Morning Music Notes – The Morning After

After jetting to Brooklyn to watch Atoms for Peace, driving to Ottawa for a wedding, and driving to Toronto to watch the Breaking Bad finale, all I want to do is sleep for 16 hours. But I’ll give you some music news first.

Arcade Fire - Here Comes the Night Time - YouTube screen cap
Arcade Fire hit up Saturday Night Live on Saturday and played Reflektor and Afterlife, and tried their hand at some comedy. NBC then aired a Roman Coppola-directed special called Here Comes the Night Time. Why should you care? Because you get to see the band play new songs Here Comes the Night Time, We Exist, and Normal Person (which is what I will be one day). We get tons of comedic guest stars, such as Michael Cera, James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Ben Stiller, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, plus Bono shows up. Check out the 22+ minutes of Arcade Fire action, as part of the Creators Project, below.

Arcade Fire – Here Comes The Night Time / We Exist / Normal Person

Morning Music Notes

I won’t give out any spoilers, except that Jesse is Walt’s half son (kidding!), but during the final scene of Breaking Bad, Badfinger’s Baby Blue was played. During the Sopranos’ final scene, Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ was played, leading to a resurgence that we still regrettably hear at midnight at most rock bars. Will the same happen to the 1972 Billboard top 20 hit?

If you like BBC Radio 1, you might like what what the head guy, George Ergatoudis had to say about why they don’t play certain popular bands. Green Day – “The last Green Day project simply wasn’t good enough.” Muse – “Muse are approaching a crossroads – their last single was the first one not playlisted by Radio 1 in a decade. The door remains open to them but we’ll have to think carefully about their next album.” (via Consequence of Sound)

David Bowie will re-release The Next Day, with 10 bonus tracks, 4 of which are new, while others are remixes. The table scraps are due out in November (via Gigwise)

The hunger strike by Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has unsurprisingly lead to her being hospitalized after 7 days of not eating (via Hollywood Reporter)

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