Friday, June 14, 2013

Quick News

While touring with The Breeders celebrating the 20th anniversary of Last Splash, iconic bassist Kim Deal has quit her other band, The Pixies. The band issued a statement confirming Deal's departure saying, "We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best."

After being admitted to a New York hospital for undisclosed reasons, Cribs guitarist Ryan Jarman has assured fans he is recovering. He tweeted, "Thanks for hospital well wishes! Still a bit of pain & tests to be done, but watching a Queen @Dr Brian May DVD so I'm happy!" We wish him a full and speedy recovery.

Leave it to Liam Gallagher to take a verbal dump on his own bands. The Beady Eye and former Oasis frontman knocked the names of the bands he is in. He told NME that Oasis' name, "It was a shit name, but most band names are shit. Look at Beady Eye - shit fucking name. It wasn't just that [Swindon Oasis Leisure Centre] though. There was shop in the Manchester Arndale Market called Oasis that used to sell cool clothes too, and there was a taxi fucking rank round the corner called Oasis. It meant that we were out there, because we were different."

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Rick Rubin discussed what it was like coming in at the 25th hour to intensely work and finish Kanye West's forthcoming album, Yeezus. He said, ""Kanye came over to play me what I assumed was going to be the finished album at three weeks before the last possible delivery date. We ended up listening to three hours of partially finished pieces. The raw material was very strong but hadn’t yet come into focus. Many of the vocals hadn’t been recorded yet, and many of those still didn’t have lyrics. From what he played me, it sounded like several months more work had to be done. I joined the project because after discussing what he had played for me, he asked if I would be open to taking all of the raw material on and help him finish it."

Chvrches have announced that their new album, The Bones of What You Believe will be out in September. Take a look at the cover below: