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Wednesday, 23 January
Vampire Weekend have announced they have finished work on their third album. The as yet untitled record will be released on 6 May according to a simple message on the band's site. "It really does feel like the third chapter in a book," frontman Ezra Koenig told Q. "We created some characters on the first record, some of which are real people, some of which are ourselves, so it's not hard to keep following them and see what their concerns are now and how their lives have changed."
Awkward... Thom Yorke says Nigel Godrich (his Atoms For Peace bandmate now) isn't his favourite producer. "I would still say old Richard D James," declared singer of his love for Aphex Twin. "He burns a heavt shadow. Aphex opened up another world that didn't involve my electric fucking guitar and I was just so jealous of that crew. They were on their own plaent. I hated all the music that was around Radiohead at the time, it was completely fucking meaningless."
Listen to a track from Devendra Banhart's new album Mala - out 11 March - Never Seen Such Good Things.
HMV has been handed a lifeline as "restructuring" company Hilco took over the retailer's £176m debts from its banks. They have not brought HMV outright but by controlling the debts they are effectively in charge. As a result of the move vouchers are now being accepted again by the chain.
Beyonce lip-synched The Star Spangled Banner during Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday it has been confirmed. All the music for the ceremony was pre-recorded to allow for conditions.
Elvis Costello and The Roots plan to release a joint album later this year. The collaboration turned into a full length effort after both acts appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2009.
Prince has posted a new song online called Screwdriver. You can listen to it via his website.
Watch a video for Tiesto's remix of Passion Pit's Carried Away.
Flying Lotus has recorded a new song, Such A Square, which features a brand new Moog called the Sub Phatty.
Live Nation has secured the rights to stage gigs at the London Olympic Stadium this July. The venue will host Wireless and Hard Rock Calling festivals which were forced to move from Hyde Park due to the cost of hiring the central London location. A series of stand alone shows are also planned for the Stratford stadium.
A Noel Gallagher demo for a song called O, Lord has appeared online. The track is believed to date from 2010.
Acts including Toy, Temples and Bo Ningen are set to play a new Festival staged by the band Wet Nuns. Detestival will take place at the Queen's Social Club in Sheffield over Easter (30- 31 March).
Here's Richard Hawley's video for new single Don't Stare At The Sun.
The Human League will headline the Wychwood Festival (31 May- 2 June) which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse. More names will be announced soon.
Despite looking like she's having the time of her life live, Laura Mvula says she suffers from really bad stage fright. "I want to die. Basically. I can't put it any more dramatically than that. Just for me - it's a horrible feeling," she admitted. "If you've had experiences when you were younger that have traumatised you when it comes to performing. I was one of those kids who had one of those moments. It all started well and ended in tears in a very public way."
Read an interview with Ebsen & The Witch who released their new album, Was The Sins Not Only The Face, this week.
Shakira gave birth to a son, Milan, on Tuesday. The name is sure to go down well with fans of boyfriend footballer Gerard Pique team's Barcelona...
Pete Doherty is working on a new Babyshambles album with producer Stephen Street, who produced the band's second album.
Today's Track Of The Day is Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club with Let The Day Begin
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
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