Stereolab are still on hiatus, but they’re coming out with a new album anyway. The record, Not Music, was recorded during the same sessions as 2008’s Chemical Chords and features 13 songs, including an Atlas Sound remix of the previously released “Neon Beanbag”. It’s out November 16 on CD, MP3, and vinyl via Drag City and the band’s own Duophonic UHF Disks imprint. The cover is above and the tracklist is below.
Everybody’s Weird Except Me
So Is Cardboard Clouds
Two Finger Symphony
Pop Molecules (Molecular Pop 2)
Neon Beanbag (Atlas Sound Mix)
I hate how behind I am with some music news. However, whenever I hear about an album coming out for a band I really like which won’t be released for months I often forget. Here’s a more timely reminder for the normal ones out there.
Neil Young has announced on Facebook that his new album will be called Le Noise, and that it will be released on CD, vinyl and iTunes on September 28th.
Young and producer Daniel Lanois recorded the album in a Los Angeles mansion earlier this year. “We cut a couple of solo acoustic songs, but the rest is very electric,” Lanoistold Rolling Stone last month.“There’s no band, but I got in there with my sonics. There’s nothing else out there like it.” Young previewed many of the tracks on his recent solo theater tour. You can to see his performance of “Hitchhiker,” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville,here. Young first performed the autobiographical tune - which features a list of the drugs he has ingested over the decades - on the 1992 Harvest Moon tour.
Ahh, so this is what Arcade Fire meant when they said The Suburbs would have eight covers. I thought it was a stupid sales gimmick when I first heard it. I think it’s really clever because the suburbs are the home of a lot of people who would buy this album. This will just make the album’s relationship with the listener more personal as people will choose what best feels like home to them. Kudos, Arcade Fire!