Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Quick News

While at Latitude Festival in UK to perform over the weekend, Richard Ashcroft was asked about possible Verve reunion, he said, ""It's not happening. You have to be real in life and I'm proud that we went in and recorded new material. The whole nostalgia thing is getting suffocating and it's difficult for younger acts, especially at festivals. If you look at some of the line-ups, I'm not ageist by any means, but it's dominated by nostalgia. We need the youth to create their own version of what may potentially become nostalgic but if they haven't got a place to do that because they're dominated by these big monster dinosaur acts, mopping up all the money." He then spoke about his new solo work and said that his band, United Nations of Sound will be releasing music before the end of the year.

Dr. Dog will release their new album, B-Room on October 1 via Anti-.

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has exited the Freddie Mercury biopic that has been in development for years. The Borat actor has apparently left the film due to creative differences. Cohen reportedly wanted to make a more R-rated tell-all about the iconic singer, but the surviving members of Queen wanted to make it a PG movie about the whole band.

AFI will release their new album, Burials in October via Republic Records.

Australia's Violent Soho will release their new album, Hungry Ghost in September. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
1. Dope Calypso
2. Lowbrow
3. Covered in Chrome
4. Saramona Said
5. In the Aisle 
6. Okay Cathedral
7. Fur eyes
8. Gold Coast
9. Liars
10. Eightfold
11. Hungry Ghost

In September, Swedish duo Icona Pop will release their debut album This Is... Take a look at the cover below:

Also in September releasing music is The Weeknd. As announced, his new album is called Kissland and is the first new music since releasing and re-releasing his Triology in 2011 and 2012. Take a look at the cover to Kissland below:

MGMT are also returning in September with their new self-titled album. Take a look at that cover below:

Finally, The Roots and Elvis Costello are releasing their joint effort, Wise Up Ghost in September (that month just seems to be super popular). Take a look at that cover below: