Absolutely Kosher Records and Misra Records are giving away a free 8-song digital sampler of upcoming releases titled Soon. It includes new cuts from 60 Watt Kid, Rollercoaster Project and Buttonhead among others. Download Soon here.
The Pet Shop Boys in the face of unrelenting ridicule have decided to brave a North American tour. The sojourn begins in Montreal on August 29 and ends in Las Vegas on September 26. The tour supports their new album Yes. José just says No.
Perpetual pop poseurs Fall out Boy are making a comic book. The new comic titled Fall Out Toyworks will be published by Image Comics. The book is based on their song "Tiffany Blews" and will be on stands September 2nd.
Drake is deep in the drama this week. IODA released The Girls Love Drake online this week despite the fact that the samples are not yet cleared. Drake is in the middle of an A&R war over his debut release and IODA may have spoiled the deal. Drake claims not to have authorized IODA and now is planning to sue the Canadian-based company.
Rhino Records is releasing a complete Woodstock box set this August 18th. the box includes thirty-eight previously unreleased recordings. The set, titled Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm box uses a track listing accurate to the actual running order of the legendary 1969 festival including stage announcements. José says don’t take the brown acid.
The Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor died last week of complications from surgery. Taylor won more awards than any other blues artist in her lifetime, 29 Blues Music Awards in all and was nominated for eight Grammys. Her last performance was a May 7th appearance at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis. She was 81.
Japandroids album Post-Nothing is being released worldwide release on CD and vinyl August 4. Polyvinyl does the honors leaving the digital download date scheduled for June 9th. The LP follows up their 2007 and 2008 EPs All Lies, and Lullaby Death Jams respectively.