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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

José González to Launch Brief North American Tour

May 21, 2009

Swedish troubadour Jose González will embark on a brief North American tour this summer. The tour, which includes stops at several Canadian festivals, also has a single date in the states at Michigan’s Ann Arbor Summer Festival. More

Old 97s Announce Tour

May 21, 2009

Invisible forces have plenty to answer for, and last year the Old 97s called one out: Blame It On Gravity, their seventh album, was hailed as a return to form. Just about exactly one year later, they've decided to fight gravity once more, and lift all those amps onto the truck. More