17 August 2012

THE WEEK: An Avalanche, Olympics 2012 - The Musical, MuseStep, Pussy Riot, and more!

Editor's Note: In an effort to keep up with more music news and all the other blogs I follow, I will collect some of my favorite bits of news of the week in this weekly post. Every Friday! What did you miss recently?
  • Pitchfork reporting that The Avalanches are making steady progress on their follow-up to Since I Left You (my No. 4 album of 2001).
  • Muse going dubstep? Consequence Of Sound confirms your fears. Their quip - "The 2nd Law will…drop…October 2nd." - is gold.
  • Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch prohibits his music for use in adverts reports Rolling Stone. We'll see how long that lasts.
  • Teenage Pet Bear Sounds was extremely tickled by the fact that members of the Spice Girls, Liam Gallagher of Oasis and the drummer for Muse were just having a laugh after the closing ceremony of the Olympics.
  • Speaking of the Olympics, American viewers were "treated" to NBC's Animal Practice instead of Muse and The Who.
  • Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood does another soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's next picture The Master. Consequence Of Sound has the soundtrack details here.
  • Freedom of speech is alive and well in Russia as Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been found guilty of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred." Pitchfork have collected a lot of great links regarding the case. Pitchfork also had a fantastic interview with Kathleen Hanna of American riot grrrl band Bikini Kill.
That's that for The Week, have a musical weekend everyone!

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