Today In Music News: Mon Nov 8

The National Film Board of Canada is releasing a series of film works looking at apartment life in this country, for its new Highrise project. The interactive web documentary Out My Window will feature music from Canuck artists like Maylee Todd, Ratatat and Jim Guthrie; the Guthrie track is available for free download.

The project was directed by Katerina Cizek and is one of the world’s first feature-length 360-degree documentaries, as users can visit rooms in apartments or look out the window to see the residents’ views. The 360-degree environments were created with still images, and some objects contain clickable links to audio clips or short videos made from animated stills.

Today in keeping it classy, the remaining Jackson brothers have launched a new clothing line called J5 Collection. It’s supposed to “honour” their time in the Jackson 5, but to me the clothing looks more like the styles their deceased brother Michael made famous. Planning for the line began a week after Michael Jackson’s death a year and a half ago.

Have you heard? Seminal britpop band Pulp have reunited for live shows!

This is a neat tool: Dirby lets you create MP3s from YouTube videos.

The Juno submission deadline is coming up — if you want to get your music in for consideration, have it to them by Friday November 12.

Jack White is said to be a guest on the upcoming Danger Mouse project (which is apparently “spaghetti-western inspired”? Uh… cool?).

More news regarding Daft Punk’s highly anticipated soundtrack, another full track has been made available online.

From the looks of this video, The Flaming Lips’ annual March Of 1,000 Skeletons was pretty cool.

Brazilian electro-rock band CSS have put up their previously “lost” EP’s for free, thanks to a fan and his clever use of the Way Back Machine.

Kanye West showed off his new album art yesterday, which features a cut-out window which reveals one of multiple images that come included with the record.

Joy Division fans should be overjoyed to hear that information about the upcoming limited edition 7″ box set hit the web recently.

Photo by Carl Heindl, via Creative Commons


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