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September 21st, 2011
Although no tour dates have been announced yet, Radiohead’s frontman Thom Yorke confirmed that the band will be touring “on and off” in 2012. They made the decision after their set at Glastonbury Music Festival because they “figured out how to play [The King of Limbs] and do it in front of people.” Portishead’s Clive Dreamer will most likely join Radiohead on the road as a second drummer. In other news, Yorke also revealed that his band Atoms For Peace have been in the studio working on a new album. The supergroup is made up of Yorke, Flea, Mauro Refosco, and Joey Waronker. (Via Consequence of Sound)
Over the year, Guided By Voices have been recording a new album entitled, Let’s Go Eat The Factory and it’s set to be released on January 1, 2012. This isn’t a surprise since GBV reunited in June 2010 and have been touring ever since. The best thing about GBV’s comeback is that the band is made up of its original lineup, including Bob Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Tobin Sprout, Kevin Fennell, and Greg Demos. The members haven’t been together since 1996, so this album has a lot of potential. (Via Rolling Stone)
22 year-old Trevor Powers is an up and coming musician who goes under the moniker, Youth Lagoon. His career has skyrocketed ever since he posted his music online last May, and now he’s signed to Fat Possum and his debut album, The Year of Hibernation is dropping on September 27. Powers’ ambient, electro, dream pop sound was created in his room with keyboards, synthesizers, pedals, and various computer programs. The Year of Hibernation is streaming over at Spin. (Via Spin)Tweet