Thursday, December 28, 2017

Quick News

After laying low for awhile, Friendly Fires took to Facebook to tease fans about a potential new album on their Facebook page. The band posted a video of themselves in the studio with the caption: "Big things are coming in 2018..."

A 50th anniversary box set of The Velvet Underground and Nico's iconic album -- you know, the one with the Andy Warhol banana -- will arrive next year. The six-album 50th anniversary box set also includes 1967's The Velvet Underground & Nico, 1968's White Light/White Heat, 1969's The Velvet Underground, 1970's Loaded and Nico's solo debut Chelsea Girl. The set is out February 23rd and will be limited to 1,000 copies. It also has an exclusive 48-page booklet with vintage photographs and a new foreword penned by Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker. All six albums are pressed onto 180-gram vinyl and presented in stereo.

Speaking to DJBooth, Cee-Lo Green has announced that he and Danger Mouse are working on a new Gnarls Barkley album. “We have already started on a new [Gnarls Barkley] album. We’re halfway in and we have some overtures from the other projects that may not have stood the test of time, we don’t know yet," he said. No word as to when the record will arrive.

The Kendrick Lamar collaboration with Nike's Cortez sneakers will arrive on Grammy night. The "Cortez Kenny" sneaker will retail for $100 and will be available for purchase through Nike's SNKRS app on January 28.