Thursday News Breakdown

  • Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes has released a 14 minutes black and white documentary of his current tour as the opening act for Joanna Newsom.The video is available for viewing on the Fleet Foxes web site.

  • Phil Selway, famous as the drummer for Radiohead, has a solo album on the way titled Familial. The sound is a bit more folksy and soft than Radiohead’s work. Selway did an interview with Pitchfork recently about the album.
  • Kanye West, Internet meem and sometimes rapper, dropped by the Facebook Headquarters and debuted some new songs a capella on top of a table. This is not made up. We have video proof.

  • Gwenyth Paltrow seems to be trying to follow suit with her musical husband Chris Martin from Coldplay as she releases a song called “Country Song” for her upcoming film with the same name. To hear the track, head over to Stereogum. You’ve been warned.
  • For their latest album, Further, The Chemical Brothers are releasing a video for each track. Here is the latest video for “Another World.”

  • As part of the A.V. Club’s continuing “Undercover” series which has bands covering songs from a list, Superchunk takes on The Cure’s In Between Days. Check out the video here.
  • Badly Drawn Boy has a new album titled It’s What I’m Thinking, Pt. 1 coming out October 4th in the UK. Until then, a demo version of the first song on the album called In Safe Hands is available for listen via Youtube. Take a gander below!

  • Jens Lekman has a new song available for free download titled “The End of the World is Bigger Than Love.” Check it out below, only an e-mail is required. For such a depressing title and lyrics, this track sure has an upbeat and energetic vibe to it.

  • Surfer Blood and The Drums have just announced a North American tour. The two indie rock groups will be stopping in Seattle October 4 at Neumos. Check out the full list of dates here.
  • John Talabot has released a remix of “Shelter” by The XX. The song can be heard streaming below.

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2 Comments

  1. Jackson
    Posted July 29, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Should mention for anyone that’s interested, Robin Pecknold is opening for Joanna Newsom at the Moore Theater August 4th.

  2. luiz paulo
    Posted July 30, 2010 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    have proven they are not like “any other new band” that arises every minute proof of this was the show at Lollapalooza was the catharsis

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