New Doves - "Push Me On (Playgroup Megamix)" (Stereogum Premiere)

After prepping with a Progress Report and then tracking "Jetstream" and Kingdom Of Rust's emotional title track, we felt pretty secure in our knowledge of Doves' fourth album, though in no way did we expect an icy, 12-minute, techno-infused remix of a b-side. But here goes: British electroclash act Playgroup, aka Trevor Jackson, has extended non-album track "Push Me On" and taken it onto a very cold dance floor. More surprising than the remix itself? That it basically works. Even if you spit out your afternoon coffee when you read the word "electroclash."Continue reading New Doves - "Push Me On (Playgroup Megamix)" (Stereogum Premiere)... - Source

Depeche Mode plot US summer tour

Depeche Mode have announced the dates of an extensive North American tour this summer. - Source

New Silversun Pickups - "Panic Switch"

Our last Silversun Pickups post had a Joaquin Phoenix directorial credit attached to it. This was before he embarrassed himself on Letterman. The Los Angeles band's "Panic Switch" appears to be Phoenix free, but frontman Brian Aubert's androgynous vocals (and overall vocal harmonies) remain Breeders-esque, and the band's sound '90s alternative. Because some things don't change. The track's from the Pickups' forthcoming second album Swoon. Like their debut, it was produced by Dave Cooley.Continue reading New Silversun Pickups - "Panic Switch"... - Source

The Prodigy Hit Number One

'Invaders Must Die' sails to the top of the album charts... - Source

China Bans Oasis!

Chinese authorities shelve shows after discovering Noel's "Free Tibet" sympathies... - Source

Muse: 'Our new album is set for Classic FM'

Muse have revealed that they are around halfway finished writing their next album, and that it will feature collaborations with an orchestra. - Source

Blur Confirmed For Glastonbury

As we told you earlier in the week, Bruce Springsteen is confirmed as a headliner for the Glastonbury Festival this year, but now the newly reunited Blur have confirmed they too will be playing the festival this year. - Source

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Century Of Self

An album thoroughly recommended for those who like to think while they rock out - Source

The Pirate Bay founders go on trial over copyright infringement

The founders of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay have gone on trial in Sweden on charges of copyright theft. - Source

SXSW 2009 Full Showcase Schedule Announced

The annual list of who is playing what official SXSW showcase at where during when is up and ready for clicking. Round out your itinerary, spot the conflicts, and download all the MP3s. - Source