Music News (2/13-2/21)

 

Radiohead's "The King of Limbs" out now. Photo courtesy of fakechineserubberplant.com

 

 

New Radiohead album out now

Radiohead’s new album, “The King of Limbs,” is now available to download in a digital format from their new website, thekingoflimbs.com. MP3 copies are $9, and WAVs are $14.  They also have a physical/digital bundle for $48, which includes two 10-inch vinyl records, a CD and over 625 pieces of artwork.  A more traditional CD release is due March 28. Look for a review in next week’s Siskiyou.

 

In further Radiohead news, multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood will be scoring the new movie, “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” starring John C. Riley and Tilda Swinton. Greenwood also scored “There Will Be Blood,” and if you’ve seen the achingly intense oil well fire scene in that film, you know by now that Greenwood knows his stuff. If you haven’t seen it, you should.

Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew runs for mayor of Miami

The creative genius behind “Me So Horny” is running for mayor of Miami on a surprisingly serious platform centering on budget reform and crime reduction.

Oh, and he wants a stripper tax.  “I would think that the strippers will be happy about that, because they’ll see their money going to something good,” said Campbell.

God Bless America.

The Cars rev up once more

The 24-year wait for new music from The Cars is over. Ric Ocasek and the 80s powerhouse have released a new single, “Blue Tip,” complete with a video dripping with neon lights and quick cutaways straight from the Reagan era. The sound is vintage Cars, sounding like a hybrid of Devo and the Kinks. Check out the video at twentyfourbit.com.

Mick Jagger is still alive!

Recent rumors surrounding the death of the Rolling Stones singer are false.  The hoax began as the result of a tweet by a radio personality referring to Jagger’s haggard appearance at the Grammy Awards. Didn’t we already go through this with Paul McCartney?

Sasquatch Festival is sold out

Only one week after its phenomenal line-up was announced, the Sasquatch Festival has sold out its 100,000 tickets.

Damn scalpers.

Lenny Kravitz to release new album

“Black and White America” will be released sometime this summer, according to Kravitz. The record is said to be very up-tempo and lyrically reflective of the singer’s experience as a mixed-race man in America.

You know, the albums “Mama Said” and “Are You Gonna Go My Way” are gorgeous works of songwriting and musicianship, especially considering Kravitz played most of the instruments himself.  Then he had to go cut his hair and record that awful version of “American Woman…”

“Beavis and Butthead” will return to MTV

Mike Judge, the creator of “Beavis and Butthead,” “King of the Hill,” and the cult-favorite movie, “Office Space,” will return to helm new episodes of “Beavis and Butthead.”

The dumb duo will be tackling more than just music videos this time around, taking aim at Ultimate Fighting, YouTube and “The Jersey Shore.” No date has been announced for the show’s return.

And the Grammy goes to…

If you didn’t see Album of the Year winners Arcade Fire perform “Month of May” during the Grammy’s, I highly recommend you watch it at twentyfourbit.com.

Other winners include Lady Antebellum with Record- and Song of the Year, as well as Best Country Album; Muse with Best Rock Album; Eminem with Best Rap Album; Lady Gaga with Best Pop Vocal Album; Esperanza Spalding (who the hell is she?) with Best New Artist; and The Black Keys, Them Crooked Vultures, Paul McCartney and Jeff Beck winning other stuff…

For a complete list of the winners, Google it.

Bonnaroo Festival announces line-up

Headlining this year’s Manchester, Tenn.-based festival are Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil’ Wayne, The Strokes and Buffalo Springfield.

I think some of the acts that got top billing should switch places with some of the non-headliners: Robert Plant, Primus, The Original Meters and The Decemberists, just to name a few.

Billy Ray Cyrus blames “Hannah Montana” for destroying his family

The achy-breaky father of Miley Cyrus recently told GQ magazine that he’s afraid for his daughter.  “I want to get her sheltered from the storm… stop the insanity for just a minute,” said Papa Cyrus. “The damn show destroyed my family… it’s all sad.”

I wonder who signed the release to let his then-underage daughter do the show in the first place?

 

 

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