Monday Music News

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  • Partly-local band Widowspeak has announced the follow up 2015’s All Yours. Their new album is titled Expect The Best and will be released later this summer. Frontwoman Molly Hamilton wrote the songs while she was living in her hometown of Tacoma, Washington. The band, formed in Brooklyn, have undergone a number of lineup changes – going from a duo to a quartet then back to a duo – but the thing that remains solid is front leader Hamilton. No tour dates have been announced. Expect The Best will be released August 25 via Captured Tracks. [ Stereogum ]

  • Montréal’s The Dears are gearing up for the release of Times Infinity Volume Two on July 14, their follow-up and companion piece to 2015’s Times Infinity Volume One. Previously they have shared the tracks “Of Fisticuffs,” “1998,” and “All the Hail Marys.” They have now shared another song from the album, “I’m Sorry That I Wished You Dead,” which features lead vocals from Dears co-founder Natalia Yanchak rather than usual frontman (and her husband) Murray Lightburn. Times Infinity Volume Two was recorded by Lightburn and Yanchak in the same two-year period they recorded Volume One, and is considered the “darker component of the Times Infinity series.” [ Under the Radar ]

  • There’s disappointing news today for fans of The Stone Roses who were hoping that their recent reunion would be a lasting one. At a concert in Glasgow on Saturday frontman Ian Brown told the crowd, “Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy that it happened,” giving speculation that the band has once again called it quits. They previously dissolved in 1996, reuniting 15 years later for a series of live shows and then again in 2016, when they released two singles, “All for One” and “Beautiful Thing,” No word yet on whether there will be any final music released or dates announced. [ Spin ]
  • David Lynch’s latest installment of Twin Peaks has been polarizing for a lot of fans, but one thing we now know we can count on in the show (and possibly the only thing) is that we’ll be treated to a performance at the Bang Bang bar and last night’s episode featured Nine Inch Nails. This isn’t a surprising collaboration considering Trent Reznor and David Lynch have done quite a bit of collaborating in the past – Reznor scored Lynch’s film Lost Highway and Lynch directed Nine Inch Nails’ video for “Came Back Haunted.” The song they played at Bang Bang was “She’s Gone Away,” off of 2016’s Not the Actual Events EP. [ Pitchfork ]

  • Toronto’s Broken Social Scene share another new track today titled “Stay Happy.” It follows a number of songs they’ve released from their forthcoming album Hug Of Thunder, including “Skyline,” “Halfway Home,” and “Hug of Thunder.” Their follow-up to 2010’s critically-adored Forgiveness Rock Record will be released on July 7 via City Slang. KEXP presents Broken Social Scene on Monday, October 23rd at the Neptune Theatre; be sure to follow KEXP on Twitter and Facebook for a pre-sale code launching Wednesday morning. [ Consequence of Sound ]

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