Friday Music News

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  • A few days after releasing their excellent debut album Amok, Atoms For Peace have revealed the first live dates behind their new LP. In addition to the DJ sets Thom York and Nigel Godrich announced for last week, the whole band has been confirmed for three European festivals in mid-July. According to the Reddit AMA the duo held this week, there are plans for the band to tour this year, so expect more dates to come.
  • It was reported that Cleotha Staples, the eldest of The Staples Singers, died Wednesday at the age of 78 from Alzheimer’s Disease. According to the Chicago Tribune, Staples had been suffereing from the disease for 12 years, and was under 24-hour home care at the time of her death. Cleotha is survived by her sisters, Mavis and Yvonne Staples, and her brother Pervis. You can read a full obituary here. Our condolences go out to the Staples family.

  • To celebrate the release of their fifteenth studio album, Push The Sky Away, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds played a livestreamed concert in Los Angeles last night, and for those that missed it, it’s replaying below for the next 24 hours. Nick and the boys run through the entirety of Push The Sky Away before launching into “Red Right Hand,” “O Children,” “The Mercy Seat,” and a number of other Bad Seeds classics (accompanied by a choir and orchestra, no less.)

  • In advance of the March 18th release of Specter at the Feast, their seventh full-length, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have released a free EP containing the album’s first two tracks over at the band’s website The San Francisco trio will hit the road in April in support of the album, including a spot at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival.
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