Today in Music: Smashing Pumpkins, Fujiya & Miyagi, the Roots, Brian Wilson, the Broken West, Iceage Cobra and more

Big news today from an old favorite. Smashing Pumpkins have reformed and their new record Zeitgeist, will be out on July 7… that’s 07/07/07, a Saturday. But isn’t Tuesday record release day? Sure is. More info and tour dates here.

  • LCD Soundsystem add a fourth NYC show. Fujiya & Miyagi add a 3rd NYC show and Prototypes Tour Dates & MP3s, all courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan.
  • This is a great headline… “Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Upset About Super Bowl Halftime Show Snubbing; Goes on Retaliatory Tour.”
  • The British Music Hall commissioned a piece from Brian Wilson, which will be unveiled in London this fall.
  • Here’s the video for the first single from the new Maximo Park record Our Earthly Pleasures, due out April 2.
  • Here’s some video from the Roots in Portland at the Crystal a couple nights ago, courtesy of Pampelmoose.
  • Info on the new Panther 7-inch, tour dates and an MP3 at So Much Silence.
  • There’s a nice feature on the new Broken West album I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On, over at Muzzle of Bees. The Broken West will perform live on KEXP this Friday at 4pm. Here’s a song from the new record…
  • The Broken West – Down in the Valley (MP3)

  • It was a “Strange and Beautiful Night at the Comet” with The Mona Reels, Spanish for 100, The Sea Navy, and Dept of Energy.
  • Local band Iceage Cobra will be rocking your at the Queen Anne Silver Platters on Saturday, Feb 17 at 6pm. It’s a free all-ages in-store performance in support of the February 13 national release date of their debut full-length Brilliant Ideas from Amazing People.
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