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The Wedge P.M. News Round Up: Yelle Launch Contest To Find Opening Bands for Tour

September 26th, 2011

French electro pop band, Yelle are launching a contest for their Safari Disco Tour, which is in support of their new album, Safari Disco Club. Yelle are switching things up a bit and want to find bands to open for them in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and New York. If you think you and your band are up for the challenge, all you have to do is send an e-mail to and include some of your music and information. Good luck!

In January of this year, London teen Archy Marshall, aka Zoo Kid, was all over the blogosphere with his song “Out Getting Ribs.” At that point, he had only released a 7″ and had a few songs on his bandcamp page. This promising young 17 year-old is back with a new moniker, King Krule and will be releasing a self-titled EP via True Panther. The five song EP will come out on November 7 in the UK and November 8 in North America. (Via True Panther)

In more new music news, The Strange Boys will be releasing their third album, Live Music on October 24 on Rough Trade. The six-piece band hail from Austin, Texas and draw on 60s style music to create their garage pop sound. Exclaim reports that “half of the album was recorded with Spoon drummer and producer Jim Eno while the other half was done with Mike McHugh, who also worked on Be Brave,” their previous album. You watch their music video for their first single, “Me and You” here. (Via Exclaim)

About two years ago, The Black Keys collaborated with a bunch of hip hop artists to create the LP, Blackroc. A few weeks ago, a teaser trailer hit the web that alluded to a Blackroc 2 but according to The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney, it’s just a rumour. He said, the trailer was “made without our permission [and] was then recirculated again without our permission.” Even though a lot of material was recorded two years ago, Carney reaffirmed that there were no plans for another Blackroc album. But in good news, The Black Keys have finished their seventh album, which should be released soon. (Via Exclaim)

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