Morning Music Notes – Gentlemen of Simcoe, Ontario
No New Tool Album in 2013, and It’s Not Scooter-Accident Related
If you didn’t hear the scooter accident news, you’re forgiven for thinking my headline is moronic. A couple of members of Tool were in minor Scooter accidents, which apparently delayed the recording of their new album. Singer Maynard James Keenan has told a Chilean radio station (as one does), ““No new disc, not this year… I have not written any songs. So no, there is nothing” (via Consequence of Sound). Well, that’s a depressing way to start the day.
The Flaming Lips Covering the Stone Roses, But Just How Extensively?
The Flaming Lips covered all of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side on the Moon album, originally one of the best known albums of all-time. That takes balls (or a lack of brains, which often go hand in hand). Through a series of tweets from singer Wayne Coyne, it looks like the Lips have covered several tracks from the Stone Roses debut album. Pitchfork even speculates that they are covering the entire album. This will be good for the Stone Roses, who are headlining Coachella, much to the confusion of many youngsters.
Mumford & Sons Bring Gentlemen of the Road Tour Back to North America
Those banjo loving guys in Mumford & Sons are reviving their Gentlemen of the Road tour and hitting up North America and the UK again. They’ll have some good guests, too, including The Vaccines (who we just saw in Toronto), Vampire Weekend, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, fun., and Alabama Shakes (via Hollywood Reporter).
Last year’s shows were one-off shows in some cities, while this year, it will be a Friday night concert and an all-day Saturday event. The Canadian show will be in the small town of Simcoe, Ontario – now how about that? Tickets go on sale Friday for $109 plus $40 if you want to camp. Check out the website for more details, and check out the bands/tour dates for Simcoe below.
Aug 23rd – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Aug 24th – Mumford & Sons
With acts scheduled over the weekend: The Vaccines, Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan, Willy Mason, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bear’s Den plus more
Listen! AraabMUZIK – The Prince is Coming
“You are now listening to AraabMUZIK” is the battle cry heard, letting you know that you are in fact listening to AraabMUZIK. Now the beatmaker has made a mixtape called For Professional Use Only. Below is a track from this called The Prince is Coming. It’s an upbeat, instrumental one, with some great percussion. Check it out below.