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

May 27, 2009 The Charlatans

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 Tortoise

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 Scarlett Johansson

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 Wilco

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 22, 2009 Black Moth Super Rainbow

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 22, 2009 José González

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 Old 97’s

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

HEALTH Get Color on September 8th

May 20, 2009 HEALTH

Set your cranial cortex for noise-disco because Los Angeles’ HEALTH are staging their triumphant return, with Get Color on September 8th. The Smell-affiliated group’s 2007 self-titled debut and critically-acclaimed remix record HEALTH//DISCO, already got the noisy quartet sweating across stages shared with the likes of Crystal Castles, Nine Inch Nails, and Of Montreal but last month’s phenomenal single “Die Slow” pointed at an eventual shift towards the group’s clamorous mutatation of disco music. More