Friday Music News

  • Indie-rock supergroup Divine Fits have announced the band’s first live shows taking place in Austin, Montreal, and Columbus, the hometowns of Spoon frontman Britt Daniels, Wolf Parade frontman Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown respectively. The group also announced they will be playing the Treasure Island Festival in San Francisco, as well as a show in Chicago August 5th (with an awesome poster, shown above). For more information, head over to Pitchfork.

  • The Killers debuted four new songs last night at their North Carolina show, their first since announcing their latest album Battleborn, due out September 18 via Island Records. The band played not only their new single from the album, “Runaways,” but also debuted previously unreleased tracks “Miss Atomic Bomb,” “Flesh and Bones,” and “Rising Tide.” To listen to fan footage of these new tracks, head over to Consequence of Sound, and check out “Runaways” below:

  • A trailer for the Playstation video game Sound Scapes was released today featuring a new track from Beck, who composed three new songs for the game’s soundtrack. The song featured in the trailer, titled “Cities,” is one of the levels in the new music-based game, which reportedly also features music from Deadmau5. Check out the trailer below, and head over to Wired for more information.

  • Possibly supporting my grandmother’s claim that music today “just aint the same,” the Nielsen Soundscan, which has monitored album sales in the United States since 1991, reports that for the first time ever, old albums are selling better than newer albums. For more information head over to the A.V. Club.
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