Monday News: iTunes leaks anticipated album (again), The Feelies reunite, Dr. Q

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  • Following up with the news that about The Raconteurs‘ new record and their attempt to precluded an advanced album leak, it appears iTunes had some sort of programming error that caused the Consolers of the Lonely to be released a little early. For a brief while on Friday, it was available through the popular service for download and has since made its way into the file sharing world. While I am sure this causes mixed feelings for Jack White and Brenden Benson, it still won’t be long (one more day) until it’s really out. Too bad... they really thought they had pulled a fast one on us.
  • A reunion is all set, according to Brooklynvegan, for The Feelies. Singer/guitarist Bill Million has been reclusive for 15 years or so -- working at Disneyworld, I hear. They will be opening for Sonic Youth in Central Park this summer, on top of a few 4th of July week shows around New Jersey.
  • This is odd news but it’s local, so I’ll throw it in: The Seattle Times reports that the University of Washington has picked famed producer Quincy Jones to speak at its commencement this summer (June 14th). During the ceremony, they will also give him an honorary doctorate. Jones attended Garfield High School and began his career in music right here in Seattle. What he will be a doctor of I don’t know, but he produced Thriller, so he earned it.

  • This week is mostly reruns on the talk shows but these should be cool:

    • Monday - Counting Crows on Letterman
    • Tuesday - The Raveonettes on Letterman
      Steve Earle on Leno
    • Wednesday - Jose Gonzalez on Leno
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