Ash to release 26 new singles in a year

Ash are offering a new song as a free download before beginning a year-long run of 26 single releases. - Source

Radiohead At Work On New Album

The band are back in the studio, says Colin Greenwood... - Source

New Cornershop Video - "The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History In The Making)"

It's been awhile, but Cornershop's still alive and following up 2002's Handcream For A Generation with the forthcoming Cornering The Market. That's where you'll find first single "The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History In The Making)." You'll also find it as the backing track to this Prashant Bhargava-directed video. Cornershop offer the details at MySpace:

Well before the current interest in India as a different locational source for film, Chicago's award winning Grafitti artist turned award winning Film-maker and Designer Prashant Bhargava put together his film Patang -- this feature length drama is set during the jubilant atmosphere of India's largest kite festival. Luckily for us he also did a video for "The Roll Off Characteristics"

Lucky for us, too. Get out your confetti:Continue reading New Cornershop Video - "The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History In The Making)"... - Source

The Soft Bulletin Turns 10

Though they're clearly still going strong, ten years ago yesterday Oklahoma's favorite sons released their ninth and generally speaking most beloved album The Soft Bulletin. It was the Flaming Lips' moody, poppy, deeply atmospheric followup to 1997's quadruple turntable adventure Zaireeka and it was followed by another critical and commercial success, 2002's Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, but The Soft Bulletin found the Lips (and producer Dave Fridmann) nailing something especially magical. It's somehow welcoming, chilly, lonesome, communal, psychedelic, and down home at the same time. The collection crystallized the Lips' step into less experimental directions, found them a larger audience, and provided a template for future releases. To celebrate The Soft Bulletin's 10-year mark we've collected seven assorted covers -- from the worlds of indie, jazz, pop, folk, even a cappella -- to give an idea of the album's far-reaching impact. And, while you're at it, you should listen to the original again. It still sounds like it was recorded entirely at sunset.Continue reading The Soft Bulletin Turns 10... - Source

File-sharing only makes big acts bigger, study shows

The era of file-sharing has not increased the exposure of new artists, according to a new study. - Source

Jason Lytle , Yours Truly, The Commuter

Yours Truly the Commuter is an adventurous and engaging record gives more on every listen. - Source

Danger Mouse, David Lynch, Sparklehorse album canned over label battle

An official CD album of the forthcoming project by Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch, will not be released due to the risk of legal action from Danger Mouse's record label, EMI. - Source

Pirate Bay founder aims to bankrupt opposing lawyers

One of the founders of torrent website The Pirate Bay has concocted an elaborate scheme he believes will drive the lawyers who acted on behalf of the music industry in the recent copyright infringement trial out of business. - Source

Manic Street Preachers, Journal For Plague Lovers

Journal For Plague Lovers is enigmatic, engulfed, enraged. - Source

Elbow to join Coldplay on North American jaunt

Elbow have announced that they will support Coldplay on several US tour dates this summer. - Source