Gearing up for the Atoms For Peace show tonight with this lot: please note (and in some cases listen to) new Forest Swords, Feral Ohms (another Ethan Miller band, this one very much in the Comets On Fire zone) and a reissue for Robbie Basho’s long-unavailable first Windham Hill album. The Desert Heat record sounds better with every play, too…
Van Morrison has spoken out about the forthcoming reissue of his album, Moondance.
The album is due for a deluxe reissue on September 30 through Warner Bros.
However, in a statement posted on his website, Van Morrison has this to say about the reissue.
One of the projects we have just finished working on for the next issue of Uncut, on sale next week, was a special promotional feature we have produced in association with hmv, which is newly returned to robust high street health after recent rough times.
Yesterday's news that the Stones have released an album of material drawn from their recent Hyde Park shows reminded me to dust down this interview I did last year with Mick Jagger, which ran in our December 2012 issue. I had 25 minutes with Mick - about as long an interview as he'll do these days - ostensibly to chat about Crossfire Hurricane and GRRR!, which were both about to be released. Along the way, we chatted about fighting in train carriages, writing with Keith and whether or not Mick is comfortable watching himself on television...
Sacha Baron Cohen has reportedly quit the forthcoming biopic of Freddie Mercury over creative differences with Queen.
The actor has been attached to star as Mercury since September 2010, but Deadline reports that he's now pulled out of the project because he and Queen, who have script and director approval, can't agree on the type of movie they want to make.
The band apparently want the biopic to be a PG affair, while the actor is keen to delve into the grittier aspects of Mercury's lifestyle.
Elvis Costello and the Roots have released a new lyric video for "Walk Us Uptown," the first single from their forthcoming album, Wise Up Ghost.
Wise Up Ghost, which will be released on September 16 on Blue Note Records, will be Costello's first since 2010's National Ransom.
Speaking to Rolling Stone about the album in June, Costello said, "We had no deadline, no labels involved. We were just doing it on our own."
Atoms For Peace are set to stage a pop-up exhibition while their three London shows take place this week.
The Atoms For Peace Drawing Room has been created by the band's collaborator, artist Stanley Donwood, and will take place Upstairs at The Enterprise, opposite The Roundhouse in Camden, where Atoms For Peace play their first UK shows on July 24-26. The exhibition will be open from midday-8pm [BST] from July 24-27.
The Rolling Stones today announce the exclusive iTunes release of The Rolling Stones – Hyde Park Live album, taken from their two concerts in London’s Hyde Park on July 6 and 13.
The album is now available to download from today exclusively from the band's iTunes store.