Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quick News

"We said we we're done and we're done," those are the shocking words coming from former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills after he was asked by Rolling Stone if the iconic band would reunite. R.E.M. surprisingly broke up in September 2011, and Mills told Rolling Stone recently, "There were no real factors other than deciding it was time to break up. There's no drug abuse. There's no in-fighting. There's no legal problems. It was time to break up. That's never really been done before. The idea of breaking up and not reforming for a reunion tour is kind of attractive to us. I doubt you'll see us touring as R.E.M. again. On the other hand, I just played with Peter [Buck] in New York City the other night, so fun things do happen."The band just reissued their seminal album Green.

Late last year, Beck released music sheets from an album called Song Reader, while the album was never actually released, Beck released the sheet music so fans can perform it on their own to hear his songs. Now, Beck has enlisted Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beth Orton, Joan Wasser (a.k.a. Joan as Police Woman), Villagers' Conor J. O'Brien, the Staves, Guillemots, Michael Kiwanuka, James Yorkston and the Pictish Trail, to perform Song Reader in London on July 4. This will mark the first time Beck has performed these songs live.

Boston's hometown heroes Dropkick Murphys have teamed up with Bruce Springsteen to release a charity EP called, Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity, the EP is to benefit the victims of Boston Marathon massacre. It is currently available on iTunes.

Fuck Buttons will release their new album, Slow Focus in July. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
01 Brainfreeze 
02 Year of the Dog
03 The Red Wing
04 Sentients
05 Prince's Prize
06 Stalker
07 Hidden XS

Wale will release his new album, The Gifted next month. Take a look at the albums cover below: