Music News for February 22, 2013-February 24, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

Jake Bugg has revealed an autumn headline tour, in which he will perform in his largest venues to date. This tour includes nine dates and it starts at Birmingham BIC on October 19th and will finish on November 6th at Manchester O2 Apollo. This tour will also include a date at London O2 Academy Brixton, on October 23rd. Tickets for this tour have gone one sale on Februray 21st. These dates will follow appearance at Reading and Leeds Festivals, and other dates will be in supporting The Stone Roses during the summer. Jake Bugg is nominated for best Album and Best Solo Artist in this year’s NME Awards, along with a nomination for British Breakthrough Act at the Brit awards. Jake Bugg’s headline tour dates include: Bournemouth BIC (October 19th), Plymouth (October 22nd), London Brixton O2 Academy (October 23rd), Swindon Oasis (October 27th), Birmingham O2 Academy (October 28th), Glasgow O2 Academy (October 31st), Doncaster Dome (November 2nd), and Manchester O2 Apollo (November 6th).

The Strokes have said that they do not have any current plans to tour their new album Comedown Machine. The Strokes will release their fifth studio album on March and have declined to speak to the media about the new music. Bassist, Nikolai Fraiture, however, spoke to Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe on Februrary 21st. Fraiture gave little away about plans for the new album, yet he did mention information about the recording process and the atmosphere within the band. For more information, be sure to visit:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/21544820. The new album will be released on March 25th. To listen to their new single, “All the Time”, go to: https://soundcloud.com/thestrokes/the-strokes-all-the-time/s-ghCGL.

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Perry and the Heartbreakers, and Björk will headline this summer’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee. This festival will go from June 13th to June 16th. Other artists that will be performing include Wu-Tang Clan, The gaslight Anthem, The xx, Alt-J, The National, The Vaccines, Django Django, Passion Pit, Billy Idol, Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, Of Monsters and Men, Foals, and more! Tickets for this event go on sale February 23rd at noon. For more information on this four-day event, visit: http://www.bonnaroo.com/.

David Bowie will release a new track titled “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” on February 26th. Bowie will also release his first new album in 10 years in March. This new album will be produced with his longtime collaborator, Tony Visconti, and will be released in most countries worldwide on March 11th. To view the complete tracklisting for The Next Day, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/david-bowie/68748.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs will soon reveal their new single called “Sacrilege”, next week. This song will be the first single from their new album Mosquito and it will premiere on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show on Monday, February 25th. Be sure to listen for the new song between 7 pm and 9 pm.  Yeah Yeah Yeahs have also confirmed that they will perform at this year’s SXSW. They will perform at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas on March 13th.

Fall Out Boy have revealed that they will be releasing their new album called Save Rock and Roll, a month earlier than planned. Fall Out Boy, who reunited earlier this month, initially had plans to release their new album in May. They have decided that they will not keep fans waiting. The new release date for the album is now April 15th and 16th worldwide. To view the video for their song, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”, which features 2Chains, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/fall-out-boy/68702. Along with a new album, Fall Out Boy have announced that they will have some US tour dates. They will also perform live at the Underworld venue in Camden, North London on February 25th.

Phoenix have revealed further details for their upcoming new album titled, Bankrupt! They will release this new album on April 22nd, according to a message on their website. The tracklisting for the new album is: “Entertainment”, “The Real Thing”, “SOS In Bel Air”, “Trying to be Cool”, “Bankrupt!”, “Drakkar Noir”, “Chlorophorm”, “Don’t”, “Bourgeois”, and “Oblique City”. Phoenix will be headlining this year’s Coachella Valley Festival of Music and Arts, which takes place on April in California. They will also play the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany, which take place from July 7th to 9th. To listen to Phoenix’s new single, “Entertainment”, visit: https://soundcloud.com/phoenix/entertainment.

 

Electronic and Dance

Swedish House Mafia have performed in Chicago for the first and last time this week, for their One Last Tour. The United Center’s sold out crowd was filled with excitement as the show started. The venue was filled as people scrambled over seats. It is not known if things have come into terms, but Chicago did love the first and last set.

Disclosure have revealed the music video for their new single “White Noise”. This single had recently debuted in the UK singles chart at No. 2. Disclosure’s forthcoming album is set to be released later this year. The duo is also set to embark on their second US tour in a few weeks. To view the video for the new single, visit: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/02/disclosure-reveal-official-video-for-white-noise/.

 

Pop and R&B

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel every date on her current US and Canada tour because she has to undergo surgery. She had previously postponed shows on her Born This Way world tour in Chicago. It has been said that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip and she will be having surgery in order to repair the problem, along with time to recover. Lady Gaga is also expected to release her third new album, ARTPOP, later this year.

 

Country
Country singer, Mindy McCready has died of an apparent suicide at the age of 37, according to a report from BBC news. The police was sent to a home in Herber Springs, Arizona and it has been said that McCready’s body was found on the front porch  Arkansas sheriff, Marty Moss, has said that she has suffered an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound”. When speaking to NBC’s dateline about her partner’s death this January, McCready said she had “never gone through anything this painful”.

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Music News for December 28, 2012-December 30, 2012

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Rock and Alternative
Green Day have just released a video for their new track, “X-Kid”, taken from their album ¡Tré!  The video consists of a cassette tape playing the song. To check out the video, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/green-day/67894. Green Day has also revealed plans for a behind-the-scenes documentary film called ¡Quatro!, which will premiere next year.

Pulp has released a new song titled “After You”, which is a new studio recording of their 2001 album, We Love Life. To hear the track, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/pulp/67904. They have recorded this track on November, before finishing it in December. Pulp also played a triumphant homecoming show at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on December 8, 2012.

 

Transit has recently finished recording their new album. The new album will be released next year and it is the follow up to 2011’s Listen & Forgive. More details for the new album will be revealed soon!

 

Beady Eye front man, Liam Gallagher has announced that the band will be experimenting on their new album. On November, the band was said to have returned to the studio with producer, Dave Sitek. As far as the album goes, Gallagher has described the new album as “majestic”, “Imperial”, “out there”, and “heavy”.  Gallagher has also promised that the new album will be a step up from their debut, as it will be different and will have “none of that nonsense from the nineties”.

 

 

Electronic and Dance

Disclosures have announced that their debut album will be released in spring 2013. The album is yet to be titled, yet the duo has already revealed two tracks from it. Disclosures have already released the first single off of the album titled, “Latch”.

Afrojack has released a complied preview tracks from his upcoming album, which is said to be released in early 2013. The album features tracks filled with Afrojack’s signature house style. A preview for is upcoming track “Rocker” has already been released. To listen to an album preview and a preview for the song “Rocker”, be sure to check out: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2012/12/afrojack-teases-upcoming-2013-album-and-previews-rocker/.

 

Pop and R&B

50 Cent has revealed news for his new album Street King Immortal. 50 Cent had announced that he will start the New Year with a new approach and said that hip hop gave him everything he could have dreamed for.  The rapper said that this new album will “not fall short of a classic”. He also released a video for his new single “My Life”, which features appearances from Eminem and Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine. To check out the video, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/50-cent/67900.

Lady Gaga has revealed that she will be making a film. She had teamed up with Terry Richardson (long-time collaborator and famed photographer) to make a documentary0style movie. Lady Gaga has also unveiled details on the progress of her new album, ARTPOP. She has said that the documentary film will be a taste of what is yet to arrive.

 

Country

Dixie Chicks will replace Lady Antebellum as one of the headline acts at the Craven Country Jamboree in Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada. This event will take place from July 11th to 14th. The performance at the festival has come to be very exciting, being that the members have gone separate ways for some years.

Music News for November 30, 2012-December 2, 2012

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Rock and Alternative

Tame Impala’s album, Lonerism was named number one in NME’s Album of the Year list. Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker mentioned that he had spent many months assembling the album in many places around the world, yet he finds it difficult to be happy with his own work. Parker also believes that the album is his best work. To check out NME’s 50 Best Albums of 2012, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=147&p=13018&title=50_best_albums_of_2012&more=1&c=1.

The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas has announced that the first signing to his new label, Cult Records will be the New York Band, The Virgins. The Virgins’ new album Strike Gently will be following to their self-titled debut. The new album was recorded in New York City at the East Village Recording Center and produced by Johnny T. Yerington. The Strokes have announced that they are working on the follow up to their latest release, Angles. Julian Casablancas mentioned that he does not think the band will go in an entirely different direction with their music, but that the songs will be different.

Electronic and Dance

Deadmau5 played a secret gig in London recently and it was said that he lit up the street with his audio and visual performance. Deadmau5 also played an audio and visual show in Southwark’s Flat Iron Square. The performance was organized by moblie Phone giant Nokia, in promotion for their new Lumina phone. To listen to the EMD producer’s music, check out his latest album release Album Title Goes Here which was released in September 2012.

Pop and R&B

Lady Gaga has announced that she has written 50 songs for her upcoming fourth studio album, ARTPOP. Gaga has also mentioned in a tweet that she is not actually sure which songs will make the cut for the new album, yet that she used the same process with her old releases The Fame and The Fame Monster. She still has yet to reveal more details on the upcoming album.

Country

Carrie Underwood will take on the challenge of playing the iconic role of Maria Von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music. The broadcast is based on the original Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. While a date for the three-hour event has not yet been announced, the broadcast is expected to air during the 2013 holiday season.