Today In Music News: Fri Aug 20

We got too busy to get a post up yesterday — sorry! — so we’re just gonna bury you in news today.

Warpaint got a bunch of buzz at NXNE here in Toronto, so I suspect that several locals are anticipating the upcoming release of their full-length album, The Fool.

Stereolab will be releasing their latest record Not Music via Drag City on November, 16, 2010. The tracks that make up Not Music were recorded in early 2007 – half of the recordings from the session were released in August 2008 as Chemical Chords – Stereolab’s eleventh album!

The Thermals have a new video featuring former Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein. The video is for the song I Don’t Believe You from their forthcoming album Personal Life.

Julian Casablancas is a Mets fan, and he wants to write an anthem for his beloved home team. No word yet on if the Mets are interested.

NME published their list of the best new bands of the year (which is not yet over, guys); you can check out who made it — Avi Buffalo, Kisses, Diamond Rings and Cults are included — and hear some songs on their site.

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler spoke out against Wyclef Jean’s presidential dreams recently, saying:

Technically, [Wyclef Jean] shouldn’t be eligible because he hasn’t been a resident of Haiti. And I think him not speaking French and not being fluent in Creole would be a really major issue in trying to run a really complex government, like the government in Haiti. […] I really hope he throws his support behind someone who is really competent and really eligible.

Dan Mangan and Elliott Brood have both announced new tour dates.

The number of female rappers signed to major label deals has been declining for ten years now; a new film called “My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women In Hip-Hop” examines the fall of the popular female MC.

Aerosmith’s bassist — yeah, I don’t know his name either — told a Newark paper that Steven Tyler will be a judge on the next season of American Idol.

Have you always wanted to see New Kids On The Block…in Nassau? Here’s your chance!

This is a shame: Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd is homeless.

In terribly sad news, a man committed suicide at a Swell Season concert last night.

Photo by la-underground, courtesy of Creative Commons


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