4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Micheals – Week of May 21st

  • Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley has been sued for sexual harassment by James Frost-Winn, a former member of Tinsley’s side project band Crystal Garden. Frost-Winn, a Seattle-based trumpet player, accuses Tinsley of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and long-term grooming stemming from their meeting in San Francisco in 2007 when he was an 18-year-old homeless man. Frost-Winn is seeking $9 million in damages against Tinsley stemming from claims that he created a “hostile work environment” by allegedly making unwanted advancements towards Frost-Winn and sending explicit texts.


  • Last month, for Record Store Day, the National released an exclusive vinyl edition of Boxer (Live in Brussels), an album of live performances from their 2007 album Boxer. Now the band has announced plans to release the live album on CD and digitally on July 13. Boxer (Live in Brussels) was captured on November 9, 2017 as part of a ten-year anniversary show for the original album. It is available for pre-order on the 4AD website




  • Oh Sees, the noisy California psych-rock outfit formerly known as Thee Oh Sees and also sometimes as just OCS, has announced yet another new album. Smote Reverser follows up last November’s Orc (as Oh Sees) and last August’s Memory of a Cut Off Head (as OCS). Smote Reverser is approximately the 20th studio album from The/Thee/Oh Sees/OCS. It’s officially out from Castle Face Records on August 17.


  • Indie rockers Grizzly Bear will be touring the U.S. this fall. The trek includes a previously announced show at the Hollywood Bowl and an opening slot for Arcade Fire at the Greek Theatre in L.A. Newly announced are dates in Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, and Alabama.




  • Good Charlotte have signed a deal with BMG to release their upcoming record, which is coming later this year. The untitled project will be the second record run through Good Charlotte’s MDDN imprint following 2016’s Youth Authority, which was the group’s first album following a five-year hiatus.



  • A California judge has denied a motion by Ethan Kath to reopen his defamation lawsuit against ex-Crystal Castles bandmate Alice Glass, Pitchfork reports. The judge, Samantha Jessner of the Los Angeles Superior Court, also ruled that Glass is owed $20,882.69 in attorney’s fees for the dispute.



  • Liam Gallagher recently met with his estranged daughter for the first time, according to a photo that both of them posted to social media. Molly Moorish, his daughter with the musician Lisa Moorish, is 21 years old. The photo also includes Gallagher’s sons Lennon and Gene. According to the BBC, it was apparently taken backstage at Wembley Stadium, where Liam opened for the Rolling Stones recently.


  • In one of the most on-brand moves ever, All Time Low dropped an underwear line. The band has teamed up with lifestyle brand Ethika to drop the pieces. The line includes men’s and women’s staples and sports bras, all in red and blue and All Time Low‘s Young Renegades logo.