Speaking to XXL, Run the Jewels aka Killer Mike and El-P spoke to fans about their much anticipated Run the Jewels 2 album. In the interview, the duo talked about how Rage Against the Machine's Zach de la Rocha and Travis Barker came to be on the upcoming record. El-P said, "Well we can share what's already out now. We got Zack De La Rocha from Rage Against The Machine. My boy Travis Barker is on the album as well. Me and Mike are on the album, we're on every song. [Laughs] It's a dope record. The fact of the matter is it's the El-P and Mike show. The record really doesn't have a lot of features on it. There are some friends that pop up here and there but it's not a big feature record."
Killer Mike added, "We didn't plot to go find Zack De La Rocha and Travis Barker. We were at the studio smoking a joint and El and Zack saw each other grabbing a sandwich. Him and El was there and I was with Travis smoking weed. This record is very organic. One thing, when we made Run The Jewels, we never wanted to get--you can't make a better collab record than DJ Khaled, so if you ain't Khaled don't go fucking around with all the features, just do what you do to the best of your ability. And that's what Run The Jewels is. When you buy a Run The Jewels album, you're buying a Run The Jewels album."
....And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have announced that their new album, IX will arrive in November. The band released a statement on the record saying, "From the crowded streets of Phnom Penh to the vast empty landscape of West Texas...we have cut through...burned through...and followed through to reach you...From the heat of the desert...to the heat of your city's sprawling squall...This transmission is here to transport and ruin you. It is the release of your mortal coil...Just let the rain wash it away from the mountains...down to the motherfucking sea...wash it away ...blow it all away and check this moment out."
Belle & Sebastian have announced a massive reissues campaign called, "It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career," where the iconic indie band will reissue all of their albums and compilations on vinyl beginning this fall.