Thursday Music News

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  • Real Estate have announced a Spring tour and will be playing at Neptune Theater on April 20th. While they haven’t officially announced an opener for their Seattle show yet, most American dates are being backed by Melbourne band Twerps. If you haven’t checked out Real Estate’s excellent 2011 release Days yet, do so now.
  • On Tuesday, Young Turks, the label responsible for The xx, Chairlift, and SBTRKT guest hosted on Australia’s 94.5 FBi midday show. Numerous Turks showed up, including Jamie and Romy of The xx both doing individual DJ mixes, as well as both members of Chairlift for a live in-studio performance. Thankfully, this midday show is now up on the web for stream and download. The Chairlift performance appears around 38:30, and a new Jamie xx track appears around the 49 minute mark. Listen to and download the whole show here:

  • OK Go will be featured in a new Chevy Sonic ad during the Superbowl this Sunday. In the video, they will help the Sonic perform in its first ever music video, playing 288 guitars, 55 pianos, and some other wacky instruments. While an OK Go track is not featured in the ad, it’s still pretty hilarous. The Chevy Sonic will also be performing some other unbelievable endeavors, like sky-diving, bungie jumping, and performing a kick flip. Watch the preview below:

  • Lou Reed is embarking on another odd quest this summer. If you didn’t think that his LULU project with Metallica was odd enough, Reed is going on a solo tour called “From VU to LULU”, performing Velvet Underground songs alongside his tunes from the LULU project. Unfortunately, Reed will not be bringing “From VU to LULU” to North America.
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