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RADIOHEAD RELEASE EIGHTH STUDIO ALBUM, THE KING OF LIMBS

Radiohead announce the imminent release of their eighth studio album, The King Of Limbs.

The band have begun taking pre-orders for The King Of Limbs exclusively from their website,
www.radiohead.com; fans will be able to digitally download the album from as early as the end of this week, Saturday 19th February.

For the next few weeks, the album will be exclusively available from the band’s site in two versions – digital download (either MP3 or WAV) and a special, made to order deluxe edition featuring 2 clear 10″ vinyl records, a CD, a digital download and exclusive artwork all in a special “newspaper” format.

Following this initial digital release on the band’s own Ticker Tape imprint, the album will be on general release on CD & 12″ vinyl in all music stores and major digital retailers from March 28th. As with In Rainbows, the band will partner with XL Recordings, TBD Records in the USA & Canada and Hostess Entertainment in Japan and Asia.

The King Of Limbs was produced by longtime collaborator, Nigel Godrich.

PAUL MCCARTNEY WINS SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE GRAMMY

Paul McCartney added yet another accolade to his unparalleled list of achievements, as he was awarded with the statue for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards last night.

The Grammy went to the live version of  “Helter Skelter” from the Good Evening New York City (Hear Music/Concord), the gold-certified document of McCartney’s legendary 2009 three-night stand at Citi Field.

THEM CROOKED VULTURES “NEW FANG” WINS GRAMMY FOR BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE

Them Crooked Vultures won its first Grammy last night at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

“New Fang” from the band’s self-titled debut took Best Hard Rock Performance honors, marking a first ever statue for guitarist/vocalist Joshua Homme, a second for bassist and Lifetime Achievement Grammy honoree John Paul Jones, and number eight for drummer Dave Grohl.

“It feels good just to be nominated,” said Homme. “But not as good as it does to win.”

Them Crooked Vultures is currently on hiatus as its principals are busy with various other endeavors.

DANGER MOUSE WINS PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL GRAMMY

Danger Mouse has been named ‘Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical’ at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Previously nominated in the category four times in just five years, the artist and producer was last night awarded the accolade in recognition of his output alongside James Mercer as Broken Bells, production work with The Black Keys and his unique Dark Night Of The Soul collaborative project with Sparklehorse, David Lynch and others.

Danger Mouse is currently recording with U2 and recently completed a new album entitled Rome.  A collaboration with composer and arranger Daniele Luppi featuring vocals from Jack White and Norah Jones, Rome has been five years in the making and is now scheduled for a May 17th  release.

For more information contact Laura Eldeiry, laura@nastylittleman.com

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: THE LONG GOODBYE GETS LONGER

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM EXTENDS THE LONG GOODBYE

SOLD OUT APRIL 2 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN FAREWELL TO BE PRECEDED BY FOUR ADDITIONAL SHOWS

March 28-31 Terminal 5 Tickets On Sale February 18 For $40 + Fees at Ticketmaster.com

“Fuck you, scalpers”–James Murphy

LCD Soundsystem has confirmed a run of four shows at New York City’s Terminal 5 to precede its instantly sold out April 2 Long Goodbye farewell event at Madison Square Garden.

The Terminal 5 dates will take place March 28, 29, 30 and 31 and were booked with the intent of making sure every LCD fan possible will have his/her chance bid the band adieu—as well as deflating the prices of tickets being scalped for the MSG show (despite the band’s best efforts to keep these tickets off the secondary market, which included a no-surcharge presale earlier this week).

Reached for comment, LCD’s James Murphy said (in part), “… We were more than taken aback and surprised about the speed of ticket sales for the April 2nd MSG gig, as well as the effectiveness of scalper pieces of fucking shit at getting their hands on said tickets before fans could, and it’s knocked us on our asses… We never dreamed some shitbags would try to get THOUSANDS for our show.  It’s insane…

So to the point.  You can’t make everyone happy… But we’ve come up with the best solution I can think of, as quickly as possible so as to deflate the market for those scalping scumfucks: We’re going to play 4 shows at Terminal 5 in NYC leading up to the MSG show, and they will include most if not all of the songs we play at MSG. The farewell run-up to the last dance… OBVIOUSLY we’re going to look seriously at the way we sell these tickets… (though it’ll take a minute to get folks in the door)…

We’re announcing all the shows at once, and if they don’t sell out, I don’t care. I just want to give people who actually want to see us a chance to see us.  For a reasonable ticket price.  And I want to drop the price of the MSG tickets being sold by piece of shit scalpers.

Oh, and a small thing to scalpers: ‘It’s legal’ is what people say when they don’t have ethics.  The law is there to set the LIMIT of what is PUNISHABLE (aka where the state needs to intervene)  but we are supposed to have ethics, and that should be the primary guiding force in our actions…

And to everyone else: Thank you.  You rule.  Don’t let the shitbags win.”

(For James’ statement in full, go to LCDSoundsystem.com)

Tickets for LCD Soundsystem’s four T5 shows will go on sale February 18 at Ticketmaster.com for $40 each (plus applicable fees). Ticket holders will be required to show ID day of show to gain entry. There will be a 2 ticket limit per customer.

DANGER MOUSE & DANIELE LUPPI PRESENT ROME MAY 17 RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

Jack White, Norah Jones and Original Musicians from Classic Ennio Morricone Scores Pay Homage to Italian Film Music on 15-Track Epic

Acclaimed Director & Photographer Chris Milk Enlisted as Visual Director

Website Now Live At http://www.romealbum.com/

Capitol Records has confirmed a new U.S. release date of May 17, 2011 for Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi’s long awaited collaborative effort, Rome.

Some five years in the making, the conception of Rome actually dates back even further, to the 2004 meeting of Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse and Italian composer/arranger Daniele Luppi. Burton was emerging from the aftermath of the media storm around his Grey Album and beginning work on Gorillaz now multi-platinum and Grammy winning Demon Days. Luppi was amassing acclaim for his album An Italian Story, which paid tribute to the cinematic sounds that shaped his childhood, while writing music for the screen (Sex In The City, Nine, etc.) and soon thereafter contributing arrangements to Burton projects including Gnarls Barkley, Dark Night of the Soul and Broken Bells.

United in their shared passion for classic Italian film music, Burton and Luppi have created a record like no other: Intense songwriting periods – both together and apart –  and travels to Rome during which Luppi reunited for the first time in decades original musicians from the scores of The Good, the Bad and the Uglyand Once Upon a Time in the West – including the legendary Marc 4 backing band and Alessandro Alessandroni’s ‘I Cantori Moderni’ choir laid the groundwork. Recording took place in Rome’s cavernous Forum Studios – formerly Ortophonic Studios, founded, amongst others, by the great Ennio Morricone — employing vintage equipment, for which Burton and Luppi would pay with bottles of wine, and making every effort to replicate the recording practices of the 1960s/70s golden age, recording live to tape, with no electronics, computers or 21st-century effects.

Crucial to the completion of Rome has been the enlistment of two lead vocalists who not only do justice to but complete the three songs each written for a man and a woman.  While on tour with Gnarls Barkley, Burton met Jack White and a year later, White recorded his contributions – The Rose With The Broken Neck, Two Against One and The World – in Nashville. White’s counterpart, in a revelatory turn, is Norah Jones, who flew to Burton’s L.A. studio from New York to sing on Season’s Trees, Black and Problem Queen.

With acclaimed director and photographer Chris Milk brought in as “Visual Director,” half a decade of hard work and unstinting perfectionism would draw to a close as the album and package were completed.

From Rome’s opening with soprano Edda Dell’Orso’s dramatic voice (the same haunting vocal presence fromThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly 44 years ago) gracing Theme of Rome to the closing strains of The World,Rome — for all its cinematic qualities — is not the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, but rather a complex, nuanced pop record rife with counterpoints of intensity and darkness as well as uplift and light.  (Luppi calls it “a small window on human life, touching on love, death, happiness, desperation, and the visceral connection of a man and a woman”.)  It’s an ambitious work with a uniquely modern sound achieved through traditional, vintage means.  It is, above all, a fully realized album, perfectly formed and hauntingly beautiful.

Welcome to Rome.

http://www.romealbum.com/

http://www.nastylittleman.com/artists/rome/

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: THE LONG GOODBYE

THREE-HOUR FAREWELL EXTRAVAGANZA APRIL 2 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

it’s the end of an era as lcd soundsystem confirms an april 2 extravaganza at new york city’s madison square garden that will be both its first time headlining the storied arena and the final, definitive and ultimate lcd live show.

billed as lcd soundsystem: the long goodbye, this three-hour farewell performance will be the lengthiest most career-spanning set the band has ever played. those attending can expect the return of long dormant deep cuts to the lcd setlist as well as the first (and last) live performances of a number of never-before-played music spanning lcd soundsystem’s decade-defining albums lcd soundsystem, sound of silver, this is happening, the acclaimed 45:33, and more.

lcd soundsystem: the long goodbye will see james murphy and company going out both on top and on their own terms: as the ultimate lcd live performance in both senses of the word, the show will see the lcd core live band of murphy, pat mahoney, nancy whang, al doyle, gavin russom, tyler pope and matt thornley augmented by a choir, string and horn sections plus contributions and collaborations from both one-time-only special guests and many of the musicians with whom the band has worked over the years.

lcd soundsystem: the long goodbye will cap a banner touring cycle that has seen the band play historic headlining sets at the hollywood bowl, pitchfork, V, wireless and more, from their native nyc to korea to the stretch of south american dates currently underway.

the members of lcd soundsystem will be observing a black and white clothing only dress code for the long goodbye. They respectfully request that the audience do the same.

nyc post-rock pioneers liquid liquid will open the show. further details and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed (or maybe they’ll just show up that night).

tickets for lcd soundsystem: the long goodbye will be on sale february 11th at bowerypresents.com and ticketmaster.com

FOO FIGHTERS TEASE SECOND SNIPPET OF NEW ALBUM AT http://www.foofighters.fm

APRIL 12 RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

MORE LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED

http://foofighters.com/
http://www.facebook.com/foofighters
http://twitter.com/foofighters

With the recently leaked snippet of opener “Bridge Burning” having surpassed 500,000 plays in one week, Foo Fighters have now unleashed a second morsel of hard rock goodness from their upcoming seventh studio album, out April 12 on Roswell/RCA.

FF fans jonesing for another several seconds of new material should head posthaste to http://www.foofighters.fm and move the virtual tuner to 101.5 for this new taste.

The album received its first public airing at a surprise gig Friday, January 28 at the minuscule Velvet Jones club in Santa Barbara, where the band ripped through the entire record from start to finish–and followed up with a crushing live collection of greatest hits and rarely played deep cuts including “Wattershed” from the band’s self-titled 1995 debut.

In other live FF news, the band has announced its first U.S. show (so far) of 2011: a May 21 headlining appearance at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. CST Wednesday, February 2, and will be available via http://Hangoutmusicfest.com or 888-512-SHOW. The show is the second of many domestic dates to be announced in an upcoming world tour, the first being a May 27 appearance at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA. Other recently announced FF dates abroad include headlining appearances at the UK’s Isle of Wight, the Netherlands’ PinkPop, Wulheide Stadium in Berlin, and numerous others across the UK and Europe including an already sold out 130,000 capacity July 2 & 3 headline “weekender” at the Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK.

Foo Fighters’ still untitled seventh album, produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. The new record also marks the Foo Fighters’ first full length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, who produced new tracks “Wheels” and “Word Forward” on 2009’s Greatest Hits and with whom Dave Grohl (of course) first worked on Nirvana’s classic Nevermind. Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic also makes a cameo, contributing bass and accordion to “I Should Have Known,” while former Nirvana touring guitarist and longtime extended FF family member Pat Smear now joins the permanent FF core of Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett.

PJ HARVEY SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK APPEARANCES CONFIRMED

‘LET ENGLAND SHAKE’ OUT FEBRUARY 15

PJ Harvey has confirmed two U.S. headline shows in addition to her appearance at the already sold out Coachella festival.

The headline dates—April 14 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco and April 20 at Terminal 5 in New York—fall on either side of the April 17 Coachella set.

Tickets for the San Francisco show are on sale now and New York tickets will go on sale February 4 at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0000462BAF666421

PJ Harvey’s eighth studio album, ‘Let England Shake’, will be released February 15 in the U.S. by Vagrant Records. The record’s release is already being heralded by some of the most enthusiastic critical notices of her distinguished career: In her native UK, ‘Let England Shake’ has received 5 star reviews from Q and MOJO, while UNCUT named it Album of the Month.

While here in the U.S., pre-review reception has been equally enthusiastic, with “Written On The Forehead” inspiring THE NEW YORKER to posit that PJ Harvey may well be “still the single most uncompromising, restless presence in modern rock,” while “The Words That Maketh Murder” earned a ROLLING STONE Top Singles review and news of the new album’s impending release moved NEW YORK magazine to remark “PJ Harvey, we’ve missed you.”

Preorders for Let England Shake are live now at iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMultiRoom?fcId=414764830

And  Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Let-England-Shake-PJ-Harvey/dp/B004GHYCKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1294356601&sr=8-1

PJ Harvey’s band for these rare U.S. headline gigs and Coachella will be John Parish, Mick Harvey and Jean-Marc Butty.

For further information, check back at http://www.pjharvey.net/ and/or contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man amy@nastylittleman.com