Today In Music News: Tuesday July 26

That kitten you see above is TWM’s new mascot, One-Eyed Willy. He’s a rescue cat, because we think animal adoption is great.

You know who else thinks animal adoption is great? Tokyo Police Club. They’re collecting donations for the ASPCA; if you contribute through their site, you’ll get the RAC and DOM remixes of “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger).”

Hey Rosetta! are busy, yo. They’re off to China (!) in August to play at the Canadian Pavilion at the World Expo, and then they kick off a massive tour that has them popping around the U.S. and Canada.

It kind of blows my mind that Arcade Fire are playing Madison Square Gardens soon; I think of that place as Springsteen and U2 territory. In any case, the second show at MSG will be webcast on YouTube, and said webcast will be directed by Terry Gilliam.

Tonight’s webcast for Spin’s 25th anniversary features Flaming Lips and Fang Island. That sounds pretty awesome, yeah?

Indie darlings The Drums and Surfer Blood have announced they will be co-headlining a tour of North America together. The tour its the Mod Club in Toronto on 10/16 and other dates include Vancouver and Montreal.

Gorillaz have announced a North American tour too, as well as an iPhone/iPad video game called Escape to Plastic Beach. Dates and venues can be found through the link (they perform in Toronto on 10/14).

At 3PM EST today, Chromewaves is hosting a free virtual screening of the new Mogwai live concert film, Burning. So that should give you something to do at work this afternoon. There’ll be a Q&A after the screening, and Chromewaves is giving away a prize pack that includes passes to the Toronto or Vancouver screening of the film. All hail the internet!

A band I previously mentioned in my second mini-review post — Grass Widow — have released a really cool video from their very addictive album Past Time (out on Kill Rock Stars). Click here to check it out.

On August 17 Rich Aucoin releases his new EP, Public Publication, a pre-cursor to the upcoming full-length of the same name. You can stream the album online now, and check out his live show from August into the fall as he makes his way across Canada.


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