Monday Music News

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  • Battlestar Galactica fan and Wild Flag co-frontwoman Carrie Brownstein has recently penned a deal to publish a memoir chronicling her life in music.  But don’t worry Portlandia fans, she’s penning one for that show as well.  Read up on memoir details here.
  • Weird “Al” Yankovic is now suing Sony Music Entertainment over royalties.  A little too ironic.  I really do think.  Read more here.
  • Jack White took to the airwaves to release his new song, Freedom at 21.  No, not those airwaves:

  • There are many types of hiatuses (hiati?):  definite hiatuses, indefinite hiatuses, and in the case of British band Friendly Fires, creative hiatuses as well.  They recently divulged that they will not return for their third album until they’ve created something  that is “distinct and valid.”  More details can be found here.
  • Britain’s Otis Redding and winner of BBC’s Sound of 2012 Michael Kiwanuka is planning a U.S. trek in June to promote his album, Home Again.  Check out a list of tour dates here and the video for Home Again:

  • When NME asked about their new self-titled LP, MGMT has said that “they began to realise that people thought of us as this electro-pop dance act.  And that’s really not who we are.”  And to prove it, here’s a new track off of said LP, Alien Days, that they debuted during their current South American tour:

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