Friday, May 23, 2014

Quick News

Foo Fighters have confirmed via their social networks that their new album will arrive this fall. No word yet on a title or exact date. Speaking to Billboard about the record, Foo leader Dave Grohl said, "As we were coming down from the success of the last record, I thought, 'Now we have license to get weird. If we wanted, we could make some crazy, bleak Radiohead record and freak everyone out. Then I thought, 'F- that.'" He then said that the band made, "Stadium anthems that startle."

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Robyn and Royksopp talked about their latest collaborative E.P., Do It Again. Robyn talked about how they came together, saying, "I came off tour and I was pretty hung over, and I didn't know what to do with myself, really. I had no instinct or inspiration to make a new album. I had lots of ideas… but I felt like I wanted to look deeper into things. So I went to Bergen [in Norway] hoping it could be this thing where we'd all carry the same weight, but unsure if that was what they wanted to do. And without asking for it, I was let into their very long-term relationship that's been going on since they were teenagers." She then talked about the making of the E.P. saying, "The way we wrote it talks about dance music in a way, the idea of the peak and the fall, and then coming back into it, but it's something you can apply to a lot of things. Life goes in cycles, you have periods where you produce, and then periods where you soak up other things. You'll be in love and you'll be out of love, you'll be drunk and then you'll be sober. If you know any kids, and you tickle them or spin them around, they get really frustrated, they pee their pants or they throw up, and then they're like 'Again!'" she continues. "It's about going all the way to this euphoric state, but not stopping, and maybe you end up someplace really ugly."

Also speaking to Rolling Stone were The Gaslight Anthem, who are in Nashville recording their new album. About the sound of the record, singer Brian Fallon said, "For this record, I went back and studied any band that had changed. The Stones, the Beatles, U2, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, all those bands. I was looking at any band that was one thing and then became something else. How did they do it? Did they do it overnight, or did they do it in stages? I wanted to figure out how far you can go without pissing people off."He then said, "I'll probably continue to write about heartbreak forever. That stuff doesn't go away as you get older. You're always trying to make each record more autobiographical than the last one. Before it was a lot of storytelling with lots of specific places and names. This time I wrote a lot of direct first-person narratives.You're talking about yourself, so you have to find new way to do that each time, so for this record it was a lot of poetry books and a lot of Bob Dylan." No word as to when the album will be finished.