Today In Music News: Thu Aug 23

?uestlove — of The Roots and subsequently the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show — is writing a book! It’s titled Mommy, What’s A Questlove? and will contain “music factoids with real life stories, celebrity encounters, and thoughts on life written in his signature stream-of-consciousness style.”

Rapper Aesop Rock has launched a new website called 900 Bats, which serves as a “creative resource for arts, information, and oddities”. Kimya Dawson has already contributed to the site, as well as some other notable artists, so this is one to keep an eye on!

Beat The Indie Drum has released a huge new playlist, featuring Leif Vollebeck, Zola Jesus and The Radio Dept.

Want to save 10% at online music store Insound this month? Enter the code fallfun10 at checkout.

You can get a five-song sampler of Trent Reznor’s soundtrack for The Social Network — the movie’s getting great reviews — when you pre-order. There’s also a remix contest that could win you a trip to L.A. to meet Trent and Atticus.

I love these minimalist music video posters by Frederico Mancoso. I really want the “Sabotage” one.

Band of Four have funded their new album through Pledge Music, all from the band’s fans. Content will be released on January 25, 2011.

Photo by Wayne Marshall, via Creative Commons


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