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News Roundup: Thom Yorke, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau, Jay-Z, Oasis, Patrick Wolf

Also Headlights, Phosphorescent, Cailfone, Bad Lieutenant, Brian Jones

Sep 01, 2009 Photography by Jayme Thornton Bookmark and Share


So much news...so little time. That's why we bring you the news roundup from time to time. Some of the news that's fit to print but for the fact that we don't always print it. It's quite hot here in southern California. Let's begin.

Thom Yorke of Radiohead is slated to release new material come September 22nd according to this Exclaim! report. The release will feature two brand new, unreleased songs ("Apart By Horses" and "The Hollow Earth") in a neat vinyl 12" bundle with "really awesome packaging and artwork," say sources quoting the Radiohead bunch. It's so neat, in fact, that it will be cleanly limited to just 8,000 copies worldwide-4,000 for North America, 4,000 for Europe. (via Pitchfork

Yorke will also make an appearance at the U.S. premiere of Franny Armstrong's eco docudrama The Age of Stupid, according to this news item on Paste. Following the screening and a panel discussion, Yorke will perform an acoustic version of the title track that he has written for the movie.

Next up, Bad Lieutenanta project formed by New Order members Bernard Sumner and Phil Cunninghamhave confirmed the details on their upcoming debut album, Never Cry Another Tear. The album will be released October 6th on their Triple Records imprint, and Amazon.com will initially have exclusive rights to its distribution. The first week of release, it will only be available for digital download through the retailer, and from October 13th through November 10th, the physical CD will only be available through Amazon.com as well. November 10th, the album will be available through all major retailers. "Sink or Swim," the album's first single, is available as a free download now for a short period on the band's website.

Guitarist Brian Jones, a founding member of The Rolling Stones, died at 27 about four decades ago, but his case may be in for re-examination. The BBC reported that Sussex Police have received documents connected to Jones' death. Though, it's too early to tell if a new investigation is in order, the papers are in line to be examined. (via NME)

On a lighter note, MTV has graciously allowed the world to stream Jay-Z's new album, The Blueprint 3, on their site, The Leak. All fifteen tracks are there for the listening, featuring appearances from Empire of the Sun's Luke Steele, Kanye West, Rihanna, Pharell, and Alicia Keys. The album just leaked.

Patrick Wolf's glorious vulture cape has gone missing, according to this blog on his official MySpace, and a cash reward is promised to anyone who can find and return it in one piece. (via NME)

A series of updates on Oasis's official website over the last week has displayed Noel Gallagher's move to leave the band, effectively dissolving Oasis. After canceling an appearance at V Fest and a fairly sympathetic note to disappointed fans from Liam Gallagher, Noel released a statement on August 29th announcing his departure. "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer." He continues, "Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Iron Man/Iron Man 2 team of actor Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau have announced that there will next be working together on an adaptation of another comic book, Cowboys & Aliens. As the title suggests, the story takes place in the Old West, in which cowboys must battle invading aliens. Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, who wrote the recent Star Trek reboot and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, are writing the script along with Lost producer Damon Lindelof.

And now tour dates...

Headlights has announced extended tour dates in support of their upcoming album, Wildlife, which is set for an October 6th release date on Polyvinyl. (www.headlightsmusic.com)

Tour dates:

10/15 Iowa City, IA The Mill
10/16 Dekalb, IL The House
10/17 Chicago, IL Apple Store on Michigan Ave. 2pm
10/17 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *#
10/18 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room *#
10/21 Allston, MA Great Scott *#
10/23 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House / Polyvinyl CMJ Showcase $
10/24 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie *#
10/25 Washington, DC DC9 *#
10/26 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *#
10/27 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn #
10/28 Orlando, FL Will's Pub #
10/29 Birmingham, AL Bottletree #
10/30 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe #
11/05 Denver, CO Hi Dive #%
11/06 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court #%
11/07 Boise, ID Neurolux #%
11/08 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern #%
11/10 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan #%
11/12 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord #%
11/13 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland #%
11/14 San Diego, CA Soda Bar #%
11/15 Tucson, AZ Plush #%
11/17 San Antonio, TX Rock Bottom #%
11/18 Austin, TX Emo's #%
11/19 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves #
11/20 Hot Springs, AR Maxine's Pub #

* = w/ The Shaky Hands
# = w/ Pomegranates
% = w/ Anni Rossi

$ = w/ Japandroids, James Husband, Cale Parks

Brooklyn based indie-folk/alt-country outfit Phosphorescent has announced a fall tour, including an appearance at Farm Aid. (www.myspace.com/phosphorescent)

Tour dates:

09/05    Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/02    Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
10/04    St. Louis, MO @ Farm Aid, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/05    Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
10/07    Nashville, TN @ Exit In
10/08    Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
10/09    Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/11    Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/12    Charlotteville, VA @ IS Venue
10/13    Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/14    Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
10/15    Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/16    Providence, RI @ Providence Black Repetory Theater

Califone will also be on tour to support their upcoming release, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, due out October 6th. The album, essentially a soundtrack to a film of the same title directed by frontman Tim Rutili, will accompany the live performances at several dates. (www.myspace.com/califonemusic)

Tour dates:

10/10-11    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL*
10/13         Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA*
10/14         Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH*
10/15         Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
10/16         Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY*
10/17         Ukrainian Federation, Montreal, QC*
10/18         The Monkey House, Winooski, VT
10/20         Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA*
10/21         Space, Portland, ME*
10/22         Brattle Theater, Cambridge, MA*
10/23         92Y Tribeca, New York, NY*
10/24         World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA
10/25         Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
10/26         The Southern, Charlottesville, VA*
10/27         The Earl, Atlanta, GA
10/28         WorkPlay Theatre, Birmingham, AL*
10/29         The Basement, Nashville, TN
10/30         Bear's Place, Bloomington, IN* 



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