Wednesday Music News

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  • After a long period away, Cat Power is set to return on September 3rd with the release of her newest album Sun, but she’ll also return to the stage a month later for a short North American tour, which begins in Miami on October 10th and includes a stop at Showbox SoDo on November 3rd. Aside from sporadic dates throughout the last two years, the 15-date jaunt is Chan Marshall’s longest since a two-month trek in summer 2010 and will be the first chance for many to hear the new material after she cancelled her Coachella appearance earlier this year.
  • Nine months after its release, Radiohead have teamed up with director Matt Ornstein to produce a video for the post-The King Of Limbs song “The Daily Mail”. Perhaps surprisingly, the video has almost nothing to do with the song’s political subject matter, and instead features a time lapse of the events of the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festival intercut with the band’s performance of the song. Watch the ostensibly-unrelated-but-still-kinda-interesting video below.

  • Canadian twins Tegan and Sara have finished their still-untitled forthcoming album, and to celebrate its release, they’ll be heading back on the road in September. The duo will play a series of Northwestern dates (including a stop at the Neptune on September 24th) before heading down the West Coast opening for the Black Keys. The band’s seventh album, the follow-up to 2009’s Sainthood, has yet to receive a release date, art, or tracklisting.
  • Although his second album of 2012 has yet to receive any release details, Neil Young and Crazy Horse have already debuted a handful of songs from the forthcoming disc in a live setting since starting their 2012 tour earlier this month. So far, solid-quality videos of an acoustic cut entitled “Twisted Road”, a rocker named “Born in Ontario”, and a 20-minute jam dubbed “Walk Like A Giant” have made their way online. Conversely, only one song from the recently released Americana has been played live. Watch videos of all the aforementioned new tracks at Consequence of Sound.
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