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Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Extends His “Summer of Fear” By Announcing Fall Tour Dates

Sep 02, 2009 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Seasonally friendly troubadour Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson announces autumn tour in support of album Summer of Fear with Bob Mold. More

Mew at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA

Sep 02, 2009 Mew

The Danish trio Mew (who are a five-piece live) took the Troubadour stage for a sold-out show and launched right into “New Terrain,” the opening track to the band’s lengthily titled new album, No more stories/Are told today/I’m sorry/They washed away/No more stories/The world is grey/I’m tired/Let’s wash away. On record the song is awash with backwards vocals and, live, singer Jonas Bjerre seemed to warp his pipes in a similar fashion. Guitarist Bo Madsen started “New Terrain” playing bongo drums, before switching to the guitar. The song was loudits bass and drums tickling at the ears and making the $2 earplugs sold at the bar briefly tempting. More

MTV Plans Teen Wolf Series

Sep 02, 2009

MTV is planning on reviving the 1985 Michael J. Fox film Teen Wolf into a television series with a thrilling edge. Though the basic premise of the movie will be retained, Senior VP to MTV series development Liz Gateley says, “It has more of an American Werewolf in London feel to it. It’s a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the center who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques.” More

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

Sep 01, 2009 Thom Yorke

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web: Thom Yorke‘s upcoming limited 12” release, the possible reinvestigation of Brian Jones’ death, Bad Lieutenanta project formed by New Order members Bernard Sumner and Phil Cunningham, Patrick Wolf‘s missing cape, Jay-Z’s album has leaked and is streaming, Oasis’ demise, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau teaming up again for Cowboys & Aliens, and upcoming tours from Headlights, Phosphorescent, and Califone. More

The Horrors Set to Collaborate with Gorillaz on Upcoming Album

Sep 01, 2009 Gorillaz

The Horrors have been tapped by Damon Albarn for a collaboration on the upcoming Gorillaz album. More

Michael McDonald Talks About His Recent Collaboration with Grizzly Bear

Sep 01, 2009 Grizzly Bear

Today, an interview with Michael McDonald on Paste’s website clarified the recording artist’s involvement with indie-band Grizzly Bear on their recent single. More

Mew at the Mewseum

Sep 01, 2009 Mew

This week the Zune L.A. gallery/performance space is hosting the Mewseum, an exhibition of Mew’s music videos, including three filmed for their lengthily titled new album, No more stories/Are told today/I’m sorry/They washed away/No more stories/The world is grey/I’m tired/Let’s wash away. The three videos are directed by Martin De Thurah and also displayed are photos from the videos. Mew performed a short set Monday night at Zune L.A. to a grouping of fans and industry folk. Before the Danish trio took the stage, the three No more stories videos were shown. More

Disney Buys Marvel Entertainment

Aug 31, 2009

Disney has announced today on their corporate website that they have bought Marvel Entertainment for approximately $4 billion. Does this mean that we’ll now start seeing Spider-Man and Captain America wandering around Disney World and Disneyland, as well as Marvel-themed rides? More

Michael McDonald Sings on new Grizzly Bear B-side

Aug 31, 2009 Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear are releasing Veckatimest‘s second single today. “While You Wait For the Others” is being released on iTunes and as a 7 inch. The B-side is a new version of “While You Wait For the Others” that features the one and only Michael McDonald on lead vocals! McDonald is the ‘70s and ‘80s icon who got his start in Steely Dan, was then recruited by The Doobie Brothers in 1975, and had a successful solo career in the ‘80s with such hits as Yah Mo B There, his 1983 duet with James Ingram. No word on how and why McDonald came to sing on this version of “While You Wait For the Others.” More