Today in Music News: Mon Feb 7

Big congrats to Boats! of Winnipeg — they’ve just signed with Kill Rock Stars and their latest album Cannonballs, Cannonballs will be released digitally in the U.S. on March 1. They’re playing SXSW next month in Austin, along with a bunch of other dates on both sides of the border through March and April.

Death From Above 1979 are reuniting at Coachella in April — they recently posted online about the upcoming show, their first in five years.

11 seems to be a YES number for me. Though I am usually a pretty rational guy, if I have something on my mind and I see an 11 somewhere, I know I’m on the right path. It’s one of my last remaining superstitions. 2011 has a nice ring to it & if you’re so inclined, it may be the last year ever! So why not say YES? Why not say YES to Coachella? Why not say YES to playing the music we designed to be an undeniable source of power? Why not say YES to stirring up a writhing pit of sweaty humans?

The Sasquatch! line-up was announced and includes the aforementioned DFA1975, a reunited Archers Of Loaf, !!!, The Thermals, Das Racist, Beach House, Flying Lotus and more.

Add The Cars to the reunion list — they’re releasing their first studio album together in more than 20 years on May 10.

LCD Soundsystem have announced their final show ever, which will take place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on April 2nd. From the official LCD Soundsystem site:

lcd soundsystem are playing madison square garden on april 2nd, and it will be our last show ever. we are retiring from the game. gettin’ out. movin’ on. but for just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours — playing stuff we’ve never played before and going out with a bang. and we’d like you to be there.

Atlanta metal gods Mastodon are set to release a live CD/DVD called Live at the Aragon on March 15th.

Concert promoter AEG has created a ticketing company called Outbox that they hope will rival Ticketmaster.

Photo by paperandglue, via Creative Commons

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