Tuesday, April 17, 2012

FN News Roundup: April 17, 2012

Dedicating this post to Levon Helm... our thoughts and love are with you and your family.

  • After many hints, teases, singles, videos, and even a balloon launch, you can finally stream Jack White's new LP Blunderbuss a week in advance of its physical release. And in case you didn't grab a ticket to his upcoming Webster Hall show earlier today, the whole thing is going to be livestreamed. And directed by Gary Oldman. Who also happens to be Commissioner Gordon in movies sometimes (Pitchfork)

  •  Hey, didja like "Flutes"? We sure did. But it turns out that that's not the first official single from Hot Chip's upcoming LP In Our Heads. That honor belongs to "Night And Day," which you can stream now all of its Prince-nudging goodness and pick up on 12" vinyl on June 4, 8 days before the full album drops.  Not to get unduly excited too early, but this new LP might be their best in history ever (Domino Records)

  • Not content to chill out even after dazzling us New Yorkers with a 10-night residencyBj√∂rk has kicked off an eight-part Biophilia remix series this week. Check out the first entry, Current Value's "Crystalline" remix, after the jump. Very Nine Inch Nails-y (Purple)

  • Van Halen is back! Again! They'll be playing the Izod Center in Joisey with Ky-Mani Marley (son of Bob) opening on July 13 - tickets are on sale on April 23 (BrooklynVegan)

  • And oh hell yes, Ceremony actually WILL be playing with Screaming Females here in NYC, at Brooklyn's Warsaw as part of the Northside Fest on June 14! (Matador

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