Friday Roundup: Belle & Sebastian, Suicide Girls, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk (again), Bright Eyes, Farm, A Stupid Band, and more
Tons of good stuff today, a surprising number of NSFW links (two), but they are relevant. :) Enjoy!
Apparently I'm still not back on track but managed to go through my leads and pick out some interesting stories. So if you've been AWOL like me for the last couple of weeks then this should help you get caught up, read on!
Odds and Ends: Listen to MGMT & National, Elliott Smiths Fans Are Upset, Beck Covers INXS, and more...
Here's some of the stuff I've seen over the week that's kinda interesting but not interesting enough for me to clog up your RSS feed, twitter account or Facebook page over.
- MGMT's new album was leaked so they decided to stream the whole thing from their site. Enjoy.
- The National's new album, High Violet, will be released on May 11th. You can grab a track from the record, "Bloodbuzz Ohio" on highviolet.com.
- Larry Crane is a longtime friend of Elliot Smith and he's in the process of remastering Smith's debut album, Roman Candle. Fans are upset over an album that no one has heard, but I can see why. It's something that should be preserved, faults and all.
- Beck, St. Vincent & the Liars have covered INXS's popular "Kick" album in a day. They are releasing one song a week from their project, first up is "Guns in the Sky".
- The BBC reviews Jonsi's new album, Go. I like the intro: "His voice remains one of modern music's most readily identifiable instruments".
- Iggy Pop will no longer stage dive after the audience failed to catch him at New York's Carnegie Hall.
As previously reported, Jonsi is the frontman for Sigur Ros and is heading out for a North American tour. His album will be released in April and he has recently released the second track from the album on youtube (click Read More for the video). The track is called, "Go Do", is vastly more upbeat then the Sigur Ros tracks. His first track from the album, "Boy Lilikoi" is also available on youtube.
Jonsi from Sigur Ros will be touring North America to support his solo album, "Go", which is set to be released on March 22nd.
Sigur Ros had been working on their next studio album when they decided to scrap it and start over.There's a question to how far along the album was when they decided to ditch it. In a blog post on sigur-ros.co.uk, they say that the album is "nearing completion" which was posted on May 27, 2010. Then seven months later, Jonsi tells Spinner Music that, "We haven't got another [Sigur Ros] album ready. It was just a rumour."
Not sure why the sigur-ros.co.uk "official blog" is spreading rumors, but until they return, we can enjoy Jonsi's solo album and his upcoming tour.