Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Music Notes: Julian Casablancas announces solo album, Ghostface Killah to hit the road

- Julian Casablancas, aka The Strokes' frontman, is releasing a solo album this fall. The album is titled Phrazes for the Young. [SPIN]

- Ghostface Killah will be releasing The Wizard of Poetry in September, via Def Jam. He'll also be touring, starting next week, with Method Man and Redman. [Pitchfork]

- Trent Reznor may have announced Nine Inch Nails' last-ever U.S. tour dates last week, but it doesn't mean that NIN is actually over. “What I specifically said or meant to convey is that NIN as a touring live band or live band that’s on the road all the time is stopping. I’ve just reached the point … where it has invaded every other aspect of my life,” he said. He also added, "I’d never want to be Gene Simmons, an old man who puts on makeup to entertain kids, like a clown going to work." [Rolling Stone]

- A rare Tim Buckley live performance, Live at the Folklore Center, NYC - March 6, 1967, will be released Aug. 25. The recording will include six original Buckley compositions that haven't been included on previous releases. [Billboard]

- Stream The Dodos' new album Time to Die here. The album is available digitally in the US on July 28 (July 27 in the UK). Physical copies of the album will be out Aug. 31 in the UK and Sept. 15 in the US. [TimetoDie.net]

- Beck is continuing to put out fun goodies for all of us via his website. He's currently putting together free, acoustic versions of Modern Guilt. [Stereogum]

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