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News Roundup: Sigur Rós, The Dodos, Morrissey, Magnolia Electric Co.

May 29, 2009

The Dodos, Farmer Dave Scher, Magnolia Electric Co. and Sigur Rós (in some incarnation or another) announce new albums and performances. Morrissey and Depeche Mode modify tour dates.  Phil Spector is sentenced. All right here, in the News Roundup. More

Sea Wolf Escapes To Omaha For Sophomore Release

May 29, 2009

Alex Brown Church crafts music fit for the open road so it's fitting that he got the name for his group from Jack London's Sea-Wolf. Like London has always surrounded himself by the claustrophopic bustle of the city but enjoys the air of the countryside on his cheek. After living in L.A. the Sea Wolf frontman has packed his bags and trekked to Canada's second largest city, Montreal. Citing its "multi-cultural aura" as inspiration, Church started working on the follow-up to his promising Dangerbird Records debut Leaves in the River. The forthcoming album is untitled at the moment but will be released sometime in September on Dangerbird and his being recorded in Omaha by Mike Mogis. More

Everything Goes Wrong for Vivian Girls’ Second LP

May 29, 2009

The last time we checked in with the unstoppable touring force known as Vivian Girls they were working hard on the follow-up to last year's eponymous debut. On September 8th we'll finally eat (or hear) the fruits of the gals' labors during a six-day stint at L.A.'s The Distillery. That's the day Everything Goes Wrong hits the street running. The Girls claim that they weeded out a boatload of tracks for a 35-minute sophomore release. That's nearly epic in Vivian Girls terms! More

News Roundup: Meg White, The Charlatans, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glastonbury, and more

May 26, 2009

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web: Glastonbury lineup announced, Beastie Boys name new album, They Might Be Giants sponor little league teams, Meg White gets married, Gonzales breaks a world record, The Charlatans announce a U.S. tour, Ewan McGregor is against a Trainspotting sequel, Michael Moore's new documentary on the economic crisis gets a release date, Buffy the Vampire Slayer might be rebooted as a new movie without Joss Whedon or the TV cast, and Doctor Who's David Tennant is set to play The Doctor two more bonus times. More

Tortoise’s Slow-Coming Album and Summer Tour

May 26, 2009

Chicago-based Tortoise are set to release their first record in over five years and tour in its support.  More

Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson to Break Up

May 26, 2009

Three years past its completion, Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson are gearing up to release the album Break Up on September 8 via Atco Records More

Jay Bennett, Formerly of Wilco, Dies at 45

May 26, 2009

Jay Bennett, a former Wilco contributor, was pronounced dead this past Sunday according to a Chicago Sun-Times blog. Bennett was one of the original touring members and acted as a multi-instrumentalist for the band, collaborating with Jeff Tweedy until their perfectionist tendencies clashed during recording for the 2002 album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. 

Black Moth Super Rainbow Has a Whole ‘Lotta Stuff Going On

May 21, 2009

In celebration of their upcoming album Eating Us (out 5/26 on Graveface Records), Pennsylvanian psychedelic rockers Black Moth Super Rainbow are launching a unique promotion. Ten specially crafted record stands have been distributed to ten independent record stores across the nation. These stands will contain hairy copies of their new album, which is essentially a CD covered in hair. The band is also launching an American tour and staging a series of listening parties. More