Monday News Mash-Up

R.I.P. Devon Clifford

photo by Jim Bennett

  • Our thoughts and condolences go out to members and friends of You Say Party! We Say Die! as they lost a dear loved one on Friday night. During their show in Vancouver, drummer Devon Clifford suffered a brain hemorrhage and was rushed to the hospital, but despite emergency surgery Clifford passed the next day. YSPWSD was nearing the end of a U.S./Canadian tour, which included a performance live on KEXP during SXSW. The band’s label, Paper Bag Records, posted a statement from Clifford’s family thanking his fans and reminding everyone of his kind, altruistic nature. Rest in peace, Devon.

  • LCD Soundsystem just posted a video for their new single, “Drunk Girls “:

  • Following the spate of press that surrounded Rifts, the double disc release that covered the first three ‘official’ releases from Daniel Lopatin’s Oneohtrix Point Never, Loptain returns with -- ironically -- Returnal. The album is due June 18th via Austrian label Editions Mego.
  • Pandora has changed the internet-based radio market, allowing finicky consumers to mold channels to the moods, artists, and genres most suitable to a particular time and setting. In a recent study, your Pandora listening habits were found to have led to the online-only station to possess 1% of the entire radio market while paying a staggering 44% in royalties to Sound Exchange.
  • Brah (the forgotten child of Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian) will be releasing the first album of Oneida side-project, People of the North. Headed by members Kid Million and Bobby Matador, Deep Tissue, will see the light of day April 27th. As for news of Oneida’s conclusion to their triptych (which is already two-thirds complete with the releases of Preteen Weaponry and Rated O), we’ll just have to patiently wait.
  • Those fancy camera phones strike again! A patron at a recent Atoms for Peace show caught the Thom Yorke-helmed supergroup covering Joy Division‘s “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

  • Not to be outdone, a patron at the Big Ears Festival caught some grainy bootleg footage of Destory Those Irritating Memories, an experimental short film from the mind of Sufjan Steven. The premiere featured a live score provided by members of The National.

  • In a recent post on his website’s blog, Nathan Williams, a.k.a. Wavves, announced that he has finished recording the follow-up to Wavvves and is in the preliminary mixing stages. Fans waiting to see Williams chemically blow-up at his new band will have to wait a bit longer.
  • While planning your week, be sure to set your DVR to record this week’s noteworthy appearances on late night talk shows. This week’s highlights include Phoenix, Devo, Broken Social Scene, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and Cypress Hill, promoting their release on, you guessed it, 4/20!

    Monday, April 19

    Jay Leno: Phoenix
    Jimmy Kimmel: Cypress Hill featuring Tom Morello
    Carson Daly: Weezer (R)

    Tuesday, April 20

    Jay Leno: Smashing Pumpkins
    Jimmy Kimmel: Devo

    Wednesday, April 21

    Jimmy Fallon: Silversun Pickups (R)
    Carson Daly: Lisa Hannigan (R)
    Tavis Smiley: Shelby Lynne

    Thursday, April 22

    David Letterman: Broken Social Scene

    Friday, April 23

    David Letterman: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
    Carson Daly: Lily Allen (R)

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