Monday Music News

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  • The Shins have released on video another new song, “Bait And Switch,” from their upcoming Port of Morrow, out on James Mercer’s own Aural Apothecary label. Check out live studio session footage complimenting this official album cut:

  • If you were wondering about that June-sized hole in Radiohead‘s current tour schedule, the band, who are currently rolling through the Southwest and playing Dallas tonight, have added ten more dates, including a stop at Bonnaroo and a couple of Canadian cities. Here are the newly announced shows:

    06/01 – Newark,NJ @ Prudential Center
    06/03 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
    06/05 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
    06/06 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
    06/08 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    06/10 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
    06/11 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    06/13 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
    06/15 – Montreal, Quebec @ Centre Ball
    06/16 – Toronto, Ontario @ Downsview Park

  • Seven years ago, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O began work on an album whose concept grew so ambitiously that she began to develop it into a “psycho opera” called Stop The Virgens, which debuted last October at St. Ann’s Warehouse in NYC. The Creators Project now presents a documentary in two parts of the project. Watch Part One below and Part Two here.

  • Record Store Day is a month and a half away (on April 21), but labels are already starting to announce their exclusive releases. Durham, NC veterans Merge Records are offering 7″ singles by Richard Buckner and M. Ward, a 12″ by Arcade Fire and a double LP of Destroyer’s Rubies. Chicago’s Thrill Jockey are making available some new releases and long-gone vinyl reissues by Hush Arbors, Arbouretum, The Black Twig Pickers, Freakwater and Tortoise. Look for more news on Record Store Day exclusives including remixes of Neon Indian, M83, and a special yet to be announced KEXP exclusive, coming up on the KEXP blog.


M. Ward - Primitive Girl (Single Version) by MergeRecords

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