Morning Music Notes – You Snub Me, I’ll Snub You

Last week, we featured the long awaited return of UK electro dance group Klaxons. The band return a week later with another new song from their upcoming new album (after a 4 year break).

Klaxons - Children of the Sun
The track is called Children of the Sun, and is a stark difference to the poppy, disco-esque sounding first single. Maybe it has something to do with the producer, who is Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers. It’s still a goodie, so check it out below.

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Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno, which means Fallon will be looking for another job in about 6 months time. Trying to buck the post-Leno Tonight Show trend, Fallon has booked an all-star musical line up for his first week. Guests include U2, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake. Maybe we can get some collaborations, hmmm?

So the bizarre Chad Smith-Will Ferrell pretend (?) fight about being lookalikes has now led to an official (?) drum battle. On the bright side, the whole thing is for charity. Maybe they can have a flute-off, too? The best part is Smith’s story from a few years ago: “It was at the premiere of Ladies Man many years ago. I’m looking at Will and thinking, “People really think I look like him? I don’t fucking look like that.” He looks me up and down and says, ‘You’re very handsome,’ and walks away. Totally deadpan. I was like, ‘You’re funny. You’re funny.'” Awesome. (via Rolling Stone)

Forgot this one yesterday – City and Colour have pulled out of their Juno Awards performance because they didn’t actually get nominated! Singer Dallas Green noted, “Given that I have not been nominated this year, I would much rather see a new nominee be afforded the opportunity to perform.” Does he mean it and being genuine or is he bitter? To be fair, his latest album didn’t reach the highest of his first three, so there’s that. (via Billboard)

Apparently the rumours may be true. But since I’m using the word ‘may’, they are still just rumours. Internet detectives seem to think that Foo Fighters are in fact recording their new album in a different studio for each and every song. Will it make that much of a difference, outside of travelling a bunch and being asked the same interview question every time? (via Consequence of Sound)

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