Saturday, March 5, 2011
*[FMQB.com] Biffy Clyro played a special event in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, with Spin bringing the band together with author Mark Danielewski. The U.K. rockers named their latest album, Only Revolutions, after Danielewski's 2006 novel. The band and the author took turns reading and performing on-stage, as part of Spin's occasional "Liner Notes" series.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Even though frontman Alex Turner is going solo with a film score, don’t think for one second that the Arctic Monkeys have forgotten fans’ perpetual hankering for new material. If you’re one of those individuals with said constant craving, then enjoy the band’s video for their heavy new song “Brick By Brick”, which they debuted on their official YouTube page earlier this morning (via Antiquiet). The whole affair’s really quite mesmerizing, especially if you get dizzy from watching records spin and seeing everyday objects shot in awkward angles, not to mention if you love a title repeated ad nauseam. No word yet on if this track makes the band’s forthcoming fourth LP, which is reportedly being produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford. We’ll let you know when we know.
*[pitchfork.com] It's been a little more than a minute since New York indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars have made a peep; now, that minute's up. The band has signed to Barsuk, and the label will release their follow-up to 2009's BNM'd debut Why There Are Mountains this fall. Cymbals Eat Guitars will record the album with producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile) manning the boards.
In the meantime, stream the band's cover of Guided by Voices' "Gleemer" via Sirius XMU HERE; the cover will appear on the Guided by Voices tribute album Sing for Your Meat to be released by No More Fake Labels on Record Store Day.
*[consequenceofsound.net] After dedicating a good chunk of last year’s budget to reliving Pavement’s glory days, Pitchfork Music Festival will use 2011 to celebrate some of music’s more recent success stories. Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, Fleet Foxes, and a reunited Dismemberment Plan will headline this year’s festivities, set for July 15-17 in Chicago’s Union Park.
Other confirmed acts include Cut Copy, Deerhunter, Destroyer, Odd Future, James Blake, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Yuck, Kylesa, Das Racist, Curren$y, Sun Airway, and Woods. Even more performers will be announced in the weeks leading up to the festival. Tickets go on sale today at 12:00pm CST, with single-day tickets for $45 and three-day passes for $110. For more details, visit the festival’s website.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 1:49 AM