Morning Music Notes – The Dog Days Are Over
It’s the end of summer – not officially, but post-Labour Day in Canada is the unofficial end. While this may be bad news, the fall has a shitload of potentially awesome albums to be released upon our ears. Not really sure where I’m going with this intro, so let me get to the Morning Music Notes.
Everybody’s On The Run: Noel Gallagher Accidentally Brings Spider to Festival, Quarantines The Backstage Area
The Jersey Live Festival had a bit of a shock on the weekend, when a green-fanged spider was discovered in one of Noel Gallagher’s flight cases, causing the backstage area to be quarantined (via NME). I guess that could’ve been the ‘death of you and me’, right Noel? ‘If I Had A Gun’, the spider trouble would’ve gone away. The spider was singing ‘Don’t Go Away’, since he wanted to bite Noel. The spider travelled ‘All Around the World’, right after he was ‘Fuckin’ in the Bushes’. Okay, let’s end these piss poor, Austin Power-esque attempts at pun humour and get to the damn story.
Noel was nowhere to be seen (read: he was at the pub), but his crew noticed the spider as they were unloading his guitars. A local wildlife trust came to the scene – who would’ve thought to call them?! A spokeswoman from Jersey Live said “Staff immediately set about catching the spider and an area backstage had to be quarantined for nearly 20 minutes. Noel had not arrived at the gig and so was blissfully unaware of the panic the spider caused.”
Beck and Flying Lotus Teamed Up for Unknown Release
Both are experimental, boundary-pushing artists. Perhaps it makes sense that Beck and Flying Lotus have teamed up (although Consequence of Sound says the exact opposite in their intro). In an interview with Drowned in Sound, FlyLo said “He (Beck) hit me up after the last record and wanted to do something. It sounds like Can but fucked up. It’s really quite dark.”
No word on how or when it’ll be released, but my bet is that it’ll be pretty awesome. And I bet on England to win every World Cup, so I know a thing or two about betting.
Jay-Z and/or Rihanna to Join Coldplay at Paralympic Closing Ceremonies?
Coldplay are confirmed to play the Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Paralympic Games – this much we know. However, we also know that Rihanna likes showing up with Coldplay, and that Jay-Z likes playing with rock groups (if you can call Coldplay that). The rumour mill is saying that since Jay-Z and Chris Martin are friends, that both Jay-Z and Rihanna could make ‘surprise’ appears with Coldplay this upcoming Sunday night (via Gigwise). Chris Martin and Jay-Z teamed up on the Jay-Z track Beach Chair, and Jay-Z returned the favour, by appearing on the Coldplay remix of Lost!. Regardless of what happens, this will surely be better than the bizarro closing to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Watch! Green Day – Kill the DJ
It’s hard to post about other bands when listening to the PeteHatesMusic stream of the new album by The xx, but here it goes. Green Day have a new video for their terribly average new song, Kill the DJ. Green Day are an interesting band, earning ‘punk’ cred by surviving a mud bombardment at Woodstock 94 and making the excellent Dookie, then coming back from the abyss to reviving their careers with American Idiot. The band went more poppy and mainstream with their rehashing of American Idiot on 21st Century Breakdown, and now have 3 albums coming.
Based on the singles and snippets we’ve heard, we have no idea what to expect – mainstream crap, or a return to 90s form. One minute we have mainstream, poppy garbage (see below), and other times we have full on, rockin’ pop punk tracks. Thank goodness we have three albums of songs to wade through for the good stuff.
Green Day – Kill the DJ