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August 2nd, 2011
Yep, above is a cropped look at the cover for Feist’s upcoming new album, Metals. Following a promotional campaign that allowed her fans to paint in the cover by numbers, she’s now also revealed the tracklisting to go along with the October 4th release date (via Arts & Crafts) and the fall tour, which includes seven Canadian dates in November and December. (Via Pitchfork)
Over the weekend, The Flaming Lips were one of many bands to play the Osheaga Music & Arts Festival at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. However, the were (likely) the only band to perform a wedding on stage. Frontman Wayne Coyne originally performed the ceremony between groom Graham and bride Robyn (who were dressed as Wizard of Oz characters) back stage, but then re-enacted the event during the band’s encore, saying: “By the power of The Flaming Lips, the universe and LSD, I now pronounce you man and wife!” (Via NME)
If you enjoyed the Beastie Boys’ latest new Spike Jonze-directed video for “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win,” well, you can now also own the action figures of the three MCs that starred in the clip. But it will cost you. Sold as a set, it includes the three “fully poseable” figures, extra outfit parts, and a deluxe version of Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science. The price? $750. But all proceeds go to two child cancer charities, so think of it more as a charitable donation. (Under the Radar)
And if you’re excited about the upcoming debut album from Wild Flag, the supergroup featuring members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders, you can now watch a teaser trailer for the self-titled LP featuring plenty of attractive people trying to shoot down a giant yellow balloon with bows and arrows to snippets of music. (Via Vimeo)Tweet