free speech will do everything in our power to support you and the idea of artistic freedom." To learn more about Pussy Riot and add your voice in support of this band, please click HERE.

Guitarist Josh Hayward of The Horrors have confirmed that the band will begin recording their fourth album this fall after the festival season comes to a close.

UK hardcore outfit, Rolo Tomassi will release their new album, Astraea in November. Singer Eva Spence told NME, "I've never felt this focused and involved with my input into a release as I have with this one. I've had more direct and certain ideas with the way that the vocals fit in each song and the melodies I've worked with, and the lyrics are more centered around one theme." Take a look at the tracklisting below:
'Ex Luna Scientia'
'The Scales of Balance'
'Prelude II (Echolalia)'