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Music News, June 8, 2012

Industry Wrap: Music News, June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012, By

Minaj vs. Summer Jam, Badu vs. Coyne and more

Grimes Announces Mythical Gymnastics Tour

Grimes Announces Mythical Gymnastics Tour

June 8, 2012, By

Grimes will launch a North American tour this fall, following select festival appearances this summer, as well as a short Canadian tour with Skrillex and …

Dirty Projectors Release Video For “Gun Has No Trigger”

Dirty Projectors Release Video For “Gun Has No Trigger”

June 8, 2012, By

In support of their upcoming album Swing Lo Magellan, out July 10, Dirty Projectors have released a music video for the lead single, “Gun Has No …

Temper Trap – The Temper Trap

Temper Trap – The Temper Trap

June 8, 2012, By

Few bands would complain about having a world-conquering smash hit single on a debut album. “Sweet Disposition” off of Australian group the Temper Trap’s …

Balam Acab Adds More North American Tour Dates

Balam Acab Adds More North American Tour Dates1

June 7, 2012, By

Alec Koone, the mind behind electronic project Balam Acab, has added another short leg to his North American tour. Koone will join Glasgow post-rock vets …

Grass Widow Releases Video For “Goldilocks Zone”

Grass Widow Releases Video For “Goldilocks Zone”

June 7, 2012, By

Grass Widow has just released a video for “Goldilocks Zone,” a track off of the band’s recently released Internal Logic.   The term Goldilocks …

Big Questions: Is John Cale Writing Limp Bizkit Fan Fiction?

Big Questions: Is John Cale Writing Limp Bizkit Fan Fiction?

June 7, 2012, By

Elder rock statesman John Cale will release a new album on October 6 , his first since 2005′s Black Acetate and his first full-length for Domino’s …

Killer Mike Drops “Big Beast” Video

Killer Mike Drops “Big Beast” Video

June 7, 2012, By

Killer Mike has released a gory, cinematic video for R.A.P. Music‘s lead single, “Big Beast,” featuring Bun B, T.I. and Trouble. …

CMJ New Music Report 1251

CMJ New Music Report 1251

June 7, 2012

Killer Mike’s Solid R.A.P.

Temper Trap @ Ed Sullivan Theater: June 6, 2012

Temper Trap @ Ed Sullivan Theater: June 6, 20121

June 7, 2012, By

  About a week ago, the Temper Trap posted this on its Twitter feed:   “NYC Fans, RT to enter to win tickets to The …

Liars – WIXIW

Liars – WIXIW

June 7, 2012, By

There are worse reputations to have than being predictably unpredictable. With each successive album Liars have become the type of band that defies easy categorizations …

Photos: Dandy Warhols @ Irving Plaza: June 5, 2012

Photos: Dandy Warhols @ Irving Plaza: June 5, 2012

June 6, 2012

Psychedelic power-pop group the Dandy Warhols played Manhattan’s Irving Plaza Wednesday night in support of their latest record, 2012′s This Machine. All photos by …

New OFF! Video For “Cracked”

New OFF! Video For “Cracked”

June 6, 2012, By

Hardcore supergroup OFF! has released a video for the brief yet energy-packed “Cracked,” a track from the band’s recently released self-titled album. The video …

Retina.it On Pompeii, Italy

Scene Report: Retina.it On Pompeii, Italy1

June 6, 2012

Electronic music erupting like Mount Vesuvius

5 Lessons We Learned From Muse’s Album Trailer

5 Lessons We Learned From Muse’s Album Trailer

June 6, 2012, By

Electronic-tinged prog-rockers, Muse, have posted a teaser trailer for their upcoming album, The 2nd Law. Set to hit shelves in September, the record looks as …

Blind Pilot, Dan Mangan @ Webster Hall: June 5, 2012

Blind Pilot, Dan Mangan @ Webster Hall: June 5, 20121

June 6, 2012, By

The members of Portland folk-pop group Blind Pilot are not big talkers. The band goes on stage, blows your mind, thanks you for your attendance, …