Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Quick News

Glasvegas have confirmed via Facebook that they will be writing their new album this summer in Stockholm, Sweden.

After 10 years, Canada's Death from Above 1979 will release their sophomore album, The Physical World in September. Speaking to NME, drummer/singer Sebastian Grainger said, "No matter what Jesse and I do, on whatever scale of success it's sat on, there's always some kind of reference to Death From Above. It's only frustrating because it's so lazy. So we're putting out a Death From Above record and if the press is like, 'It's not what we expected,' or however they react to it, it's like, 'Well, you've been fucking asking for it.'"

Kendrick Lamar has confirmed that Dr. Dre is working with him on his new album that will be out this fall.

Rudimental have also confirmed that their new album, the follow-up to last year's fantastic, Home, will be out later this year.

Arctic Monkey fans might have to wait a little bit to hear new music from the band. Singer Alex Turner tells NME, "I've written a few things, but I'm not in a hurry. We're going to keep going [with touring] until the summer and beyond that a little bit, maybe. I don't know. I wouldn't think it'll be too soon that we do the next one."

Speaking to Rolling Stone, producer Rodney Jerkins has said there could be up to eight more posthumous Michael Jackson albums, saying, "eight more albums culled from outtakes and repackaged material could be released. We got more surprises coming. I'm sure there are a few more great things out there and, hopefully, we'll all have a chance to hear them."

Also speaking to NME, Johnny Marr talked about the follow-up to last year's release, The Messenger. The iconic guitarist said, ""If anything, the new one is a bit more rowdy. But I don't really want it to be too different. I like 'The Messanger' a lot and I don't think now is the time to go off on some radical reinvention just for the sake of it. That would almost feel too contrived. I haven’t gone off anywhere with my yoga mat to meditate and take a deep look at my inner self to share with the world. I just formed a rock 'n' roll band who play uptempo music and I want to continue that way for a long time. I'm not too into navel-gazing music!"

Bjork's 2011 Biophilia app album has become the first app to be featured at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Kudos!

U2's Bono & The Edge will be collaborating with Once director John Carney for his new film, Sing Street. Bono has been helping Carney flush out the film's story, as well as working on the music for the film with The Edge. No word on a release date for this project.

In a new interview with, Incubus' Mike Einzinger has revealed that he and Brandon Boyd are working on new Incubus tunes together. However, fans should not hold their breath on the news, saying, "That doesn’t mean that stuff will be coming anytime soon. Though content has come from the sessions, much of it is in its infancy in terms of development; “They’re ideas but some are further along than others."