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Klaxons Announce Suicide-covering Single

Sep 11, 2009 Klaxons

As reported by NME, the Mercury Prize-winning Klaxons have announced a new single. While the band still hasn’t released a follow up to their 2007 debut Myths of the Near Future, they—along with notable artists such as Grinderman, Mogwai, Iggy Pop, Spiritualized, Julian Cope, Vincent Gallo and Liars—are set to contribute to a series of releases honoring Suicide frontman Alan Vega’s 70th birthday. Klaxons’ contribution is a cover of Suicide’s “Sweetheart.” More

Kurt Cobain—Guitar Hero Avatar. Courtney Love and Former Band Mates—Pissed

Sep 10, 2009 Nirvana

Courtney Love is not amused. In response to the recently release of Guitar Hero 5—a game that includes an avatar of her late husband Kurt Cobain, the rocker recently twittered the following: “FOR THE RECORD I DID NOT APPROVE KURTS AVATAR FOR GUYITARHERO5. i think Kurt would despise this game alone let alone this avatar.” Guitar Hero makers Activision deny Love’s claim. Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl have also weighed in. More

Beach House Signs to Sub Pop

Sep 10, 2009 Beach House

After releasing two albums for Carpark Records, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, aka Beach House, have announced their third album will be released on Sub Pop in early 2010. We have album info and tour dates. More

Dungen Tour Diary Part 2

Sep 10, 2009 Dungen

The Swedish psych-rock band Dungen just finished touring the US of A. Earlier in their tour we posted the first part of band’s tour blog, written and photographed by Dungen exclusively for Under the Radar. Dungen started their tour playing with Fleet Foxes and Woods opened for them. Check out our review of their Philadelphia show. Here’s part 2 of Dungen’s tour blog. More

Andrew Bird’s The Swimming Hour Gets Deluxe Vinyl Treatment

Sep 10, 2009 Andrew Bird

Back in the day, or the early oughties, Andrew Bird had a capable backing band called Bowl of Fire. The band unofficially disbanded in 2003 but Bird’s first three LPs featured their genre-shifting talents. The nearly flawless and very underappreciated The Swimming Hour was their third and final effort as a unit. Now Bird’s self-dubbed “jukebox album” is being re-released October 20th, via Ryko. More

Sufjan Stevens Previews “The BQE” With Video Excerpt

Sep 10, 2009 Sufjan Stevens

As we reported in July, Sufjan StevensThe BQE multimedia set will be much more than a typical CD/DVD release. The multimedia set is set to include audio of the 2007 song suite, a Super Teenage Hooper Heroes comic book, a View-Master reel and a DVD brimming with dusty footage of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from Stevens himself. The Asthmatic Kitty release is coming October 20th via Rough Trade and you can pre-order the package here. More

Fuck Buttons Prepare For North American Tour

Sep 09, 2009 Fuck Buttons

Noise electronica mongers Fuck Buttons will be touring this November in support of their sophomore LP, Tarot Sport. This is the drone-y duo’s follow-up to their debut album—2008’s acclaimed Street Horrrsing. Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power recorded with the legendary DJ, producer and remixer Andrew Weatherall. Tarot Sport will be available October 20th via ATP. More

DC Comics and Warner Bros. Forms New Film Division: DC Entertainment

Sep 09, 2009 DC Comics

DC Comics has a rich 74-year history of characters, many of which have remained untapped when it comes to theatrical films or live action TV shows. While Superman has had five feature films and Batman has been portrayed in seven live action big screen adventures (if you count the 1960s Adam West Batman film), many iconic characters have languished in film development hell, including Wonder Woman and The Flash. DC and Warner Bros. (who are both owned by the same Time Warner parent company) have now taken a page from rival Marvel Comics’ book and are forming a separate company named DC Entertainment that will help develop DC’s characters into other entertainment mediums, especially films and television shows. Marvel was recently bought by Disney, but even before that they had their own film division. More

Los Campesinos! Have Released a New Track and Video

Sep 09, 2009 Los Campesinos!

Los Campesinos! are offering up a brand new song as a free download on their website. “The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future” is available at the band’s site now. Atwww.loscampesinos.com you can also check out the song’s video, which was co-directed by band member Ellen Campesinos! More