EMA will release her new album, The Futures Void, in the spring.
LCD Soundsystem will release a live album of their final show from 2011's historic Madison Square Garden gig. The live record, which was mixed by James Murphy himself, will arrive early next year.
David Sitek has has one hell of busy year from producing the new LP's from Beady Eye, CSS, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bat For Lashes, and even his own band, TV on the Radio's latest singles. Now, Sitek will produce Kelis' new album, Food, which will arrive in April.
Speaking to NME, Kim Shattuck, the replacement for Kim Deal of Pixies, explains how she was kicked out of the iconic band. She said, "I was surprised. Everything had gone well, the reviews were all good and the fans were super-nice about everything. They were like, 'We love you, New Kim!' We said goodbye at the airport and the following morning the manager called me and said: 'The band has made the decision to go with another bass player.' I was shocked...
I get the feeling they're more introverted people than I am. Nobody really talked about deep issues, at least out loud. There was a show at the Mayan in Los Angeles where I got overly enthusiastic and jumped into the crowd, and I know they weren't thrilled about that. When I got offstage the manager told me not to do that again. I said, 'Really, for my own safety?' And he said, 'No, because the Pixies don't do that.'" Shattuck has now been replaced by Paz Lenchantin.