Yeah Yeah Yeahs record with James Murphy, HMV in trouble, Broken Social Scene return, new Nick Cave song... Music News Daily
Tuesday, 15 January
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced they will release their fourth album on 15 April. Called Mosquito, the album was produced by Nick Launay, Dave Sitek and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy (who did one track). "We would love for this music to make our fans feeeeel something, for it to stir some shit up inside of them, whatever that may be," explained singer Karen O. "So much feeling went into this record, it was the rope ladder thrown down into the ditch for us to climb up and dust ourselves off. I hope others can climb up it too; we're excited to share the good vibes. I think this record has more moodier and tripped-out songs than you've ever heard from us. You might catch some roots reggae and minimalist psychedelia influences in there." Watch a teaser for the album below.
HMV has gone into administration, it was announced last night. Buyers for the high street music and film retailer are currently being sort though it's 239 stores will remain open for now. Around 4350 jobs have been called into question by the move, while trading in HMV's shares has been suspended.
Broken Social Scene, who went into hiatus in 2011, have announced they will make their live return this year. The Canadian collective led by Kevin Drew have so far announced they will play Toronto's Field Trip Music & Arts Festival on 8 June. It's the band's tenth anniversary this year.
Listen (and sing-a-long if you like because it's got the lyrics) to Jubilee Street from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds new record Push The Sky Away.
So Solid Crew are reuniting... so?
A$AP Rocky says he's good friends with Rihanna because of their preference for 'herbal' cigarettes. "Rihanna is a pothead and so am I, so we're real cool," he explained as releases new album Long.Live.A$AP. "Weed is going to bring us together as a generation. Drugs is what created Woodstock. Let's be clear about that."
Watch Johnny Marr's new video for solo track Upstarts, taken from forthcoming album The Messenger.
Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has been snapped in a recording studio, though apparently a single is not on the way, it's just something he does for fun.
Check out some of the strangest David Bowie related items online including a children's book based on Space Oddity and a picture of him as a cheetah (of course).
Listen to a new Outkast 'collaboration'. Well sort of. Big Boi has remixed
Frank Ocean's Pink Matter which features Andre 3000.
Foals have rejected the idea of a guitar revival insisting bands wielding the instrument never went away. "There's always going to be guitar bands; it's whether some programmer or media hobnob in West London decides to say whether it's in or not," suggests frontman Yannis Philippakis.
Watch Bloc Party's video for new single Truth.
Today's Track Of The Day is Marianne Faithful with The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at noon.
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