October 20th, 2009
Matador has announced the track listing for the forthcoming singles comp by Polaris Music Prize champs F**ked Up. Out January 26th, Couple Tracks will be a double album made up of “many, many hard-to-find uncollected 7-inch and 12-inch tracks.”
Along with Brody Jenner, Perez Hilton and Kelly Osbourne, Animal Collective have posed for the latest PETA campaign – Save the Seals. The indie faves are protesting the cruelty behind Canada’s annual seal slaughter.
Jay Reatard has found a new rhythm section after his bassist and drummer split on him earlier this month. He’s gone and grabbed members of the Cola Freaks to help him with his upcoming European and U.S. tours and those Pixies shows.
MGMT have revealed that their second album will be called Congratulations. The album is produced by Sonic Boom from Spacemen 3 and will feature Royal Trux’s Jennifer Herrema on backing vocals. Apparently it has “an overall air of electronic exuberance, quirky instrumental introspection and their trademark soul-searching crescendos of psychedelia.”
Xenomania, the production team behind Kylie Minogue, Annie, Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys, New Order and today’s Earworm, Mini Viva, among others, are holding open auditions. The “British hit factory” are looking for male and female singers & rappers as well as girl/boy groups between the ages of 15 and 25.