Friday Music News

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  • Between their spring South American tour and their upcoming dates with My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses have set themselves up for a busy year. It gets even busier with the September release of their fourth LP, produced by Glyn Johns (The Beatles, Ryan Adams). Watch a trailer for the album, featuring a snippet of the song “Dumpster World”, below and preview another new song, “Everything”, at Consequence of Sound.

  • Between a solo album last year and his upcoming collboration with Yoko Ono and ex-wife Kim Gordon, the possible break-up of Sonic Youth has allowed Thurston Moore to find new projects to fill his schedule, and as of today, he’s got one more. Moore has formed a new band, Chelsea Light Moving, with guitarist Keith Wood, bassist Samara Lubelski, and drummer John Moloney. Inspired to form the group by the work of by William S. Burroughs, the group’s first song, the appropriately titled “Burroughs”, is available as a free download. Alongisde a trio of dates, the band announced that their debut album is due through Matador in the near future.

Chelsea Light Moving - Burroughs (MP3)

  • Canadian romantics Stars have announced the release of their sixth studio album, The North on September 4th. A supporting tour has yet to be announced, but the band is playing at the Austin City Limits festival in October, so an announcement shouldn’t be too far off. Until then, you can grab a free download of the opening track “The Theory of Relativity” at their website in exchange for an email address.
  • On Monday, Matt and Kim will return with “Let’s Go”, the first single from their fourth album Lightning, due this fall. Because video teasers for music are in style at the moment, you can watch a teaser for “Let’s Go” below.

  • Yeasayer‘s third LP, Fragrant World, doesn’t come out until August 21st on Secretly Canadian, but on their ongoing tour, the band is being more than generous with sharing new material. For those of us who can’t make any of their current dates, the trio has released a new track. Like its predecessor “Henrietta”, “Longevity” is the soundtrack to a series of trippy visuals, which you can watch below.

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