The upcoming album release schedule just got a lot more appealing. On Monday, art-rockers TV on the Radio announced that their hiatus is officially over and they will be releasing a new LP this spring entitled Nine Types of Light. Specific details about the Dear Science follow-up are currently scarce, but the band is planning to hit the road to support the album. On April 13, they’ll kick off the tour at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 18. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.
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James Murphy is apparently sticking to his plan to retire LCD Soundsystem as a touring band. Over the weekend, the dance-punk band announced on their website that they will be playing their “last show ever” on April 2, 2011, at New York City’s Madison Square Gardens.
According to the statement, “for just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly three hours-playing stuff we’ve never played before”.
“If it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever!!!,” the message concludes.
The seminal post-disco band Liquid Liquid is set to open the show and LCD Soundsystem requests all attendees wear white, black or black and white attire. Details for pre-sale tickets will be on lcdsoundsystem.com on Tuesday, Feb. 8, and general onsale tickets begin on Friday, Feb. 11.
Here’s hoping LCD’s official video blogger Jay Green covers the festivity (check him out in all his glory in the accompanying clip).
The Boxer Rebellion
The Cold Still
Releasing: 1 February (digital); 8 February (physical)
US fans of The Boxer Rebellion have two reasons to rejoice. First, The Boxer Rebellion will be making their US television premiere on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote their third album, The Cold Still. Which brings us to the second reason for celebration; to coincide with their late night appearance The Cold Still will be released in the US February 1st, a full week earlier than first planned.
The Cold Still is clearly a labor of love. The band’s third studio album is being released on their own record label, Absentee Recordings, with the help of iconic music producer, Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne). The Boxer Rebellion have created an indie following through loyal fans and word of mouth and with this personal masterpiece, they are set to take over the world.
01 No Harm
02 Step Out of the Car
03 Locked in the Basement
04 Cause for Alarm
05 Caught by the Light
06 Organ Song
08 Both Sides Are Even
09 The Runner
February 15, 2011 marks the recording debut of Yellowbirds, the first “solo” effort by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine). With help from some friends Cohen orchestrated a sonic dreamland of billowing melodies, lulling harmonies and illustrative existential reasoning. Yellowbirds’ dreamland, appropriately titled The Color, was inspired by Cohen’s nostalgia for his Texas roots, crossed with contemporary industrial wonders of his current home New York City. In turn The Color is a collage of cool, calm and collected psychedelic folk rock, paired with dream pop and varnished with a southern croon; listening to Yellowbirds is like riding on a rainbow wondering “what’s next?” Stray away from the ordinary and join Yellowbirds in their “quixotic world where only the purist tones can be heard.”
The band is scheduled to perform February 12, 2011 at Cake Shop in NYC. Fingers crossed that more dates get announced in the near future.
Following the release of this week’s Rolling Blackouts, the Go! Team want you to know their story and they’ve just put out a new mini documentary to tell it. Check out our review of the new album after you watch all about the history of the band and their artistic approach.