Today In Music News: Fri Oct 29

’80s synth-revivalists La Roux claim ’80s revivalism is “so over”.

“I don’t want to make synth music for the rest of my fucking life,” she told Spinner. “It was a time when I was into that, but whatever, it’s done with; it’s gone. The whole genre is so over. It was my thing and I’m bored with it. If I see anything more ’80s-themed, I’m going to bust.”

If you’re one of the many Aphex Twin fans clamoring for more material (the electronic artist has been curiously low key in recent years), then news that he has multiple albums already completed and just sitting around should please you:

“I’ve got six completed,” he told the magazine. “Two are very non-commercial, abstract, modular-synthesis, field recordings – those I finished four years ago. Another one is Melodies From Mars, which I redid about three years ago. There’s one of stuff I won’t go into; a comp of old tracks, which is never really finished and always changing; and then one I’m working on now. There are also loads of tracks which don’t belong anywhere.”

The San Francisco Film Society’s screening of 1919 silent film Sir Arne’s Treasure on December 14 will be accompanied by an original score by The Mountain Goats, performed live.

Pitchfork has a good list of streamable content up right now, including: Caribou’s Swan Remixes, chillwave band Small Black’s New Chain, and more.

Too many songs for an EP, not enough for an LP? Try releasing a 3P!

Try instead, every 3 months, to record and release a new 3P, a 3-song collection of somewhat similar tunes! I first heard this term used by the folks at and it perfectly described something I’m trying right now in my own music career.

The Black Keys have announced plans to release a limited edition box set of their latest record Brothers, on Friday, November 26th. There’s also talk of a look-alike contest…

It’s almost Halloween — AUX is here to help you out if you’re still looking for a costume. I wonder where they found that pic of Nick Cave smiling?

Photo by NRK P3, via Creative Commons


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