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The Big News
The Pixies are back! The Pixies are back!!!! I wonder how many times during band meetings or rehearsals when the band starts bickering someone has said “Guys! Think about the money!” I love the Pixies as much as anyone, probably more than most actually, but I’ve never been fooled by this shit. Head Carrier, which sounds like it’s going to be great, is the band’s first since 2014’s Indie Cindy.
Sorceress, the new Opeth record, Is the Swedish folk metal outfit’s twelfth and first in two years, is sure to be another in a long line of masterpieces.
Van Morisson’s one zillionth album is called Keep Me Singing.
Indie queen Regina Spektor’s Remember Us to Life is her seventh record and first since 2012.
Warped Tour heroes Yellowcard (who were very, very nice to my son and his friend at their first Warped Tour this year) unveil their final full length, a self-titled effort.
Southern rockers Drive By Truckers return with American Band, Patterson Hood and the boyz’z eleventh.
New Bon Iver, 22, A Million.
A special note here: Grateful Dead dude Bob Weir offers up his first solo album in twelve years, Blue Mountain.
This is the part where we say goodbye to those who’ve hit their last high note. Rock on and rest in peace, brothers and sisters.
Hagen Liebing of Die Artze.
The legendary Buckwheat Zydeco.
Rapper Shawty Lo.
Songwriter John Loudermilk.
DJ Spank Spank.
I have to admit that while I’m interested in Jenny Hval, I am not sold on the idea that the Norwegian nymph is a genius. Maybe her new record, Blood Bitch will change my mind.
Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from Green Day!