Daily Round-Up For February 13, 2014
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Thee Oh Sees have announced that their new album, Drop, will hit shelves on April 29th. The record, which will mark the prolific band’s fifth release in four years, will come almost directly on the heels of an announcement that the band was taking a hiatus last year. No matter what the band is up to behind the scenes, it means new music for their fans. You can read the full story back at Consequence of Sound.
Swans are putting all their efforts behind the impending release of their new album, To Be Kind, on May 13th. Today, they officially released the dates for a massive tour in support of the record, along with special guest Jenny Hval. You can find the full list of tour dates back at Consequence of Sound.
Legendary rapper Nas is developing an autobiographical TV series based on his life with acclaimed director Jonathan Levine. Levine previously worked on the film The Wackness, which featured Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck. The show, tentatively titled Street Dreams, “will be set in 90’s Queens, following music, family, and the trials and tribulations of the rap game.” You can find the whole story back at The Line of Best Fit.
Indie singer-songwriter Mirah has announced that her upcoming fifth studio album, Changing Light, will be available on May 13th. In anticipation of that day, she has made the first single from the record, Oxen Hope, available for streaming via Soundcloud.
Rock Josh Homme, of Queens of the Stone Age fame, joined the throng of Grammy-complainers this week while on stage in Houston. Before launching into a song, he reportedly let loose with a tongue-in-cheek series of expletives directed at the Grammy Awards and rock band Imagine Dragons, who were big winners on Grammy night. There seems to be nothing completely serious about his words. Either way, you can read what he said, and find the full story in context, back at Stereogum.
Legendary rock band The Smiths are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album this week. To commemorate the occasion, the band’s entire works have been remastered and made available on iTunes for purchase. You can find the full story back at The Line of Best Fit.
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