You hate Pitchfork. But you must grudgingly admit that it's an indispensable source of breaking news on music. For the upcoming Kings of Leon sophomore release, A-Ha Shake Heartbreak, They've got the lowdown, track listing, and supporting mini-tour dates. They're opening in D.C. at the Black Cat!!!
Blues Explosion (formerly the Jon Spencer...) is also releasing a new LP, Damage, on September 28. The album
"features collaborations with DJ Shadow, David Holmes and Dan the Automator, along with Plastic Fang producer Steve Jordan and Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain). As if that wasn't enough (and it isn't), guests on the album include singer Martina Topley Bird, New York no-wave icon James Chance, and Public Enemy's Chuck D."Story here.
FINALLY, Frank Black will release the double-album, Frank Black Francis, mid-to-late October. Pitchfork tells us of the 2 CDs:
"One will document of 15 previously unreleased pre-Pixies solo demos, while the other will consist of 13 Pixies songs Black recently recorded with frequent Pere Ubu collaborators Andy Diagram and Keith Moline (aka Two Pale Boys)."
I know what I'm spending MY Christmas savings on.