Monday, May 18, 2009

Music Notes: Radiohead back in the studio, Blink 182 tickets to cost $20

- Radiohead are back in the studio, toying with ideas for their follow-up to 2007's In Rainbows. Bassist Colin Greenwood told the BBC the band is at the stage "where we've got the big Lego box out and we've tipped it out on the floor and we're looking at all the bits and thinking, 'What next?'" Nigel Godrich, who has worked with the band on every album since 1997's OK Computer, will produce this album as well. [BBC]

- I kind of stopped caring about Blink 182 sometime in high school (even though I've been posting about them), but this is actually a nice thing to hear. The reunited group plans on offering fans $20 tickets. The cost will include fees, taxes and free parking. Props, guys! [NME]

- Sigur Ros frontman Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson has remixed Depeche Mode's "Come Back." The track will appear on Depeche Mode's upcoming single "Peace Out," and only the 7-inch vinyl release. []

- There's a fun Q&A with Regina Spektor over at SPIN. Check it out here! The songstress will release her next album, Far, on June 23. [SPIN]

- Pitchfork reports on an interesting venture by indie record stores. The Coalition of Independent Music Stores has launched The coalition issued the following statement about this online venture: "Each brick and mortar record store has its own homepage inside the site with its own recommendations, personality and local approach. Once a customer registers with the site, they are assigned to their local store and each time they make a purchase that store is rewarded." Pretty cool idea! Let's hope it can turn into a truly profitable venture. [Pitchfork]

1 comment:

  1. Now I just have the image of bb Colin playing with Legos. I can just see the excitement in his eyes. I need help, sir. ;-)