nin released a free 5 song sampler including the bands who will be opening for them while they are on tour this summer. they are the fabu a place to bury strangers, does it offend you, yeah?, deerhunter and crystal castles. in addition, there is a new track from reznor himself. to get yours, click here.
raveonettes lead singer sharin foo will be replaced by her sister for their upcoming tour in europe because she is preggers.
the faint’s new album will be released august 5th and it’s heavily inspired by electronic music from berlin. ssswwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttt!
the killers did a duet with duran duran on ‘planet earth’ in vegas recently. click here for the video.
our mutually shared luvahs in that band we lurve interpol are playing another gig that is not festival related in the uk. boys, could you pretty please do something back in the states? i don’t know, nyc maybe? since it’s your hood and all? please? and you can of course visit all your other slags across the country and show them some love, too. or if you would like to establish a residency at my apartment for the next 50 years that can be arranged as well ;)
loads of cool brits (including members of blur, manic street preachers, suede, stone roses, jarvis cocker, etc) have designed a 7″ sleeve for edwyn collins’ new single called home again. you can only get these 7″‘s at randomly selected record stores in the uk. and apparently the sleeves will be covered so you won’t necessarily know what you are getting when you buy it! there will only be 1500 made and only 25 of them will feature the special artwork! so you can try your luck or wait til the one you want ends up on ebay for 2 million dollars ;)