Today in Music News: Wed Jan 19

The line-up for Coachella 2011 has been announced, and it includes huge acts like Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Kanye West. There are some Canadians filling out the bill as well, including The Rural Alberta Advantage (as part of a North American tour) and a reunited Death From Above 1979. Coachella runs April 15 to 17 in Indio, California.

Destroyer’s new album Kaputt is officially released on January 25, but you can listen to it now at Hype Machine.

It’s important that your tobogganing skills are up to snuff. Geddy Lee will demonstrate.

Is this really Ruby Coast’s first full-length album? Crazy. Even crazier is that it’s available totally free. Watch for them on tour throughout Canada in March and April.

Spike Jonez and Arcade Fire have collaborated on an extended video for the band’s song “The Suburbs” — Scenes from the Suburbs will officially premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Speaking with Pitchfork last August, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler explained that the project was a “science-fiction B-movie companion piece” for the band’s latest record, The Suburbs:

“We played Spike some music from the album and the first images that came to his mind had the same feeling as this idea for a science fiction film I had when I was younger. My brother and I and Spike wrote it together, which was really fun– it was like total amateur hour.”

Is this a sign that Women will continue on? The band is releasing a split 7″ with Canadian band Friendo and UK bands Fair Ohs and Cold Pumas. The release is limited to 500 copies.

The Dodos have a new album, No Color, coming out in March, and fittingly enough they’ve just announced a whole bunch of upcoming dates in North America and Europe. Nothing in Toronto, guys?

Cool contest alert! Enter to win three 7″ records from New Scotland Records over at Herohill.

Photo by Anne Helmond, via Creative Commons



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