Conor Oberst has finally decided to resurrect his main band Bright Eyes after taking a more than two year break from the project to concentrate on his other groups Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band and Monsters of Folk. Bright Eyes announced yesterday that they will be playing several shows across North America’s East Coast in March and a gig at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall in June. The tour will be in support of the band’s new album The People’s Key, which is set to be released by Saddle Creek on February 15 in the U.S. and February 14 in the UK. Superchunk and Wild Flag have been named as the openers for the New York City shows. The dates are listed below…
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While promoting their new album on tour, the Get Up Kids have released a new track off said album. “Pararelevent” off of There Are Rules is now available as a free MP3. The full album will be available on January 25th.
The Get Up Kids have also announced the dates for the second leg of their tour. The new dates start on January 23rd in Orlando, Florida and end on March 13th in Lawrence, Kansas. Supporting the kids on tour will be Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz.
This spring, Paul Simon will drop So Beautiful or So What, his first album of new material in five years. In support of this upcoming record, he has released a pair of videos for the holiday track, “Getting Ready for Christmas Day”.
The first video features the song’s lyrics aligning themselves sing-a-long style onto a church billboard while the second is an animated extravanganza. You can also download the song for free (and by “free”, I mean for your email address). However you decide to take this dose of Christmas cheer, it’s sure to be a nice reprieve from the ad nauseum rotation of “Santa Baby” and “Wonderful Christmastime” currently plaguing the world.
Most daytime soaps are headed towards cancellation due to low ratings, but ABC’s All My Children marks its 40th year by converting to a high definition format and moving their production to Los Angeles.
Drew Barrymore fans may recognize the Boxer Rebellion from this summer’s rom-com Going the Distance, but soon everyone will be familiar with the Rebellion as the boys gear up to release their third album, The Cold Still. The foursome, based in the UK, has made a name for themselves through their moving music and the power behind their live shows. To make The Cold Still the band collaborated with legendary music producer Ethan Jones, who has worked with Kings of Leon, Rufus Wainwright, and Paulo Nutini, just to name a few. Released on the band’s own label, Absentee Recordings, the newest album contains ten new tracks including the first single “Step Out of the Car”. While the Boxer Rebellion have kept this much anticipated album mysterious, the snippets they have let slip promise the band’s best work yet.
The Cold Still will be available both digitally and on CD on February 7th, 2011 in the UK and Europe and February 8th in North America.
Join the rebellion at theboxerrebellion.com and get a free download of an alternate version of the bands first hit “Semi Automatic”.