Today in Music: Massive Attack, Klaxons, Lasy Sov, Coco Rosie, De Novo Dahl, Okkervil River, The Bird and The Bee

the Arcade Fire, Montreal – 2/6/07 (AP PHOTO/CP, Ryan Remiorz)

Thanks to Cammie, one of our listeners, for passing along this picture of the Arcade Fire performing an encore at the Ukrainian Federation headquarters in Montreal on Tuesday. You can feel the energy! If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this footage of the Arcade Fire performing ‘Wake Up’ last week in London.

  • The first round of SXSW artists has been officially announced, and it is enormous!
  • Massive Attack collaborate with some serious talent on their next their new album. Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz & The Good, the Bad and the Queen), TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, and ex-Mazzy Star Hope Sandoval all make appearances.
  • 2007 should be a very big year for Klaxons.
  • The S.O.V. is set to kick off her world tour!
  • Coco Rosie are set to tour in support of their forthcoming record, The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn.
  • A Yoko Ono remix album, with Antony & The Johnsons? Yep, have a listen.
  • De Novo Dahl sign to a heavy metal label? That appears to be the case.
  • Esquire’s SXSW showcase features the Stooges, Spoon, Kings of Leon, and more.
  • Some free MP3s from Belle & Sebastian, Tom Waits, Lily Allen, Sufjan Stevens, courtesy of Zune.
  • Here’s a nice piece on the new Great Lake Swimmers album from You Ain’t No Picasso, with two MP3s.
  • Will Sheff talks about losing his voice, canceling his solo tour, and working on a new Okkervil River album.
  • Read what Lily Allen thinks about the likes of Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, and Beyoncé.
  • Read about The Bird and The Bee, a California-based collaboration between Inara George and Greg Kurstin.
  • The Bird and The Bee – F***ing Boyfriend (MP3)

  • Sound on Sound’s Show of the Week: The Broken West, Heroes and Villains, and the Maldives – tomorrow night (Feb 9) at the Sunset in Ballard. The Broken West perform live on KEXP tomorrow at 4pm.
  • Here’s a fun article about a man who gave up his job as a principle percussionist with the Chicago Symphony to form a rock band.
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    1. Posted February 16, 2007 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

      A big year for the Klaxons indeed. Their new record is doing amazingly well in the UK and they’re touring America in April. Dates can be found on their site ( They remind me of the dance punk explosion that happened a few years ago with bands like the Faint, the Rapture and the OutHud.

    2. guest
      Posted February 23, 2007 at 1:41 am | Permalink

      Klaxons new album “myths of the near future” comes out march 27 in the US and it rules. go out and buy the album or you can actually purchase it before everyone else NOW on Itunes.

    3. Posted August 24, 2007 at 11:46 am | Permalink

      Massive attack are fantastic imo

    4. Posted September 5, 2007 at 4:26 am | Permalink

      Okkervil River rocks!

    5. Samony
      Posted October 9, 2007 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      Check out the Klaxons on mtvU and make sure to vote for them for the Left Field Woodie

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