Duran Duran Spinoff Band, Arcadia, Will Reissue Only Album

Back in 1985, the biggest "boy band", Duran Duran, split up into two bands.  Two members, John and Andy Taylor, went off to create the Power Station and the remaining three members (Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, and Nich Rhodes) went off to create Arcadia.  While Power Station sound more rock-ish, Arcaida had a different unique sound.  At the time I was nine years old but I distinctly remembering playing the vinyl for "So Red the Rose" over and over again and I was glad to read from Slicing Up Eyeballs, that they are going to reissue the original album with the original album, remixes, and a DVD with all the videos plus "making of" vignettes for each video.  Full tracklisting inside...


Soundgarden Reforms

Chris Cornell announces that Soundgarden will reform in his twitter feed.  Rumors have been flying around for quite some time and now it's official.  Out of the whole 90's "grunge" movement, they were one of the few highlights, IMO.  It's also being said that they are reuniting for the 2010 Coachella festival which is quite possible since it has been the stage for many reunions over the years (ie, Pixies, Verve, Throbbing Gristle, Rage Against the Machine, etc.). 

Excellent Online Rebirth

UPDATE 2009-12-31 12:11AM:  Holy crap.  We've been going though all of our old posts and catagorizing them.  You can see the start of the work in the "tag cloud".  As a web visitor I never really like tagged clouds but I guess it does give you a high-level view of the bands that we talk about on this site.  Actually, right now it's focused on the bands that we talked about in the late 90's.  Hopefully it'll be more balanced out when we get into current headlines and not so Blur, Verve, and Oasis heavy. 


MGMT Teach "Art Is Everywhere" On Yo Gabba Gabba!

Last year we told you MGMT were set to appear on season two of Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba! as space Vikings performing a song called "Art Is Everywhere." We weren't lying, but it took some time to track down the footage via an obscurely tagged YouTube clip ("Russian Rugrats") uploaded this summer. Some would argue that MGMT basically always make children's music. Whatever your stance, they definitely look comfortable (and stoned?) piloting their avian longboat and making like Abstract Expressionists.Continue reading MGMT Teach "Art Is Everywhere" On Yo Gabba Gabba!...


Morrissey: "Rourke Was Not Sacked By Postcard"

The Smiths' singer rebuffs claims by bass player Andy Rourke that he was sacked by a handwritten postcard from the frontman.

Coldplay V. Satriani Case Closed

Yesterday Judge Pregerson dismissed Joe's "Viva La Vida" copyright infringement lawsuit "upon Stipulation" which according to TwentyFourBit means the Chickenfoot guitarist got himself paid. Parse the dockets here if you can.

New Grizzly Bear Video - "While You Wait For The Others"

Sean Pecknold got his first mentions around here by directing videos for Fleet Foxes, the band of his folk bro Robin. But as we've noted, that partnership wasn't (just) nepotism: "Mykonos" was a lovely oragami-inspired, choreographed visual meditation, and of "White Winter Hymnal" I said "Basically if psychedelic folk music could be made out of animated clay, it would look like this." So while Sean could theoretically guilt trip Fleet Foxes into hiring him repeatedly, other acts now are hiring him just because he makes compelling clips.


British Sea Power, Sigur Ros' string band for Jersey festival

British Sea Power and Amiina, the Icelandic quartet who provide backing strings for Sigur Ros, are set to play live at the forthcoming Branchage Film Festival in Jersey later this year. Source

Flight Of The Conchords reveal new album tracklisting

Flight Of The Conchords have revealed the tracklisting of their forthcoming second album, 'I Told You I Was Freaky'. Source

Nirvana and Courtney Slam Guitar Hero

Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl criticise Guitar Hero while Courtney threatens legal action. Source