Sources over at AtEaseWeb.com confirm that Radiohead will start working on a new album this coming winter! Despite earlier rumours that the band would not be releasing official albums Ed O’Brien has indicated that this is not accurate, they have not abandoned the album format (insert sigh of relief here!).
In actual fact they really like the ‘physicality’ of albums. I have to agree with Ed on that. The combination of art and the composition of songs that make up an album are definitely something I can appreciate. I still buy music online but I’d rather get my hands on it. I’m excited to discover where their winter in the country will take their music!
If the band is out there reading this… my offer of a home cooked meal and baked goodies when you’re in town stands.
Bashing away on my keyboard at work… another day another dollar, right? Thankfully today was different; today I found The Lost Fingers!
Sitting at my desk, headphones on, grinning ear-to-ear with both feet moving! Take some classic 80’s tunes (Pump up the Jam, Straight Up, and Part Time Lover to name a few!) and imagine them revisioned as spanish/jazz guitar masterpieces!
The Lost Fingers are Alex Morrisette (backing vocals & double bass), Christian Roberge (lead vocals & guitar), and Byron Mikaloff (backing vocals & guitar). These three talented musicians are based in Quebec and have been touring all over la belle province. I hope you’ll check them out if they’re in your area and I hope they come to Ottawa/Gatineau soon!
The band has been nominated for the 2009 Juno Awards Album of the Year and the Fan Choice Award! Be sure to vote for them and pick up their album from their website or from iTunes!
There is much to look forward to in the world of music for 2009! There are a few highly anticipated albums coming out over the next few months. These will keep us alive until Spring can revive us!
Timber Timbre – 1/13/09 – The self titled album was released earlier this week. I’m catching the show in February and will definitely pick up a copy then!
Charles Spearin – 2/14/09 – The perfect release for Valentine’s Day… The Happiness Project is the latest creative endevour of Charles Spearing (founding member of Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think). You have to read about it to fully grasp the unique qualities of this album wherein Spearin attempts to “blur the line between speaking and singing”.
Neko Case – 3/3/09 – Neko added a great track from her upcoming album Middle Cyclone. The track is called “People Got A Lotta Nerve” which she has graciously made available for download! For every blog that posts the song they will donate $5 to the Best Friends Foundation. She is just too awesome!
Bell Orchestre – 3/10/09 – Their second album As Seen Through Windows will be released on Arts & Crafts Records. I’ve been hoping for a new CD since their first album came out in 2005! Their recordings are both inspired and inspiring and their live show is breathtaking!
Great Lake Swimmers – 3/31/09 – The dust of their last album tour hadn’t settled before they were hard at work on Lost Channels! They spent some time along the St. Lawrence River recording the new album and I can’t wait to hear the new material! We can expect to see them live in Canada this March!
Ohbijou – 4/??/09 – After a busy tour with The Acorn, Ohbijou has been working hard on their latest offering Beacons. We’ll be able to hear it in early April and don’t be surprised to see them performing at a venue near you!
Amy Millan – ??/??/09 – I don’t know how she finds the time but in between shows with Stars, Amy Millan has found time to work on her second solo album! I haven’t got any official dates yet but I am hoping it will be released very soon!
I’m sure we will see many other great albums this year and hopefully live shows as well! See you there!
Coldplay has officially announced the dates for their 2008 tour. The new album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends will hit stores in North America on June 17th.
The tour dates in Canada are as follows:
07-27 Pemberton, British Columbia – Pemberton Festival
07-29 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
07-30 Calgary, Alberta – Pengrowth Saddledome
08-01 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
10-20 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
10-21 Ottawa, Ontario – Scotiabank Place
10-29 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
10-30 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Tickets go on sale on June 14th!
For other tour dates check out Pitchfork. Thank you Pitchfork for keeping us all informed!
You can listen to the new album’s first single Violet Hill while you dream of the upcoming concert season.