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August 4th, 2011
Yesterday an interview with pop outsider John Maus was posted on Pitchfork where he spoke of his happiness in the decline of record shops, adding, “I’m glad they all have little “closed” signs on their doors now.” While he also expressed his delight in sharing music freely, Maus’ comments ignited uproar online, to the point where he drafted a lengthy explanation of his comments, which he then tweeted a link to along with his only tweet to date that read “Sorry everyone.” (Via FACT)
Now that Olivia Tremor Control have reunited and scheduled a fall tour, the psych-pop collective’s two proper albums – 1996′s Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle and 1999′s Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One – are now being reissued. Limited to 1000 worldwide, Chunklet Industries will release the expanded vinyl reissues with bonus material on download cards containing hours of rare and unreleased music and the original artwork retouched and packaged in deluxe Stoughton tip-in jackets. (Via Pitchfork)
Norwegian indie pop group Casiokids have announced details for their second album. Titled Aabenbaringen over aaskammen (translated as “The Revelation over the Mountain”), the ten-track LP will be released on October 11th via Polyvinyl. Labelmates of Montreal guest on a track called “Selskapets triste avslutning.” (Via Consequence of Sound)
Now that Kings of Leon have cancelled their tour, support act Band of Horses have booked their own headlining tour. In a post on Facebook, the band wrote: “Hey there Friends Of BoH! We’re thrilled by all the support you’re showing us, and have been working behind the scenes to do everything we can to come see you. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to hit up all of the places we’d planned on visiting with Kings of Leon. BUT!!! We’re happy to announce that we’re going to play SOME SHOWS!!! Details are below. We are working on adding more, and will have another update very soon.” (Via A.V. Club)
Last month Gallows frontman Frank Carter announced he was leaving the band to concentrate on a new band called Pure Love. Now speculation is running rampant about who his replacement will be. Ruled out is Tom Lacey, former frontman with The Ghost Of A Thousand, who is a friend of Carter and the band. Some names swirling around the rumour mill include a couple of Canadians: Cancer Bats’ Liam Cormier and Comeback Kid’s Scott Wade. Gallows say they will release the name of their new singer on August 9th. (Via NME)Tweet