The Vulture Nest: Latest Music News
Whoops, Caroline Polachek from Chairlift, we’ve just lost all faith in your ability to keep a secret. The cat has repeatedly escaped out of the Parklife bag, and it’s only been a week since organisers announced the dates for 2012. Modestep and drum and bass act DJ Fresh have already been confirmed, and an In The Mix report of a Cosmopolitan interview with Labrinth revealed the British MC “can’t wait to create a mosh pit in Australia”. Fuzzy, the festival’s promoters have yet to give any indication as to the truth in the leaks, but an official announcement is due “sometime this month.”
The Vulture weed our pants and cried at the same time when we saw the following video. The LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits is one of the most anticipated music documentaries of, in our opinion; all time and those sneaky bastards keep us hanging on by releasing another snippet, courtesy of Pitchfork.tv. The clip is of the band performing ‘Dance Yrself Clean’ at Madison Square Garden last April in what would be the band’s final show. Some people say the documentary about their last show is a little self-indulgent for their seemingly short albeit influential ten-year career, and to those people we say: “it’s James Murphy, that dude can do whatever the fuck he wants.”
A somewhat cryptic announcement came from Radiohead front man Thom Yorke today, hinting at the possibility of a collaboration with Jack White. Yorke told a mesmerised crowd at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee; “this song is for Jack White. We saw him yesterday. A big thank-you to him, but we can’t tell you why. You’ll find out.” OH COME OOOOON! Watch the full (two-hour long) video below.
We’ve been informed of some very exciting news for Oh Mercy fans. Those lovely kids from Melbourne have announced they will be churning out a third album on the 24th of August this year. Plus, the album, titled Deep Heat will be produced by the band’s new label Bad Cop Bad Cop, an indie label from the US. This news doesn’t come as a huge surprise however, as the band has received high accolades from our neigbours across the Pacific Ocean. Michael Nieves of Bad Cop Bad Cop told Pedestrian.tv; “We have long admired their fantastic music, and Alexander [Gow] and the band have written and recorded their strongest and most infectious songs to date. Oh Mercy is a career artist, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them on the release of Deep Heat.”
In more festival news, organisers of Falls Festival have commented on their Facebook page they will be taking a different approach to line-up announcements. Last year, organisers made a series of announcements towards the end of June, however this year they will be “announcing our acts as they’re confirmed this year – so it could be any time.” Tickets will go on sale “probably” around late July.
Exciting times ahead.
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