Thursday, April 19, 2012

FN News Roundup: April 19, 2012


  • 21 years. That's how long it's been since Brit-pop masters Blur burst on the scene with their debut album Leisure. And as an awesome but tremendously bittersweet gift to fans, the band will be putting out Blur 21, a ginormous box set celebrating their career, on July 30 - just a couple of weeks before what will (hopefully not) be their final concert ever in London's Hyde Park. Check out the promo video below, maybe keep a Kleenex handy (Blur)

  • Occupy This Album, a sprawling 99-track four-disc benefit compilation created by musicians united in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, is finally coming out on May 15 via Razor & Tie. Check out Mogwai's contribution to the collection, "Earth Division," below, and definitely check out the album for more new music from Yo La Tengo, Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, and more (Stereogum)

  • Know what else you can stream? Devo's new song "Monsterman," created as the theme for the new Syfy series called... waaaait for it... Monster Man (Slicing Up Eyeballs)

  • ...And what the hell, watch a new R. Kelly video for "Share My Love." So many jokes one could make there. So many jokes. (The FADER)  

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