Today In Music News: Wed Sept 1

Canadian musicians are finding a way to help the U.S. Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico recover from the oil spill earlier this year. Great Lake Swimmers are releasing a new track this week through Swim Drink Fish Music. As well, artists including The Balconies and Dragonette are featured on Spill, a compilation available for free in support of Oceana, a charity working to end offshore drilling.

Canadian psych-rockers Black Mountain performed “Old Fangs” on Jimmy Fallon last night, and you’d be a fool not to check it out. Great band.

Caribou are releasing a double-live album of their ATP New York performance that will only be available at their shows.

Built to Spill have a new video for the song “Hindsight” off their great record There Is No Enemy. The video features Doug and Co. performing at a dance for some quaint old folks– with a sci-fi twist. Watch it now!

The Flaming Lips will perform their album The Soft Bulletin in its entirety in London next July. Deerhoof and Dinosaur Jr. will also be on the show, performing classic albums of their own.

Trip-hop mainstay Tricky has a record coming out through Domino Records this October titled Mixed Race. The album is available for pre-order now on the Domino website.

Luke Doucet’s new album Steel City Trawler is a tribute to his new home city of Hamilton, and comes complete with a graphic album.

The Toronto International Film Festival starts in just over a week, and music will be part of the entertainment along with films: The Sadies and Radio Radio are among the artists playing the opening party for the TIFF Lightbox on September 12.

Wavves and Phoenix are extending their joint tour.

Image by MikeWebkist, via Creative Commons

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