Today In Music News: Tue Dec 14

Das Racist — who released two of the year’s best hip-hop mixtapes — have been detained and deported from the UK as of last night. A post on the group’s website said:

“Sorry to everybody who was planning on coming to Cargo last night, it was a show and city we were all incredibly excited for and it was a shame yr govvy doesn’t like us! Because of our POLITICAL VIEWS! We’ll be back soon, maybe we’ll leave the airport next time.”

Trent Reznor has received a Golden Globe nomination for his soundtrack work in The Social Network.

Handsome Furs will start recording their third album next month.

Broken Social Scene will keep touring in 2011, with dates in Canada and the U.S.

For all of you Tim & Eric fans out there, Tim Heidecker has teamed up with Davin Wood (who also contributes music to the surrealistic show) to release a record called Starting From Nowhere. It should be pretty interesting, judging by the press release description of the record:

The recordings evoke the sounds of ‘70s soft rock (Eagles, Billy Joel, Doobie Brothers), singer-songwriters (Jackson Browne, Seals and Croft), and ace studio rock groups (Steely Dan, Queen). The combination of Heidecker’s strange mix of dry humor and sincerity with Wood’s spot-on ability to create authentically nostalgic sounding tracks creates a simultaneously puzzling and delightful listening experience; one that deserves multiple spins and is bound to result in spontaneous shower serenades.

George Clinton is suing the Black Eyed Peas over their use of a sample from his song “(Not Just) Knee Deep” on their track “Shut Up.”

Today in indie Christmas music news: Yellow Bird Project has posted a playlist full of holiday songs, and Parlovr have made two tracks available via PWYC donation to Avaaz.

Photo by Carlos Solares, via Creative Commons


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