Seeing as how Matthew E White and his band are on tour in the UK this week (I’m seeing him play in London tomorrow), it seemed a good time to post the feature about my visit to Richmond a couple of months ago. I’ve put a few links to stuff in here, too, so you can get a taste of the really interesting music coming out of the scene that revolves around White. Long read, this one…
The Teardrop Explodes are to re-release their second - and final - studio album, Wilder.
The album, which was originally released in November 1981, will be accompanied by a second disc compiled and sequenced by Julian Cope containing all the related singles, b-sides and BBC radio sessions. Cope also provides track by track sleeve notes, while his other band mates Dave Balfe and Troy Tate provide further notes.
Wilder will be released through Mercury/Universal Music Catalogue on June 24.
CD1 – Original Album
Amy Winehouse is to be the subject of a new documentary from the director of Senna, it has been confirmed.
The as yet untitled film will be directed by Asif Kapadia, who directed the 2010 film Senna, about Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna.
James Gay-Rees, who produced the Banksy documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop is also attached to the project.
The National are set to perform their song "Sorrow" for six full hours as part of an art installation at Moma PS1 in Long Island City, New York on May 5.
The band will play their High Violet track live for a collaboration with artist Ragnar Kjartansson called A Lot Of Sorrow.
A press release from the gallery reads: "By stretching a single pop song into a day-long tour de force the artist continues his explorations into the potential of repetitive performance to produce sculptural presence within sound."
The Rolling Stones have been forced to postpone the opening date of their upcoming North American tour.
The band were due to kick off the 50 & Counting tour on May 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. But the show has now been bumped back 24 hours to accommodate a sporting fixture - the National Basketball Association playoffs.
Not sure how many of you braved the scrums of Ebay dealers on Record Store Day, but one of the more interesting things to come out of the whole business this year was the surreptitious return of Boards Of Canada.
Thom Yorke has jokingly said that if anyone calls his and producer Nigel Godrich's Atoms For Peace project a supergroup to his face, he'll "fucking knock their teeth out".
The project also features Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers on bass, percussionist Mauro Refosco and drummer Joey Waronker.
Animal Collective have announced details of a remix EP, which is set for release on May 27.
The EP draws on material from the Baltimore group's tenth studio LP Centipede Hz, which was released last September (2012).
The EP features remixes of the track "Monkey Riches" by Gang Gang Dance's Brian Degraw (which you can listen to below), Chicago house producer Traxman and New York underground dance producers Teengirl Fantasy. It also features a remix of 'New Town Burnout' by Seattle based hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces.