Thursday News Roundup

  • As you can tell by the recent emergence of the sun over our fair city, we’re on our way to the summertime. With the summer comes festival season and while you might have already highlighted your Sasquatch! schedules, there’s still plenty of live music to come. To the excitement of music fans around the country, Austin City Limits has recently announced their 2011 lineup, which features the likes of Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, and My Morning Jacket as well as Seattle favorites leet Foxes, The Head and the Heart, The Cave Singers, and The Moondoggies. Book your tickets to Austin now! ... And with a little more relevance for residents of the Pacific Northwest, the Capitol Hill Block Partyhas also just released it’s 2011 roster. Some notable names coming to Pike Street from July 22-24 are TV On The Radio, Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, Ra Ra Riot, Les Savy Fav, and more amazing local bands than I can list. Get your shorts and shades ready, Seattle. Summer is coming!

  • Modular have announced that they’ll be re-issuing Tame Impala‘s Innerspeaker. The new version of the Aussie psych-rockers’ amazing 2010 full-length debut will include new packing, as well as an “Extraspeaker” disk with tracks from previous Tame Impala EPs. Expect this to be available in the States sometime in August. It will be released down under on May 21. For more info including a tracklisting, click here.
  • Here’s a great video of tUnE-yArDs‘ front woman explaining the reasoning behind the title and concept for her debut album w h o k i l l followed by a performance of the song “You Yes You.”

  • Black Lips will be releasing their new album Arabia Mountain on June 7 and it’s already looking to be a dandy. The first single, “Modern Art,” was recently KEXP’s Song of the Day, and now they’ve released a new track called “New Direction” that sounds just as good. Listen and see tour dates via Pitchfork by clicking here. They’ll be at Neumos on June 16.
  • Last year Sleigh Bells released on of the year’s best albums in Treats and now they’re already talking about making a follow-up. They recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss their plans. Watch the video here.
  • Speaking of Rolling Stone, they’ve compiled a list of the 100 best albums of the 90s. Disagree as you may, but it’s worth checking out. Nevermind comes in at #1.

Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread

  • San Fran lo-fi garage rockers Ty Segall are yet again releasing a new album. Goodbye Bread will be released June 21 and feature the track “You Make The Sun Fry,” which you can listen to via Pitchfork right here.
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