Saturday, October 17, 2015

Quick News

Husker Du have launched their very first website and very first webstore furthering speculation that the band could reunite one day. Drummer Grant Hart told the Minneapolis Star Tribune: "The main thing is, there’s ongoing communication between the three of us now." The band, fronted by Bob Mould, split up at the end of the 80s.

This year's Barclay Card Mercury Prize nominees have been announced. The award, which is given out to the best British album of the year, will be handed out on November 20. Take a look at the nominees:
Aphex TwinSyro
Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool 
Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
C DuncanArchitect 
Florence and the Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 
GhostpoetShedding Skin 
Benjamin Clementine - At Least for Now 
Jamie xxIn Colour 
SOAK - Before We Forgot How to Dream 
Gaz CoombesMatador 
Slaves - Are You Satisfied?

M83 plan on reissuing their breakthrough album, 2008's Saturdays=Youth, and the records predecessor, Digital Shades, next month. The reissues will feature remixes, the remastered records, and B-sides.

M83 also plans on releasing a new album next year, according to reports.

Bruce Springsteen will release a massive box set from his 1908 album, The River, just in time for the holidays when it hits shelves next month. The 4CD / 3DVD set will feature the remastered record, B-sides, a live concert, as well as documentary on the making of the record, and a coffee table book.

During a Reddit AMA session, Blur's Graham Coxon says he is prepping a new solo album. He said: "Funnily enough I woke up today thinking about sound concepts, harmony, mood and rhythm. I might like to go expansive English, a bit like if England had a huge desert is the middle. That kinda sound." He also mentioned that he has another solo that he hasn't released and recorded it around the same time as his debut, A&E, in 2012. He said: "I have a solo album sitting on hold right now with no plans to release.. one day i would like to put it out though. It was recorded at the same time as 'A&E'. I just didn't want to release another solo album while there was a lot of Blur activity going on."