Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Music Notes: Beck interviews Tom Waits, Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval returns

- Beck interviewed Tom Waits. Check it here. The interview is a part of a new section on Beck's site. The section, titled Irrelevant Topics, will continue to feature more interviews (or "conversations") between Beck and other artists. []

- Hope Sandoval, previously of Mazzy Star, is back after an eight-year absence. Her second album with The Warm Inventions (a band she formed in 2001 with My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig) will be out Sept. 15. The album is titled Through The Devil Softly. You can listen to/download the first single, "Blanchard," here. It's a pretty lovely, haunting tune. So if you're a fan in any capacity, check it out. [SPIN]

- Pandora lives on! Internet radio companies and major record labels have reached a royalty agreement that will allow web radio sites like Pandora to survive from a financial standpoint. [Rolling Stone]

- The Beastie Boys' 1994 album, Ill Communication, will be reissued July 14 by Capitol Records. [Pitchfork]

- Dead Man's Bones, a collaboration featuring actors Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields, will come out with their self-titled debut album on Oct. 6. [Pitchfork]

- Stream The Dead Weather's upcoming album (due July 14) here. [Fader]

1 comment:

  1. Re:Internet Radio: It seems the $25,000/yr minimum fee might kill off small-time Internet radio? Or does it not apply?