Wednesday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

  • James Blake is prepping to follow up his 2011 debut, and he’s announced a tour that will showcase some of the new material. The tour will begin on December 11th in Brooklyn, but further dates, although promised, have yet to be revealed. Blake played FYF Fest this weekend with a full band, which may or may not accompany him on this tour.
  • David Byrne and St. Vincent’s collborative album Love This Giant may not be officially out for another week (you can stream it here), but the pair are wasting no time diving headfirst into the album’s life cycle. While taking a break from rehearsals yesterday, Annie Clark tweeted a link to the video for their track “You”, which features the pair dancing in a black and white setting. There might not be any kidnappings, but it’s still a fun clip, and we can only hope that they break out some of these moves when they headline City Arts Fest on October 17th. Watch it below:

  • Bob Mould has been kicking around in one form or another for over 30 years, but somehow, he’d managed to not play on any David Letterman-hosted talk shows until last night. Ripping through Silver Age opener (and recent Song Of The Day pick) “The Descent”, Bob, bassist Jason Narducy, and drummer Jon Wurster blew the roof off the Ed Sullivan Theater and Letterman himself probably struggled to keep what’s left of his hair on. Watch the clip below:

  • Despite disbanding his former main project because of how much of his time it took up, James Murphy has been pretty busy since last April. His latest venture is directing an untitled short film in collaboration with Canon and Ron Howard. Users can upload photos over at the film’s website, and James will use them to make the short film. If that doesn’t make sense, watch Murphy explain it below.

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