End of Week Recap: September 6-10


    Labor Day weekend is long gone, but it seems like everyone’s  still getting back into the swing of things. So whether you’re heading back to school after a long and lazy summer or returning to a  nine-to-five job, chances are there’s a lot on your mind that isn’t necessarily music-related.

    Quite honestly, we don’t blame you. A lot can happen in a given week that consumes the better part of your attention.

    We’re back once again to fill you in on all things music. Think of it as a temporary break from the daily grind. Or at least a fabulous procrastination tool if you’re an overworked college student. So enjoy the following recap, no matter who you are or what you’ve got on your plate.

    — Remember when we told you that Panda Bear would release Tomboy this month? Well, we were lying.

    — We might have lied about Daft Punk‘s massive tour next year, too.

    But everything else that follows is totally true. Honest!

    Amy Winehouse is still alive and making music. Find out more here.

    The Rolling Stones are retiring.

    Harvest of Hope got axed.

    Freebass broke up.

    Bonnaroo is already shaping up to be epic.

    Amazon purchased the digital music site Amie Street.

    — A track from Kings on Leon‘s forthcoming LP surfaced.

    — There’s plenty of other new material to hear as well. Sufjan Stevens put a new song. And The Decemberists put out three.

    — As if The xx couldn’t get any bigger, they won the 2010 Mercury Prize.

    The Dresden Dolls announced a brief reunion tour.

    M. Ward and Chris Walla, among others, will participate in a Led Zeppelin tribute.

    Massive Attack have a new EP in the works. So does Metallica.

    Squarepusher detailed his forthcoming LP.

    Soundgarden shed some light their upcoming plans.

    N.E.R.D. and a bunch of other special guests will join Gorillaz on tour.

    — Michael Roffman dissected the new Weezer album.

    — Adam Kivel shared his thoughts on The Thermals‘ latest effort.

    — Chris Coplan reviewed Body Talk Pt. 2, the second of Robyn‘s three planned albums for this year.

    — Drew Litowitz told us about Cotton Jones‘ new gem.

    — We posted our report on the inaugural North Coast Music Fest

    — Philip Cosores covered FYF  ’10.

    — And as if we don’t post enough festival-related material on this site, Karina Halle took on Bumbershoot.

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