Thursday, November 23, 2006


The Killers have joined this year's race to be Christmas No 1 by releasing a brand new festive track. The Las Vegas band will release A Great Big Sleigh, although it is expected only to be available as a download. Speaking to NME, frontman Brandon Flowers explained exactly what got him in the Christmas spirit. "There are some great Christmas tunes that have been recorded over the years from the likes of George Michael (in Wham!) and John Lennon. "Sometimes you forget. You get so caught up in business and being an adult that you forget to have fun and enjoy things and be nice to people." A Great Big Sleigh is out on December 5 ...

Graham Coxon has revealed he would consider rejoining Blur. The guitarist quit the band in 2002 reports Coxon is considering rejoining the group after Alex James said he wanted the band to make one more album as a four-piece. He said: "I haven't been approached about it. I think about it: would it be fun? Would it be a bit too scary? What would the dynamic be in a studio? Would I have to do promotion? Would I tour? You know, it's a lot of thinking. "So I guess I still mull around and think about it every now and then." Coxon insisted he is still friendly with his former bandmates. He added: "Alex will always be my friend. I guess they all will be in some way, but it's somewhat strange." ...

Explosions in the Sky will break a four-year silence early next year. The act's All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone hits stores Feb. 20. To help give indie retailers a boost, the band's set to release a deluxe edition that comes with a bonus remix disc, with the likes of Jesu and The Paper Chase reworking the album tracks. To whip up the return after such a long absence, Explosions in the Sky teamed with producer John Congleton (Mountain Goats) at Minnesota's Pachyderm studios ...

Eisley's set to get a little help from outside the family on its next album. The band, which calls on a slew of sisters, brothers and cousins from the DuPree family (it's made up of guitarist Chauntelle, singer/guitarist Sherri, keyboardist/singer Stacy, drummer Weston and bassist Garron), taps former Oingo Boingo keyboardist and producer Richard Gibbs for a bit of non-bloodline input for its next dreampop effort. The outfit's battened down in Gibbs' The Woodshed studio to work on its second effort for Reprise Records. A title or release date hasn't been settled upon yet ...

The former Husker Du singer/guitarist, Bob Mould, is well on his way to finishing off another solo album, according to Billboard. Mould joined with producer Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Lois Maffeo) to work on the still-untitled follow-up to last year's Body of Song (Yep Roc). He's yet to settle on the label to release the record ...

LCD Soundsystem will bring its second full-length into stores in March. The band, the project of the DFA's James Murphy, will drop Sound of Silver March 20 from Capitol Records. The nine-song set follows up its 2005 self-titled debut (EMI) ...

Indie/Alternative/Folk Albums - Aimee Mann, Wheatus, The Lemonheads, The Stone Temple Pilots, Keane,
Snow Patrol, Sheryl Crow, The Killers, Tori Amos, Dave Matthews Band, Silverstein, Beck, Blue October,
Dixie Chicks, Angels & Airwaves, The Early November, Frou Frou, Freedy Johnston, Jet, Johnny Cash, etc.
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Ole! Tarantula (2006) !!!
Joanna Newsom - Ys (2006) !!!
Lali Puna - Faking The Books !!!
Tv On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloody Thirsty Babes + Return To Cookie Mountain !!!
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Metric - Grow Up And Blow Away + Live It Out + Old World Underground
Epica - The Phantom Agony
The Police - The Very Best Of
+ Juanes, Shakira
Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist (2006)


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