4-1-1 Minute w/Todd Michaels – 3/27/17

In advance of their new album The Far Field, Future Islands have released a new lyric video for the album’s second single, “Cave.” Future Islands released their single “Ran” earlier this month. The Far Field is due out April 7 on 4AD.

All Time Low have released the title track from their forthcoming new album, Last Young Renegade.Last Young Renegade is set to release June 2 via Fueled By Ramen. All Time Low are heading out on tour with SWMRS, Night Riots, Waterparks and the Wrecks.

 

Vampire Weekend’s last album was 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City. Since then, multi-instrumentalist Rostam left the band, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson released solo records, and Ezra Koenig was a visible advocate for Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential election cycle. Not much about new Vampire Weekend music has been announced, however, but this past weekend, Koenig gave a lengthy update on LP4 via Instagram. In the post, he talked about what the band has been doing since 2013, and what Mitsubishi Macchiato—the album’s working title—will sound like. For that lengthy statement follow Ezra on Instagram @arze

 

For those who haven’t noticed: You cannot find a single Tool song on Spotify, Apple Music, or even download them on iTunes. You can hear Tool here on Alt360, of course. But Tool, who have not released an album since 2006’s 10,000 Days, remain one of the most high-profile acts to still be resisting their bleak future of digital music dissemination and measly royalties. But according to a new report from Bloomberg, that might all be about to change. The prog-metal superstars’ are in talks about making their catalog—including albums like Lateralus and Undertow—available to stream, for the first time ever. This would happen ahead of the impending release later this year.

 

Gorillaz have officially announced their new album, Humanz, which will be released on April 28. The new project will feature appearances from Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, De La Soul, Carly Simon and Rag n’ Bones to name a few. Humanz will be the fictional group’s first album since 2010’s The Fall.

 

Earlier this year, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos shared an album’s worth of unheard material via YouTube videos under an account called “The Wishart Group.” All of those videos have since been pulled down, but there is a way to receive the music which is titled Tremendous Sea of Love as a digital download: Hit the retweet. Broad Institute neuroscientist Michael F. Wells is visited Capitol Hill last week and also running the @passionpit Twitter handle, answering questions about the importance of federal funding for science and research: And if fans boost Wells’ message, they can ask for a reward from Angelakos like the new album.

Lollapalooza’s 2017 lineup was announced this weekend. This year’s festival, as it was last year, is four days long instead of the typical three. It will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park. The headliners for the festival’s opening day are Muse, Lorde, Cage the Elephant, Wiz Khalifa, Porter Robinson, and Liam Gallagher. The Killers, Blink-182, dominate the lineup on August 4; the main attractions the following night will be hometown hero Chance the Rapper, the xx, Alt-J, and The Head and the Heart. August 6 is the festival’s most star-studded day over all, with The Arcade Fire, Justice, The Shins, and Tove Lo populating the top of the bill. 1-Day tickets are on sale now.

Blondie released a new single this past weekend, “Long Time,” which was written in collaboration with Dev Hynes of Blood Orange. “Long Time” will appear on Blondie’s upcoming album Pollinator, and will also be available as a limited-run 7″ on Record Store Day, with a song called “The Breaks” on the B-side. Pollinator features collaborations with Charli XCX, Johnny Marr, and Nick Valensi of the Strokes. Blondie will also be co-headlining a summer tour along with Garbage.

 

Speaking of  Record Store Day, the full list of releases have been shared on the exclusive items  at independent record stores across the country. Notable releases and reissues include a  live albums from Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Lou Reed; a 7″ of Andre 3000 covering the Beatles; and an alternate version of Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage. The big day is April 22.

Michael Stipe revealed that he’s currently at work on a “series of books” about his life, including his time with R.E.M. The photo book, which the singer is working on with frequent collaborator Jonathan Berger, is due out later this year.

We thought that the Korn and Stone Sour tour couldn’t get much better, but it turns out that it can with the addition of legendary German industrial band Rammstein.Korn already had the tour of the summer when it was announced that from June 6-25, Korn will be on the road with Stone Sour, Babymetal, Yelawolf and Islander, and then come July 19-August 2, the lineup will include Korn, Stone Sour, Skillet, Yelawolf and Ded. However, this special show involving Rammstein and Stone Sour will be at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV during a break from their summer tour. Tickets for this amazing show will go on sale this week.