- It is with a heavy heart that KEXP reports Charles Bradley has cancelled his upcoming tour dates after doctors found a cancerous tumor in his stomach. The 67-year-old singer released the following statement:
In the past few months, I have had to cancel a number of shows due to illness, taking me away from my beautiful fans. My doctors recently discovered a cancerous tumor in my stomach. I’m getting the best medical care and we are all extremely optimistic. I will fight through this like I’ve fought through the many other obstacles in my life.
My upcoming tour dates will be postponed so I can concentrate on healing. Thank you all for understanding. Music is how I share my love with the world, and the love that my fans have given back brings me so much joy. I look forward to seeing your gorgeous faces soon, and to continue to share my love through music.
KEXP sends all our love to Bradley. We know you will soar through this like the eagle you are. [Spin]
- Portland psych mainstays The Dandy Warhols capture the whimsy of the Pacific Northwest in this charming clip for the track “Catcher In The Rye.” What happens with a young lady is accosted by an older dude? Director Mike Bruce tells the story below. “Catcher In The Rye” can be found on the band’s most recent release, Distortland, out now via Dine Alone. [Under the Radar]
- Just the other day, some friends and I were wondering about the post-Mondanile Real Estate, and today we’ve got our first glimpse. Watch the Jersey soft rockers perform at Atlanta’s Project Pabst with new band member Julian Lynch. In the clip below, they debut a new track — tentatively titled “Harpsichord,” but that could change before the new album comes out. [Consequence of Sound]
- This may shock you, but Phantogram has shared another song from their forthcoming album Three, out this Friday. (Can you believe it?) We kid because we love, and KEXP presents the beloved duo this Friday night at The Paramount. [Stereogum]