Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 5, 2008 at 3:00 pm
>>> Deerhoof are poised to do big things in 2008. Remember when we told you their new album was to come out sometime in October? Now it’s got a name (Offend Maggie), a release date (October 7, via Kill Rock Stars), and will come jam-packed with 14 songs, presented in two acts. DHoof drummer Greg Saunier, along with Nels Cline and Jon Brion, is also featured on the soundtrack to the Will Ferrel movie Step Brothers, which we also told you about, cuz we’re fucking cool like that. (via Tiny Mix Tapes)
>>> Mess with somebody in Broken Social Scene, and he wants to breaka’ your face. Seems that an unmastered version of Something for All of Us…, the solo debut from BSS’s Brendan Canning, has leaked well before it’s July 22 release. Dude is pissed, so he’s making it available digitally here. Take the power back, Brendan! (via Pitchfork)
>>> Nine Inch Nails are taking a big risk taking some lesser-known acts out on the road with them, so in a move of complete genius, they are digitally releasing an EP featuring tracks from openers Deerhunter, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, A Place To Bury Strangers, and more. Ya know, we’re really starting to warm up to this Trent guy. (via Webvomit)
>>> Prog-legends Yes just canceled their upcoming 40th Anniversary Tour, because frontman Jon Anderson was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure. Now all we can do is watch, as the plethora of “Yes!/No!’ jokes start to pour in. (via Brooklyn Vegan)
>>> Kylie Minogue is too sexy for this song. This Coldplay song called “Luna,” that is. (via Spinner
>>> Apparently, the record industry is looking to boy bands, like the recently reformed New Kids on the Block, to boost album sales. But how about this idea: How about you make CDs $10, stop force-feeding people garbage, and start cutting unnecessary costs (A&R dudes could eat at Taco Bell every once in awhile, now couldn’t they?)? Fucking idiots. (via Rollingstone.com)
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