4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/ Todd Michaels – Week of February 5th

  • A Perfect Circle have announced their fourth full-length album, Eat the Elephant, and released a new song, “TalkTalk.” The new album, the band’s first in almost 14 years, arrives April 20.

  • The 2018 lineup for the Sasquatch Festival in Washington state has been announced. Taking place May 25-27, the festival will feature Bon Iver, David Byrne, Modest Mouse and the National as headliners. Other attractions include Spoon, Grizzly Bear, TV on The Radio, Big Thief, Japandroids, Neko Case, Tune-Yards, and White Reaper. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 10th

  • Jeff Tweedy has announced a 2018 solo tour. The Wilco frontman will embark on his tour in April and will hit up the States, Canada, and Europe. Last year, Tweedy released his solo studio album Together at Last. Tickets will be open to the public on Feb. 9.

  • A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly stalking and attempting to kidnap Lana Del Rey. The Orlando Sentinel reports 43-year-old Michael Shawn Hunt was arrested outside of her tour stop at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Hunt faces charges of attempted kidnapping with a weapon and aggravated stalking with a credible threat. Lana Del Rey has shared a statement about the incident on Twitter, saying that she’s “doing fine” and that her other performances will continue as planned.
Dave Matthews (R) and Boyd Tinsley of The Dave Matthews Band perform during a special pre-game show honoring the Super Bowl champions New Orleans Saints who are hosting the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL’s 91st season opener in New Orleans, September 9, 2010.
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  • Longtime Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley has announced that he’s taking a break from the band. According to DMBNews, the news follows word that Tinsley wants to focus on his health and family life. Tinsley started performing with the band in 1991, and performed on their first record, Remember Two Things, in 1993. He has released one solo album and started a new band, Crystal Garden, in 2015.

  • Tame Impala member Jay Watson has announced a new album as GUM. The followup to his 2016 release Flash in the Pan. GUM’s new album The Underdog drops April 6.

  • On the heels of their bizarrely slick eleventh album Pacific Daydream, Weezer has announced yet another self-titled record, this one destined to be known as the Black Album. The new album will be coming May 25, according to Cuomo.

  • Animal Collective are set to debut music during a two-night stint of shows at New Orleans’ interactive musical art installation and music venue in Music Box Village. On March 16 and 17. Panda Bear, the only member of the group absent, is slated to begin a solo tour in April.

  • If Grimess Twitter feed is to be believed, we can expect a follow-up to 2015’s Art Angels sometime this year. In response to a tweet by a fan account celebrating the anniversary of Visions (released January 31, 2012), Grimes mentioned that there would be a “nu one out this year,” Since the release of Art Angels, Grimes has contributed an original song to the Suicide Squad soundtrack and a cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Dark Come Soon” for the duo’s anniversary covers album The Con X. Grimes LP5, coming in 2018 possibly.

  • Post-hardcore/emo veterans Thursday will be performing a series of two-night stints in different California cities this April. On the first night of each two-show engagement, the band will play their influential 2001 album Full Collapse, and 2003’s War All the Time on the second. The concerts will be in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

  • Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot have announced a “live music performance art” U.S. tour, their first North American trek. The show will be a mix of activist performance art and live music. The tour will kick off in Chicago on March 6 and is slated to stop at Boston Calling and Alabama’s Hangout Festival. The band will continue to add new dates