- Following up Thursday’s mention of a new album from The Walkmen, the band has settled on a title for their sixth album: Lisbon. Watch for Fat Possum to release the album September 14th.
- Speaking of September 14th releases: Les Savy Fav return with their first record since 2007. Root for Ruin will be released via the band’s longtime home, Frenchkiss.
- And there’s a good chance Radiohead will be releasing a new album by the end of the year. Ed O’Brien told BBC 6 Music Adam Buxton that “hopefully it will be a matter of weeks” until the recording is finished. He added that “It’s very different from what we did last time.”
- The Decibel Festival has begun unveiling showcases for its September 23-26th run. Planet Mu has The Baltic Room all to themselves on Friday the 24th with performances from Starkey, Ikonika, and Faltydl. Saturday the 25th is buoyed with a tribute to 25 years of Detroit Techno featuring Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, and Monty Luke, which looks to swallow Neumo’s whole.
- Deer Tick made their major TV debut last week on The Late Show with David Letterman. Here they are performing “Baltimore Blues No. 1″:
- It’s likely you’re unfamiliar with the noisescapes of Kevin Drumm but Pica Disk is giving you the opportunity to discover Drumm with the recently issued 5 CD box set, Necro Acoustic. The set features two new albums as well as a wealth of previous work from the bona fide visionary.
- If you want to catch a sneak peak of How I Got Over, the new album from Jimmy Fallon’s house band The Roots (Sure, they’ve done much more than foster Fallon’s reputation but no one seems to cop to it at the moment), you can head over to the band’s MySpace page and stream the album. Of course, the album hits shelves tomorrow and is already available via iTunes.
- To be filed under the internet code known as WTF! Frank Black just finished producing the new album for... wait for it... Pete Yorn. The self-titled follow-up to Yorn’s duet album with Scarlett Johansson is due September 28th.
- While you’re setting your DVRs for this week’s appearances on the late night talk shows, be sure to Bettye LaVette and Trombone Shorty on Letterman, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on Leno. Sharon & the Dap-Kings, by the way, are also performing live tonight in Seattle at the Showbox at the Market!
Monday, June 21
Carson Daly: Citizen Cope (R)
Tavis Smiley: Herbie Hancock
Tuesday, June 22
David Letterman: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Carson Daly: RJD2 (R)
Wednesday, June 23
David Letterman: Bettye LaVette
Carson Daly: Sia, Holly Golightly (R)
Lopez Tonight: Kid ‘n Play
Thursday, June 24
Jay Leno: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Jimmy Fallon: MGMT
Friday, June 25
David Letterman: Jay-Z & Eminem