Bonnie “Prince” Billy, aka Will Oldham, has announced the release of a new album called Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues, out September 23rd via Drag City. Here’s the album description from the label’s website: “At the locus of five corners, mythos is in the wind; a sea of tongues boils forth, mountains spurting forth from the magma. Bonny sings for who he was and will be, and for all of us, in time.” In an radio interview with Q101, he mostly talked about how he injured his foot and messed around with the interviewer, but also nonchalantly confirmed that he made the record. He also mentioned that one of the songs on it is a conceptual track that’s about “one day in 1973 when only two people died in the whole word.” Listen to the interview below.
The 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ debut album is coming up in 2016 and the estate that controls the band’s image has a lot in the works. In an interview with Billboard, Ramones estate co-manager Jeff Jampol shed some light on new plans that they have coming up. Most exciting is a fictional film about the Ramones that has currently has Martin Scorsese attached, though in what capacity is unclear. Other plans are a separate documentary that will feature never-before-seen footage from Ramones tours in the ’70s and ’80s, a theatrical play, and a book, “which is not a biographical book so much, but a story of the band’s formation and those first few records and the craziness that happened.” No word on when any of this will be coming out, but we’re sure to hear more details in the coming year.
If you’re a Weezer fan, you probably know a little bit about Rivers Cuomo’s college experience: he started at Harvard University in 1995, only a year after the release of The Blue Album, and attended intermittently until he graduated in 2006. Now, his experiences will be turned into a TV show. Cuomo teamed up with Psych creator Steve Franks for a new sitcom called DeTour. DeTour will follow a thirtysomething rock star who walks away from fame to discover experiences that he missed out on while famous. It would star a fictional character that’s heavily inspired by Cuomo’s own life. Fox has given the series a put-pilot order, which means that while there’s a chance it won’t come to air, the network is pretty confident in its success and will face a financial penalty if they don’t give it a series order.
British trip-hopper Tricky has released another new song from his upcoming album Adrian Thaws. Previously, we’ve heard “Lonnie Listen” and “Nicotine Love.” This one’s called “Sun Down” and features vocals from London singer Tirzah, whose responsible for some of the best dance tracks of the past year in the form of No Romance” and “I’m Not Dancing.” It’s a sinister and creepy-sounding track that lurches as if it’s seasick and lost in the ocean. Listen below.
The Coral went on hiatus back in 2012 and, while they’re still not back together, they will be putting out some unreleased music. Frontman James Skelly announced on Twitter that an album that they recorded eight years ago called Curse Of Love will be out “in the next few weeks.” The album features “Wrapped in Blue,” a track that was played on BBC Radio 6 by guest DJ Geoff Barrow of Portishead earlier this week — you can listen to that song here at 16 minutes in. Ian Skelly told NME the band had recording sessions before their breakup but that they were not productive. In regards to the band reunion, Skelly said, “I don’t know. There just has to be a demand for it, people have to decide they want it. For now, we’re on a break. That might last until next month. It could be five years.” The Coral’s last album was 2010′s Butterfly House.
Adam Duritz’s rumored list of past girlfriends include Winona Ryder, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Mary-Louise Parker, and Emmy Rossum. So when the Counting Crows singer announced on his Instagram that he had joined social dating app Tinder, it left some people a little confused. Duritz addressed his use of the app when asked about it in an interview on HuffPost Live. “Everbody’s on Tinder. My married friends are on Tinder. There’s nobody who is not on Tinder — it’s a video game,” he said. The 50-year-old singer says that most people wouldn’t even see him on the app because no one who uses the app would have set the search parameters for that high of an age range. (He’d be right — the app said back in February that 51% of users are between 18 and 24 and 32% are between 25 and 32.) Duritz goes on to give some relationship advice. Watch video of his interview below.
Weezer have been posting teaser videos for their new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End to build up to its release. Now, they’ve shared part of a song called “Go Away,” which features Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino. We first heard about the song back in 2010. In an Instagram post, Cosentino said, “Well — I co-wrote + am featured on a song on the new Weezer album so basically, all my teenage dreams have officially come true.” Watch the teaser below.
That list of rappers and musicians up top is an all-star team and they’ve all gotten together for the 6-minute anthem “Don’t Shoot” to address the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the events that followed. The Game recruited everyone that appears on the song, and here’s what he had to say to Rolling Stone about the situation: