Category: Album News

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch diagnosed with cancer; trio cancels concerts, delays album

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch diagnosed with cancer; trio cancels concerts, delays album

The Beastie Boys this morning announced that Adam Yauch, aka MCA, has been diagnosed with cancer, forcing the band to cancel its planned summer concerts […]

Prefab Sprout’s new album, ‘Let’s Change the World With Music,’ due in September

Prefab Sprout’s new album, ‘Let’s Change the World With Music,’ due in September

Beloved British sophisti-pop act Prefab Sprout returns this fall with Let’s Change the World With Music, the reclusive act’s first new album in eight years […]

Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Frank Black pay tribute to Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy

Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Frank Black pay tribute to Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy

Mark Mulcahy, frontman of nearly forgotten ’80s college-rock act Miracle Legion, is the subject of a new tribute album featuring contributions by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, […]

Lou Barlow releasing ‘Goodnight Unknown,’ opening for himself on Dinosaur Jr tour

Lou Barlow releasing ‘Goodnight Unknown,’ opening for himself on Dinosaur Jr tour

When not playing in Sebadoh, Folk Implosion or the reconstituted Dinosaur Jr, lo-fi pioneer Lou Barlow likes to occasionally record under his own name, and, […]

Mission of Burma offers free MP3 of ‘1, 2, 3, Partyy!’ off ‘The Sound The Speed The Light’

Mission of Burma offers free MP3 of ‘1, 2, 3, Partyy!’ off ‘The Sound The Speed The Light’

After teasing fans last week, Matador Records this morning officially announced the Oct. 6 release of Mission of Burma’s third post-comeback LP, The Sound The […]

Dinosaur Jr recalls ‘Farm’ CD in Europe for being too loud. Seriously

Dinosaur Jr recalls ‘Farm’ CD in Europe for being too loud. Seriously

Dinosaur Jr this week recalled the European edition of its new Farm CD for sounding — no joke — too loud. The band, which apparently […]

New Mission of Burma album ‘The Sound The Speed The Light’ due in October

New Mission of Burma album ‘The Sound The Speed The Light’ due in October

Legendary postpunk act Mission of Burma will release its third post-reunion album, The Sound The Speed The Light, on Oct. 6, Matador Records revealed today. […]

New Order spinoff Bad Lieutenant announces debut album ‘Never Cry Another Tear’

New Order spinoff Bad Lieutenant announces debut album ‘Never Cry Another Tear’

Bernard Sumner’s Bad Lieutenant — the new band featuring a Peter Hook-less New Order — this week announced it will release its debut album, Never […]

Living Colour to release new album, ‘The Chair in the Doorway,’ in September

Living Colour to release new album, ‘The Chair in the Doorway,’ in September

The hard-rocking Living Colour today announced plans to release its fifth album, The Chair in the Doorway, on Sept. 15, marking the quartet’s second full-length […]

Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey of the dB’s release ‘Here and Now,’ announce tour

Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey of the dB’s release ‘Here and Now,’ announce tour

  Eighteen years after their first album together, Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey — the heart of ’80 jangle-pop outfit The dB’s — have just […]

New Order members recruit Blur’s Alex James for Bad Lieutenant project

New Order members recruit Blur’s Alex James for Bad Lieutenant project

With Peter Hook having acrimoniously split from New Order, the rest of the legendary synthrock act has enlisted Blur bassist Alex James for a new […]

Ian McCulloch, Martin Gore lend vocals to third Nouvelle Vague album

Ian McCulloch, Martin Gore lend vocals to third Nouvelle Vague album

Having already released two albums of bossa nova-styled New Wave and postpunk covers, French collective Nouvelle Vague has given its upcoming third record a decidedly […]

Morrissey vows to restart Tour of Refusal, announces ‘Swords’ b-sides album

Morrissey vows to restart Tour of Refusal, announces ‘Swords’ b-sides album

Addressing his fans directly for the first time about his illness-plagued Tour of Refusal, Morrissey yesterday released a statement vowing to restart the European leg […]