Thursday News Threads

  • Depeche Mode has revealed further information regarding their upcoming album, Sounds of the Universe. Now we have the album art, a video, expanded edition info and US tour dates. No venues attached to those dates, but everything else surrounding this release is looking pretty good. Here’s the new video for Wrong:
  • In a similar vein, according to Adam Yauch, Beastie Boys are wrapping up Tadlock’s Glasses, their followup to 2007s The Mix-Up. When speaking to the BBC, Yauch said, There are a lot of songs on the record and there are a lot of short songs and they kind of all run into each other. As the album is currently without a release date or much other info, we’ll have to settle for vagueness.
  • Faith No More are reuniting! Idolater has this news on the word of Mike Patton’s publicist. The only details we have are that Jim Martin won’t be a part of the reunion and their summer tour plans are for Europe only.
  • In an interview with Music Radar, The Cure‘s Robert Smith said he disagreed violently with Radiohead‘s distribution model for In Rainbows. Smith elaborated by saying, If I put a value on my music and no one’s prepared to pay that, then more fool me, but the idea that the value is created by the consumer is an idiot plan, it can’t work. Take that, idiot consumer!

  • According to Billboard, ?uestlove of The Roots has confirmed the Philadelphia band as the house act for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, set to debut March 2nd. I’m anticipating some insanely good and insanely weird collaborations with guest musicians. This news comes weeks after they’ve begun work on their new record.
  • The other day, Prefix reported that iTunes has launched an indie store. As the article points out, the motivations for this are unknown, but the added attention given to independent artists is much appreciated.
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  1. Posted February 26, 2009 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    I’m still shocked that Jimmy Fallon, a relatively unproven talk show host, is set to be in a late night show. Why not just resurrect the Magic Hour or The Damon Wayans show? At least they have experience, and failure too.

  2. Posted February 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    First off the Music Video For Depeche Mode was stellar and fits the new single quite well!! but the comment about Fallon was a bit off setting.. we need some new blood up in there besides Conan.. Jay Leno has lost his funny bone a long time ago and needs to be put out to pasture and shot!! with the way the economy is they should eliminate the whole lot and use retarded people like Mtv is currently doing for hosts!

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