>>> Heaven knows that Morrissey is still miserable, as he’s chosen to name his new album Years of Refusal (following up the equally chipper Ringleader of the Tormentors). It makes us want to go home and cry and want to die. (via Pitchfork)
>>> Like real zombies, classic English pop band the Zombies just will not die. Which is fine by us, considering that Odessey and Oracle is one of the best albums ever made ever. Catch them and their old balls on tour this July. Dates are here.
>>> Besides not showering, writing twelve minute songs, and smoking tons of grass, prog-rock champions the Mars Volta just love to tour. They added some additional dates September 12-26, and if you are old and read Rolling Stone, you can see MV guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez hanging with somebody’s grandma, this lady, and a lazy guy.
>>> It’s no secret: We fucking love the Black Keys and their murky blues/garage stomp-a-thons quite a bit. Turns out that they also have pretty great taste in music, and in fact, run a record label called Audio Eagle. Head here to listen to tracks from bands on AE’s roster, including Houseguest, Buffalo Killers, and Beaten Awake.
>>> Just when you thought M.I.A. was engaged to dancehall beats and spreading her political agenda to the masses, turns out she’s actually engaged to some guy we’ve never heard of before, from a band that we’ve never heard of before. Congrats? (via The Modern Age)
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