A post-Record Store Day/Coachella 2011 recap


post coachella rsd recap 260x260 A post Record Store Day/Coachella 2011 recapThanks to the wonder that is the Internet, the music industry is an endless being, a creature of pure motion that is always dragging its various tentacles forward to a future of further hype and equally combustible excitement. Because of the size of such a beast, there is little in the world that can halt this monstrosity. Well, irresistible force, meet the immovable object: the one-two punch of Record Store Day and the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. With this once-a-year happening, people get lost in the energy and the sounds and the drama and forget that outside of the dingy record shops and the enchantment of a field in the middle-of-nowhere California, things are still going down in the rest of the land of music-making. So, as a reminder to ensure you know the party’s over, here’s a plethora of the latest releases, news bits and developments, and much more that a lot of you undoubtedly missed whilst forgetting about the happenings of Planet Earth. Reality’s a bitch, folks!

R.I.P. The Stills.

Lady Gaga‘s latest single, “Judas” hit the web.

My Morning Jacket launched a Self-Hypnosis Series.

LCD Soundsystem will release their final concert on DVD.

Stream two tracks off Radiohead‘s Record Store Day single.

— In other news, there’s no such thing as The King of Limbs, pt 2.

Death Cab for Cutie previewed three tracks from their new album.

— Watch the Arctic Monkeys’ new video for “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”.

Soundgarden announced the first four dates for their first North American tour in 14 years.

Santigold is back with a brand new single. Hear “Go”, featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

The Shins are back and gearing up for their first performance in three years. Also, hear them perform a new song.

— Awesome show alert: Rage Against the Machine is teaming up with Muse and Rise Against for a summer concert in Los Angeles.

Pitchfork Music Festival rounded out its 2011 lineup with Thurston Moore, Superchunk, Battles, Toro Y Moi, tUnE-yArDs, Cold Cave, and more.

— Hear a taste of David Byne and Will Oldham‘s soundtrack for the upcoming film This Must Be The Place. Also see Sean Penn dress like The Cure’s Robert Smith.

— Wiz Khalifa, Thievery Corporation, Common, Neon Indian, Little Dragon, and Gogol Bordello are among the initial acts confirmed for this year’s North Coast Music Festival.

— The world biggest’s music festival revealed its 2011 lineup. U2, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Morrissey, Queens of the Stone Age, Chemical Brothers, Paul Simon, Bright Eyes, and a thousand more are set for Glastonbury 2011.

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