Radiohead are joining Bjork in the app area by releasing an app called PolyFauna, which fans can download to their mobile devices. The band said in a statement, ""Your screen is the window into an evolving world. Move around to look around. You can follow the red dot. You can wear headphones. You can get some pretty strange looks on the train."
Conor Oberst has announced he will release his new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, on May 20.
Following the success of A Band Called Death, proto-punk band Death will release their third album of archival material called Death III in April.
Iconic rapper Chuck D has been named Record Store Day ambassador for this year. RSD takes place on April 19 this year.
In an interview with BBC's Zane Lowe, Faris Badwin has confirmed that The Horrors are done making their new album. He said, "The record is finished now. We're deciding a running order and the artwork and finally, the hardest thing of all is coming up with the name. It's a nightmare. It's the worst part of being in a band, or at least the most time consuming. I would honestly say it's my favourite record we've done. Because I feel like we finally got close to what we actually wanted from the songs... I'm happy with it, I'm really happy with it."
Responding to an open letter on Pussy Riot's website which denounced recently freed members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, speaking at a press conference in Berlin, Tolokonnikova said, "I don’t know who they are, these people who claim to be from Pussy Riot and write on social networks. We never left Pussy Riot.”