Wednesday, January 17, 2018
In March, Between the Buried and Me will release their new album, Automata. Take a look at the cover, above.
Following the sudden passing of Dolores O'Riordan, members of her side project, D.A.R.K., which included Andy Rourke of The Smiths eulogized the front woman. "I am heartbroken and devastated by the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dolores," said Rourke. "I have truly enjoyed the years we spent together and feel privileged to call her a close friend. It was a bonus to work with her in our band D.A.R.K. and witness firsthand her breathtaking and unique talent. I will miss her terribly. I send my love and condolences to her family and loved ones." Band mate and partner Olé Koretsky adds: "My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there's no real place for me here now."
Of Montreal will release their new album, White is Relic/Irrealis Mood, in March.
After inking a book deal in 2013, surviving Beastie Boys members Mike D and Ad Rock were set to release their autobiography on the band in 2015, however, it never did. Now, in an interview with Beats 1, Mike D. says the book will arrive later this year and is "unlike any other music book." He added: "To tell our story, we have to give the cultural history of where we came from. So New York City in the ’80s, you had all these incredible, exciting music, art, film, all that sort of has to converge to be able to explain. We just had the good fortune of being around all of it so I think that’s No. 1. And the other thing is, I think a lot of times when I read a book or I watch a music documentary, maybe I’m just kind of A.D.D., I get a little bored, but actually I don’t think they do the subject matter justice because it’s kinda surreal what happens in bands’ lives so you kind of have to use all dimensions to tell the story more accurately."