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The Wedge News Round Up: Sigur Rós to release concert film and live album

September 16th, 2011

Iceland’s Sigur Rós will be releasing Inni, a concert film and live album on November 8. The concert, directed by Vincent Morisset, was filmed in 2008 in London at Alexandra Palace. Head over to Pitchfork to see their performance of “Festival,” and also take a look at the set list and track list. The film will also be screening in Montreal (with Morisset in attendance), Vancouver, and Toronto. (Via Pitchfork)

If you weren’t able to go down to Texas this year for Austin City Limits, you’re in luck because the music festival will be streaming on YouTube all weekend long, starting this afternoon. This marks the 10th anniversary of the fest, which takes place in Zilker Park with about 70 000 people in attendance. In lieu of ACL’s birthday, big acts will be headling, including Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, and Kanye West. So far, only Coldplay’s set is scheduled to stream online, so hopefully they’ll add the other headliners soon. Other bands included in the live stream are Cults, Smith Westerns, The Antlers, TV On The Radio, Death From Above 1979, Fleet Foxes, and many more. Head over to ACL Festival’s YouTube channel to watch the performances of all your favourite bands.

Eight and a Half are a newly formed band made up of Broken Social Scene’s drummer, Justin Peroff and former members of The Stills, Dave Hamelin and Liam O’Neil. The band’s name comes from Fredrico Fellini’s 1963 film of the same name. The trio are set to release their debut album in 2012 via Arts & Crafts and their first single, “Scissors” is streaming on Spin’s website. The tune is a departure from the rock-infused sound that The Stills and BSS embody, as it leans more towards a dark, synth-heavy sound. (Via Spin)

M83 are putting out a call for someone to join their band for a world tour. In the ad, they said they wrote, “We are looking for a multi-instrumentalist based in the Los Angeles area who can play Guitar, Bass and Keyboards. They should also be able to sing and ideally have previous knowledge of working with Ableton.” The tour will last 12 months and applicants must either be a U.S. citizen or have a working visa for the U.S. (Via M83)

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