Friday Music News

photo by Christopher Nelson

  • Apparently, actress Charlize Theron made singer Florence Welch bawl her eyes out.  But in a good way.  Florence & the Machine recently divulged details about a new track they contributed for the upcoming movie, Snow White and the Huntsman.  Find out more here.
  • Michael Franti is currently whittling down the 35 some-odd songs into what will ultimately become his fall release, which is purported to be more aggressive and almost punk-rock like, compared to his previous efforts.  Translation?  Bring plenty of Red Bull this coming summer festival season.  Read more about his take on the new material here.

David Byrne at the Paramount Theater / photo by Christopher Nelson

  • If you take nothing else from this news story, know this:  London’s (not the punk band, nor the heavy metal band of the same name, but the city of) tempo is 122.86 beats per minute.  Talking Head frontman David Byrne talks about how his newly installed sound space in London helped him to arrive at a conclusion that is rather synesthesia-like.  Read more up on it here.  And just in case, the wiki for synesthesia is also here.

Taken during Capital Hill Block Party 2011. Photo by Brittney Bollay

  • Apparently, Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham thinks Katy Perry is, well, fucked up.  He tweeted to the affirmative Thursday morning.
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