New Music Announcements from The Killers, Big Boi, and Jim James from My Morning Jacket
The Killers will name their 4th studio album Battle Born, which is where the band recorded the album (via Consequence of Sound). It doesn’t quite have the same ring as “Abbey Road”. Brandon Flowers said to Rolling Stone, “In a sense, all Americans are battle born. Our ancestors came here for something better.” Makes sense, right? The album should be out in the fall.
One half of Outkast, Big Boi, will be releasing his second solo album this year. On Twitter last night, Big Boi told us that the album will be called Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (via Pitchfork). He also mentioned that he recorded a song with Big K.R.I.T. and UGK. Thanks for the info – I just had a taco for breakfast, but I didn’t tweet about it (*double checks Twitter).
Singer Jim James from My Morning Jacket is going to have a new solo album, but likely not until early 2013 (via Rolling Stone). The bearded wonder said of the solo album, “It’s done. I think it’s gonna come out in early February of next year. I think people who are fans of My Morning Jacket will obviously recognize some things on there, my voice and stuff like that. It’s got some mellow stuff on there, but it’s also got some really different stuff. I’m really proud of it. I think it’s got some different soundscapes that I’ve been into that maybe have been hidden on some Jacket records.”
Yes, fans of My Morning Jacket should recognize your voice, but thanks for the insight.
Lastly, the Kanye West / Jay-Z collaborative album, Watch the Throne, sounds like it’s getting a sequel. Kanye West told Quiet Lunch, “I’m working on the G.O.O.D. Music album of course…[I’m working on]Watch the Throne 2, which is not started yet, but that’s coming” (via Chart Attack). That could mean 2013, it could mean 2023, but it’s coming!