Yeah Yeah Yeahs bringing 'sexy gnarl" back, Daft Punk blip ad, Harlem Shake leads to sacking... Music News Daily
Monday, 4 March
Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O says the band are aiming to bring "the sexuality and the gnarl" back to music with new album Mosquito (15 April). "I miss the bands that were around when we first started out," says the singer. "When we came up, there was the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the Make-Up. Where has all the charisma and the sexuality and the gnarl gone? This album is about bringing that back into the fray."
Sonic Youth have suggested they may release a host of live albums. The band are currently digitising their tape archive with Lee Rannaldo explaining: "We had always thought it would be a cool idea to release live versions of the songs from various periods, especially as our songs mutated so much and really found their final form by being played live once we were done recording the records - which to me function more like snapshots of what the songs later became in live performance."
An advert to Daft Punk aired on American TV at the weekend. The 15 second clip appeared during Saturday Night Live. Watch now.
Leonard Cohen has joked he has another seven years left in music. "I was looking at life expectancy tables, and I could probably do another seven or eight years," the singer told the crowd at Oakland's Paramount Theatre on Saturday night. Read a full review of the show.
Amanda Palmer gave a lecture to TED on the "art of asking" following her fan funded releases. Watch now.
Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the Miracles has died. He was 73 and had been ill for several years.
The likes of Flaming Lips, Foals, The White Stripes and The Black Keys have announced release plans for this year's Record Store Day on 20 April.
It had to happen, some Australian miners have been sacked for doing the Harlem Shake on work time.
Bjork's Mutual Core video will be shown every night at midnight in New York's Times Square this month as part of the landmark's Midnight Moments series.
Read an interview with John Grant.
Devendra Banhart has announced a UK three UK dates. He plays Brighton Old Market (28 June), Manchester Ritz (17 July) and London Barbican (18). Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Atoms For Peace have announced a full tour, including three night's at London's Roundhouse (24-26 July).
Justin Timberlake's Mirrors topped the UK singles chart last night, while Emeli Sande remained at the summit of the albums countdwon. Atoms For Peace were a new entry at Number 5, Palma Violets at 11.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Sundowners with Hummingbird
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
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