Linkage: Stone Roses reportedly reuniting, plus R.E.M., Depeche Mode, college radio

A collection of some interesting links we stumbled across this week:

The Stone Roses to announce tour The U.K. music press, and even the non-music press, was abuzz Friday night with reports the classic Madchester band finally will reunite to play concerts in 2012 — rumors, of course, that sprout up and are denied every year. A press conference supposedly is set for Tuesday to announce the alleged reunion. [The Sun]

How R.E.M. made me love fonts The end of the college-rock faves not only meant no more music to Javi Hironen, it also meant no more new fonts. The graphic designer pays tribute to R.E.M.’s choice in typefaces over the years, including his Top 5.  [100gf | Politics and Computers]

Lead me into your darkness: Songs of Faith and Devotion and 1993 A Glasgow blogger looks back on Depeche Mode’s Songs of Faith and Devotion era, going over the release of the album and its corresponding singles — and reminding us what it was like to only learn about life-changing music news from a small blurb in Melody Maker. [Almost predictable. Almost]

End transmission: Are these the final days of college radio? A sobering look at the nationwide trend of shutting down campus radio stations, once lone beacons of underground sounds and the imported sounds of the U.K. All eyes remain on San Francisco’s KUSF, which has asked the FCC to stop its sale by the University of San Francisco. [Spin]

 

 

 

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