Monday News Roundup

  • Sigur Rós don’t do anything small, and their upcoming concert film/live album Inni looks to be no different. While the full thing doesn’t hit until November 15th, the band has put up the first ten minutes of the recording for viewing on their Facebook page. All it costs is the price of a “like,” whatever that may mean to you. Inni is the only official catalog from the band’s 2008 performance at London’s Alexandra Palace, their infamous final show pre-hiatus.
  • Radiohead has just added 2012 tour dates to their website. Seattle isn’t included in this round, but here’s hoping for an extended tour! Note to fans planning to attend these shows: Get there early as Oklahoma band Other Lives will be opening. You don’t want to miss it!
  • Stereogum has a preview of the new “Muppet Show Theme,” featuring vocals from Joanna Newsom plus the Bret McKenzie-penned “Life’s A Happy Song,” with vocals from Feist among others. Check it here.

  • The recently reunited Manchester band The Stone Roses have announced an additional three dates for their upcoming tour, after their first three reunion shows in Manchester sold 220,000 tickets in 68 minutes. The new headlining spots will be set for three festivals in summer 2012: Spain’s Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, Scotland’s T in the Park, and Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival. Specific dates for the band’s sets are as yet unannounced, but KEXP will keep you in the loop as things progress.
  • Indie rock nerds everywhere have cause to celebrate, as Neutral Milk Hotel‘s reclusive frontman Jeff Mangum has announced a 2012 U.S. and European tour. Currently, the dates take Mangum around the East Coast and Midwest, before he hops overseas to play in London and Dublin. Unfortunately, there’s no news as to a West Coast visit just yet. Catch the full list of dates over at Pitchfork.
  • Die Antwoord fans are eagerly anticipating the release of the group’s second album, which will no longer be released on Interscope Records. BoingBoing reports that the band left Interscope after the label attempted to “get involved with our music, to try and make us sound like everyone else out there at the moment.” Instead, the album (entitled TEN$ION) will be instead released on the band’s own ZEF RECORDZ label digitally and on flash drives, because “CDs are like motherfucking VHS.” In the meantime, the band has released a new track and video, “Fuk Julle Naaiers” (roughly translated as “Fuck You All”). Download the track here and watch the video below.

  • Bay area group Girls have announced a follow-up single to their latest album, 2011’s Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The single, entitled “Lawrence,” was made as a gift for Lawrence Hayward, frontman of bands Felt, Denim, and Go Kart Mozart. It will be released December 6 in the US digitally and on heart-shaped vinyl — but lord knows how you’d actually play that. Anyway, to hear the story behind the song, fans can head over to the True Panther blog to read a letter from Girls’ frontman Christopher Owens.
  • Last week, KEXP reported that someone from the Odd Future crew had been accused of assaulting photographer Amy Harris via a slap to the face, perpetrated by Vyron Turner (aka Left Brain). Harris initially stated no desire to press charges, but reportedly began to reconsider upon reading Odd Future’s retaliatory statement, which lacked an apology and insisted Turner had done no wrong. Today, Harris posted on her website saying she’s pressed charges, after receiving a threatening email and no apology. Read her full statement below:

    It is my understanding that a police report I filed in New Orleans on Friday has now become public knowledge and is being reported on various websites. At this time, I do not wish to discuss the filing of the police report other than to say that, upon further reflection of events of the past week, it is something I needed to do. The week’s events have been extremely upsetting and culminated with an email from an unidentified person threatening to kill me and rape me and my family. While it is certainly possible that the email came from an overzealous fan of Odd Future, and not from the group itself, it has become clear to me that this is a matter for the police.

    I hope the media will respect my privacy. In that regard, I ask that any questions be directed my attorney, Amy Borlund at Doll Amir & Eley in Los Angeles.

    Thank you,
    Amy Harris

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One Comment

  1. Gray
    Posted November 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    The Stone Roses has sold more than 2 million tickets in couple of hours that’s just amazing, i am a die hard fan of “”Stone Roses”” love them..

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