Posted April 4, 2006 by Mike Mineo in Features
 
 

SHORT BITS – #12

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke claim their new album is “even more terrifying” than their classic OK Computer. Songs being considered are such as ‘Arpeggi’, ‘House Of Cards’, ’15 Step’, and ‘Nude’. This remains one, if not the most, anticipated albums of the year. Tour dates include them visiting the Blackpool Empress Ballroom (May 12-13), Wolverhampton Civic Hall (15-16) and London Hammersmith Apollo (18-19) in the UK. ( source )
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More Pete Doherty news, of course. It seems every news update involves him. This time, he attacked a photographer’s car with a golfing umbrella. Spectators claim he was screaming violently with a crazed look on his face. He did not look as smooth as this picture ( source ). Morrissey commented that Kate Moss is the primary reason to Doherty’s downfall, citing that Doherty is basically a freak show that enjoys the media attention more than the music. ( source )

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Prince was crowned the new Billboard king, after sales of his new album 3121 sold over 183,000 copies. His following is still dedicated, as its his first big Billboard appearance since the Batman soundtrack. ( source )

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Apple and The Beatles’ record label are in a legal dispute after their record label accused Apple of breaching a trademark agreeement by selling music. The label is just basically sour of iTunes and its store, along with a slew of other labels. This will continue but I really don’t see anything that will impact Apple or its iTunes significantly. ( source )

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The Replacements are reuniting for new songs. Two new songs will be recorded for their new greatest hits compilation as the band is back in the studio at work. Check the source for the tracklisting. ( source )

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New additions to the Pitchfork Music Festival includes Art Brut, Futureheads, and Chin Up Chin Up. ( source ) Art Brut discusses some SXSW experiences here.

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The Smiths were offered even more cash to reunite, but Morrissey claims he would rather “eat my own testicles than reform The Smiths”. No is no, I suppose. ( source )

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New material information: The Who, DJ Shadow, The Streets, Bloc Party, Gillian Welch, Black Keys, The Shins, Audioslave, Blur, The French Kicks, The Rapture, The Bronx

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New tour information: Anthony Hamilton, Beck, Lightning Bolt, Regina Spektor, Grizzly Bears, Murs, Pearl Jam, Seu Jorge, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Concretes, Giant Drag, Madonna, Elefant, Mellowdrone, Phoenix


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