- Although he’s still busy on the victory lap tour behind last year’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez will soon be producing new music for the Tom Cruise-starring, sci-fi flick Oblivion. Oblivion isn’t Gonzalez’ first foray into soundtracks (he previously contributed music to the 2010 French film Black Heaven), but it’s his first attempt at scoring a big-budget Hollywood film, the challenge of which, he said, “excites me more than it frightens me.”
- June 27th, 2012 will now go down as the day that The Flaming Lips broke the record for most concerts in 24 hours when they played eight shows in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Lousiana. To celebrate, they debuted a new song (osttensibly from their forthcoming album) entitled “You Lust” with tour-buddies Phantogram. You can watch pro shot video of the song below and read about the entire trek at Consequence of Sound.
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- Ahead of the Presidential election arriving in the fall, former Black Flag frontman/current spoken word tour-de-force Henry Rollins will embark on a tour where he’ll bring his own input on the state of the nation to all 50 state capitals (and D.C.). Appropriately entitled the “Capitalism Tour”, Rollins will state his crusade on September 6th in Honolulu, and finish on November 5th (the day before the election) in Washington D.C. He’ll stop in Olympia on September 11th and Salem on September 13th, so if you’re interested in what he’s got to say (or have ever read Get In The Van), it might be worth the trip.
- Ahead of the September 18th release of I Bet on Sky, Dinosaur Jr. have released the first taste of their tenth album entitled “Watch the Corners”. The track is a scruffy rocker that is only just now seeing a release, despite it being written a few years ago. Listen to the song and read frontman J. Mascis’ comments about it over at Rolling Stone.
- Tomahawk, the nearly-unclassifiable supergroup featuring Mike Pattion, Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), Trevor Dunn (Melvins), and John Stanier (Battles), will release their first album in six years in January. The album, entitled Oddfellows, was recorded at Dan Auerbach’s studio in Nashville and will be supported by a soon-to-be-announced fall tour.