The Dodos

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

Also Depeche Mode, Phil Spector, Farmer Dave

May 29, 2009 Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern Bookmark and Share


Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web:

Icelandic outfit Sigur Rós is keeping quite busy these days, if not unified. According to Pitchfork, Frontman Jon Þor "Jónsi" Birgisson is working on a solo record as well as an ambient side project called Riceboy Sleeps with boyfriend Alex Somers. The rest of the band are working on a new record and will be performing for the Dalai Lama at his public talk in Reykjavík, as noted on the official site

Farmer Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks, All Night Radio) is finally releasing a solo effort on August 18th on Kemado Records. Flash Forward to the Good Times is being described in a press release as a "sweet West Coast journey," and a "sundazed collection of big ban beach jams," for what it's worth. Farmer Dave is also on tour with Jenny Lewis for the first half of June.

Tour Dates w/ Jenny Lewis:

6/3  First Ave - Minneapolis, MN

6/4  Barrymore Theater - Madison, WI

6/5  Park West - Chicago, IL

6/8  Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA

6/9  Music Hall - Brooklyn, NY

6/10  House of Blues - Boston, MA

6/11  9:30 Club - Washington, DC

6/12  Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC

According to this Pitchfork piece, San Francsico's own The Dodos are currently embroiled in the recording of the follow up to 2008's Visiter with Phil Ek (Built to Spill, The Shins, Fleet Foxes).  And, thankfully, the band has also announced a summer world tour beginning this month. 

Tour Dates:

6/14  Northside Festival - Brooklyn, NY

7/1  Landmark - Bergen, Norway

7/2  Revolver - Oslo, Norway

7/3  Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland

7/4  Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, Denmark

7/9  Phoenix Theater - Toronto, Ontario

7/10  Ottawa Blues Festival - Ottawa, Ontario

7/11  Metropolis Theatre - Montreal, Quebec

7/16  Plage de Rock Festival - St. Tropez, France

7/17  Melt Festival - Berlin, Germany

7/18  Dour Festival -  Dour, Belgium

7/19  Valkhof Affaire - Niljmegen, Netherlands

8/8  Getty Museum - Los Angeles, CA

8/14  KEXP Mural Amphitheater Summer Series - Seattle, WA

8/29  Outside Lands Festival - San Francisco, CA

9/1  Glee Club - Birmingham, England

9/2  Thekla - Bristol, England

9/3  Bush Hall - London, England

9/4  King Tut's - Glasgow, Scotland

9/5  Ruby Lounge - Manchester, England

9/7  Maroquinerie - Paris, France

9/8  Botanique Rotunda - Brussels, Belgium

9/10  Molotow - Hamburg, Germany

9/11  Magnet - Berlin, Germany

9/12  Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands

9/13  End of Road Festival - Dorset, England

10/4  Austin City Limits - Austin, TX

Magnolia Electric Co. is getting ready to release Josephine, their first full-length release since 2006, which will come out in the US and UK on July 21st and 20th, respectively. For this record, the band again worked with Steven Albini at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago. You can hear the title track right here on the Under the Radar site. 

A North American tour is scheduled to begin in July alongside San Diego's The Donkeys. 

Tour Dates:

7/10  Russian Records - Bloomington, IN

7/11  Schuba's - Chicago, IL

7/12  The Hideout - Chicago, IL

7/14  Southgate House - Newport, KY

7/15  Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, PA

7/16  Mohawk - Buffalo, NY

7/17  Middle East - Cambridge, MA

7/18  Iron Horse - Northhampton, MA

7/20  Black Cat - Washington, DC

7/21  Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC

7/22  40 Watt - Athens, GA

7/23  Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN

7/24  Rubber Gloves - Denton, TX

7/25  Mohawk - Austin, TX

7/27  Solar Culture - Tucson, AZ

7/28  The Echo - Los Angeles, CA

7/29  Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA

7/31  Doug Fir - Portland, OR

8/1  Crocodile - Seattle, WA

8/3  Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT

8/4  Hi-Dive - Denver, CO

8/5  Record Bar - Kansas City, MO

8/6  Waiting Room - Omaha, NE

8/7  Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN

8/8  Busted Life - Dubuque, IA

After Dave Gahan came down with gastroenteritis, Depeche Mode was forced to cancel several shows. Further tests during Gahan's hospitilazation revealed a low-grade malignant tumor in his bladder. Luckily, the tumor was successfully removed. Gahan's recovery will compromise several upcoming shows until he is cleared on June 8th, but he is thankful to his fans for their understanding and patience as the touring schedule is being reworked. You can view those tour dates on the Depeche Mode tour page.

Another British artist on doctor's orders is Morrissey, who is reportedly cancelling shows at London's Brixton Academy. Though the shows are being rescheduled, it will have to wait until he's sustained enough vocal rest, according to Pitchfork.

Phil Spector, it seems, has had some scheduling issues as well. As CBS reports, the now-infamous producer has been sentenced to 19 years to life in person for the murder of Lana Clarkson, in addition to required payments for funeral services and a state victim's restitution fund among other fees. 

 

 

 

 



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Frosty
May 31st 2009
3:21pm

New Dodos and Sigur Rós album!