Monday News Mash-Up

  • Radiohead quietly released ten live performance videos exclusively through iTunes last week. The collection was filmed in Nigel Godrich’s The Hospital studio with the team involved with From the Basement and features cuts from In Rainbows and its bonus disc.

    By the way, you can still vote for the best animated videos created by Radiohead fans. Go to the band’s page on Aniboom and choose your favorite of the 13 semi-finalists, like this one:


    Pitchfork Music Festival 08

  • Indie tastemaker, Pitchfork, has announced the set times for the 2008 edition of its Pitchfork Music Festival. Following the trend of larger festivals, Pitchfork has gone high-tech teaming with Boost Mobile to deliver the full festival schedule and set time alerts to your phone. For more info on the July 18-20 fest, head over to Pitchfork Music Fest Central.

    KEXP will be broadcasting from the Pitchfork Music Festival this year. Just before that, we’ll be at Engine Studios in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. If you’re going to be in the area and would like to attend one of our exclusive live performances, sign up on our Events page.

  • September 30th is the magical date for the Rhino release of The Jesus and Mary Chain box set. According to Billboard, The Power of Negative Thinking will house four discs of B-sides, rarities, and compilation tracks. The group is continuing work on their first studio album in a decade.
  • Supergrass are readying Glange Fever, a DVD documenting Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey’s club gigs under the moniker Diamond Hoo Ha Men in December 2007. Check out the trailer here.
  • Demoted bullgod Kid Rock has released a PSA encouraging us all to steal from the rich. [edit: he’s since apologized.] Anything to move a few more units.
  • The Baseball Project, the latest incarnation of Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck, do more than just put their love of baseball into music — they form a fantasy baseball league with other musicians (including Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon) and blog about it. You can also go back and read our interview with Steve Wynn about the project and sample a rough mix of “Pasttime”.
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