What’s New In Music: The Decemberists, Delta Spirit, Grinderman

This Week: Americana rockers Delta Spirit make a sonic leap; Spoek Mathambo’s arty, left-field hip-hop keeps your interest; Nick Cave’s Grinderman gets remixes from members of The National, UNKLE and A Place To Bury Strangers; Decemberists fans rejoice – a double live album; Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood teams up with a personal idol, Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced

The Bonnaroo lineup is madness: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish headline with The Beach Boys, Bon Iver, Skrillex, Foster The People, The Roots, Alice Cooper, Black Star, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus, St. Vincent, Phantogram, The Black Lips, The War On Drugs, EMA, Kurt Vile, Yelawolf, Bad Brains, Danny Brown a whole bunch more on the roster.

Coachella 2012 Lineup Is Revealed

Coachella has officially announced the lineup for this year’s festival: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, M83, Arctic Monkeys, Girl Talk, The Weeknd, Buzzcocks, Justice, A$AP Rocky, Girls, Cat Power, Neon Indian, Justice, WU LYF and it just keeps going.

Coachella 2012 Lineup Leak?

There’s been no official announcement from the Coachella camp, but this lineup is being circulated as an early leak. Big names too: Radiohead, No Doubt, Foo Fighters, Daft Punk, The Roots, Wilco, Florence and The Machine, Underworld, Beirut, M83 and Justice are a few of the acts listed for the three-day festival in Indio, CA.

Spotlight: Super-Collabs

Is there something in between a supergroup and a one-time celebrity jam? Maybe. But sometimes it can be a bit…much (Chickenfoot anyone?) Let’s take a look at some recent collaborations, all of them pleasing.

Radiohead “Staircase”

Radiohead blesses us with a new track entitled “Staircase” from a session called “From The Basement”. The second drummer is Clive Deamer, who has recorded with Portishead, Roni Size / Reprazent, Robert Plant and Siouxsie Sioux to name a few.

Weezer “Paranoid Android” (Live)

It’s a little strange hearing Rivers Cuomo’s voice over this note-for-note cover of Radiohead’s classic, Paranoid Android, but it’s also pretty awesome.

I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Jelly

On the island of Eil Malk, lies a lake that contains jellyfish that have lost most of their stinging ability over thousands of years. Throw on some Radiohead and what you’ve got is a swim straight out of a sci-fi movie that’s more peaceful than scary.