Monday News Mash-Up

Jay Bennett

  • The Jay Bennett Foundation launches on today along with the digital release of Kicking at the Perfumed Air, the album he completed at the time of his death. The download is free, but donations are accepted with proceeds benefiting the Jay Bennett Foundation and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, both of which support music and education. The CD will be available on July 10.

Jay Bennett - Twice A Year (MP3)

  • Riding high on the momentum of their reportedly last album, Broken Social Scene are now preparing to hit the big screen. The band’s reunion show in Toronto provides the backdrop for the upcoming Canadian film This Movie is Broken, which details a couple’s efforts to get into the concert. You can view the trailer below:

  • For those who have been waiting for news of The Beatles‘ iTunes emergence, Paul McCartney has given you a scapegoat: EMI. The down on its luck label is to blame for the delays in The Beatles’ digital debut according to a Macca interview with BBC
  • Also due June 22nd is the debut solo album from former Black Dice member, Sebastian Blanck. Titled Alibi Coast, the album features contributions from members of Chairlift and Lavender Diamond.
  • Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses joined tourmates Pearl Jam onstage at Madison Square Garden on Friday for a rendition of Temple of the Dog‘s “Hunger Strike”:

    • Do you get your indie fixes exclusively from vampire-based entertainment? The people behind HBO phenomenon, True Blood, hope so as they prepare to release the second volume of music featuring new music from Beck and M. Ward intermingling with legends such as Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams. You can shamelessly stream the album before discreetly purchasing it via Entertainment Weekly.
    • Now that you no longer have Lost clogging up your DVR, you’ve got plenty of room for all of the excellent guests on the late night talk shows this week. Highlights include Bettye Lavette on Leno, Frightened Rabbit on Fallon, Band of Horses on Ferguson, John Prine with Yim Yames on Letterman. Don’t miss any of these:

      Monday, May 24

      Jay Leno: Bettye Lavette
      Carson Daly: Holly Golightly (R)
      Colbert Report: The Hold Steady (R)

      Tuesday, May 25

      David Letterman: The Black Keys
      Jimmy Fallon: Frightened Rabbit

      Wednesday, May 26

      David Letterman: John Prine with Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket
      Jimmy Fallon: The Black Keys
      Carson Daly: City and Colour

      Thursday, May 27

      Jay Leno: Allison Moorer
      Craig Ferguson: Band of Horses
      Jimmy Fallon: Reflection Eternal

      Friday, May 28

      Craig Ferguson: The National
      Jimmy Fallon: Stars
      Carson Daly: Janelle Monae

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