Wednesday Music News

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  • After announcing their first album in five years last month, San Diego’s Pinback have released more details about the forthcoming Information Retrieved. The ten-track effort features the A-sides of the Information Retrieved Pt. A and Part. B 7″s (“Sherman” and “True North”, respectively) and the band is streaming the opening track, “Proceed To Memory” over at Rolling Stone now. Check out the full tracklisting and art over at Consequence of Sound. Information Retrieved is out on October 16th through the band’s Temporary Residence label.
  • Effectively one-upping all of Coachella’s 2012 efforts in one fell swoop, sorta-kinda newscaster Stephen Colbert held a music festival on a boat last Friday, appropriately titled StePhest Colbchella ’012 RocktAugustfest. Among his guests were Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear - or, “the only bears I would have on my show,” as Colbert put it - who played a trio of songs (including the live debuts of two tracks from their forthcoming album Shields) and sat down with Stephen for an interview in a comically small boat. Watch video of all of the aforementioned shenanigans over at Colbert’s website.

  • Mellifluous Minneapolis quartet (and Justin Vernon BFFs) Poliça have released a video for the track “Dark Star” from their (recently reissued by Mom + Pop) debut album, Give You The Ghost. The video may not feature interpretive dancers decked out in fur pants like their last video, but the lighting-heavy clip more than makes due with singer Channy Leaneagh’s smooth dance moves and penchant for Christmas lights. Watch the Isaac Gale-directed clip below:

  • Patrick Wolf is celebrating his tenth year as a musician with a pair of projects that are new to the lycanthrope-named singer. In addition to an acoustic tour that starts this month (which includes a stop at the Triple Door on September 28th), the singer will release a double-album entitled Sundark & Riverlight that features re-recordings of songs from his catalog recorded directly to analog tape. The album is due September 25th through Bloody Chamber Music/Essential Music.
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