Kurt Vile is working on a new album that he hopes to release in the autumn. Rolling Stone originally reported that the follow-up to Walkin’ on a Pretty Daze would be called All Over the Place, but Vile’s management told Pitchfork that the album does not have a title as yet. Vile has been recording in New York, California and Athens, Georgia with Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa, sound artist Farmer Dave Scher, and producer Rob Scnapf.
A newly-released project by French arts service Culturebox features Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) covering various songs from DOOM’s back catalogue. Billed as Beyondoom, the videos feature Bey sporting a mask while covering “Beef Rap”, “Strange Ways”, “Accordion”, “Curls”, “ALL CAPS”, “Rainbows”, and “Fancy Clown”.
Le Galaxie have dropped their new single “Le Club” – the title track from their new album set to be released on Universal Ireland on April 24th. They are launching the album over two nights at the Academy on the 24th and 25th of April before visiting venues around the country.
Robert Burns Jr., the original drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, died last Friday night. Burns Jr. was killed in a car crash in Georgia. He was 64. Burns Jr. was a founding member of the band and drummed on their first two albums before quitting in 1974.
Odrán de Bhaldraithe and Stephen Keegan