Monday Morning News Mash-Up

  • That one group from England that everyone seems to adore, Radiohead, are hinting at a new album. Colin Greenwood told the world via a recent online post on Britain’s pro- freedom of expression website Index on Censorship that a new “group of songs” is in the can and that the band is deciding how to digitally release them. Meanwhile, major label artifacts continue to grumble and drool as the world passes them by.
  • Are you stoked for Le Noise, the September 28th release from Neil Young? If you aren’t—and I’m telling you you should be (really, don’t make me tell you again)—then the recently debuted video for the autobiographical opus, “Hitchhiker,” should get your blood boiling:

  • Speaking of Neil, recent tour opener Bert Jansch was forced to cancel the remainder of his opening tour dates for Young on top of a set of solo shows and a spot at this year’s Farm Aid after attending to complications stemming from his ongoing battle with lung cancer.
  • Two EPs are now available for free download: John Vanderslice had released the Green Grow The Rushes EP on his website, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are previewing their soundtrack for The Social Network with a 5-track sampler available here.
  • Yann Tiersen, Amelie soundtrack composer, is hittin’ stateside markets with his upcoming album, Dust Lane. Set for release on October 12th via Anti-, the album features Tiersen’s talents through guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, analog synth, and a lengthy laundry list of various instruments.
  • It was reported earlier this week that Borat AKA Bruno AKA Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to an unnamed biopic to play late Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury.
  • You’ll be giving your DVR a workout this week as the late night talk shows are filled with excellent musical guests. Tonight, for instance, you have four to choose from, including our own recent musical guests The Walkmen. If you’re thinking of Tom Jones as the septuagenarian-swooning crooner, you’ll be surprised by his current old-timey gospel sound. If that sounds good to you, don’t miss Bettye LaVette on Ferguson or Trombone Shorty on Kimmel. And Brian Wilson on Leno will be a rare treat. Plus, Pavement on Colbert? You can’t miss it. Here are the week’s highlights:

    Monday, September 20

    David Letterman: Chromeo
    Jimmy Kimmel: Phoenix
    Jimmy Fallon: Superchunk
    Carson Daly: The Walkmen
    Colbert Report: Pavement

    Tuesday, September 21

    Jimmy Kimmel: Band of Horses
    Jimmy Fallon: Merle Haggard
    Lopez Tonight: Michael Franti & Spearhead

    Wednesday, September 22

    David Letterman: Tom Jones

    Thursday, September 23

    Jay Leno: Brian Wilson
    Jimmy Kimmel: Trombone Shorty
    Craig Ferguson: Bettye LaVette
    Jimmy Fallon: Pavement
    Carson Daly: Janelle Monae

    Friday, September 24

    Craig Ferguson: Willie Nelson

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