Frank Ocean has confirmed that his new album, Boys Don't Cry, will be out sometime in July.
Speaking to Interview magazine, Mark Ronson has confirmed that he is a producer on Lana Del Rey's third album. While no other details were given about the LP, Ronson said, "I'm going to do some recording with Lana Del Rey today and tomorrow. I found this cool old studio out here [in Los Angeles]." She has some songs and I said I had some demo ideas, and if they are any good, then maybe she'll like them and we'll go from there."
Czarface, the hip-hop collective featuring 7L, Esoteric & Inspectah Deck will release their sophomore album, Every Hero Needs a Villain, this summer.
They say a rolling stone gathers no moss, it seems to be true for the legend that is Mick Jagger as he tells Rolling Stone that he has no intention of retiring. The Rolling Stones frontman said, ""Nah, not in the moment. I'm thinking about what the next tour is. I'm not thinking about retirement. I'm planning the next set of tours, so the answer is really, 'No, not really.'"
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will release their new album, The High Country, on June 2.
Also speaking to Rolling Stone, Jamie xx opened up about going solo with his solo debut, In Colour. The xx member and producer said, "Before the first xx record, I pretty much exclusively listened to electronica. Now, I listen to anything. I think the most inspiring thing is just learning more about more and more different kinds of music and becoming a fan of so many different types and so many different genres." Jamie, who has also worked with the late Gil Scott-Heron before his death, said that there is a tremendous amount of pressure on his shoulders releasing this solo album. He said, "I've never released something where I have all the weight on my shoulders."
The Antlers will release a live album, The Antlers Live in London, in June.