4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of August 27th

Gorillaz latest album The Now Now was just released this June, but it looks like the animated band is already gearing up for something new. According to leading man, Damon Albarn, The upcoming Gorillaz release would follow another release with The Good, The Bad & The Queen, his group with the Clash’s Paul Simonon, the Verve’s Simon Tong, and Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen.

 

 

 

 

A show poster for sludge godfathers the Melvins seemingly presents a pretty grotesque illustration of late grunge paragon Kurt Cobain and his well-known widow Courtney Love, as pointed out by Consequence of Sound. The poster displays what appears to be the Nirvana frontman as a cartoonish skeleton, the reimagined rock icon embracing the Hole leader Love in an artistic if gruesome, a recreation of the musician pair’s seminal 1992 Sassy cover photo.

 

The Orwells have broken up following sexual abuse allegations against three members of the band. Last weekend, a Reddit post surfaced detailing various allegations against the band’s lead singer Mario Cuomo, drummer Henry Brinner, and bassist Grant Brinner. In the Reddit post, claims made against the three members included allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual interactions with minors, homophobic remarks and more.

 

 

Against Me‘s Laura Jane Grace and her new side project the Devouring Mothers have unveiled their debut single. The band—comprising Grace, bassist Marc Jacob Hudson, and drummer Atom Willard—have announced details of their debut album.  The forthcoming release, Bought To Rot, is set to be released Nov. 9 through Bloodshot Records. You can preorder your copy of it here.

 

 

Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. have canceled their fall North American tour. Dinosaur Jr. shared a statement saying that the tour, which was scheduled to begin on September 1, was canceled “due to a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family.” The band said they were “working to schedule shows in some of the other affected markets” and said that tickets for all canceled shows would be refunded. Mastodon toured North America throughout the summer and played two festival dates in Japan earlier this month. Last week, Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis announced an upcoming solo album and accompanying the tour.

 

 

 

 

Muse announced Simulation Theory which is due out on November 9 in standard (11 tracks), deluxe (16 tracks), and super deluxe (21 tracks) versions. The band has previously released three songs, along with suitably heady accompanying videos, slated for inclusion on the album: “Thought Contagion”(of course), “Something Human,” and “Dig Down.”. You can see its extremely suitable, over-the-top cover, designed by digital artist extraordinaire Kyle Lambert, of Stranger-Things-poster-making fame in our Music News and Blog Section.