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The White Stripes broke up.

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The greatly influential power blues duo The White Stripes has announced on Wednesday, February 2nd that they will never again perform live nor release any new material. Jack and Meg White’s first album under this moniker was in 1999 and has been followed by five other studio records. Their latest release has been 2010’s live compilation “Under Great White Northern Lights” which is also the name of a documentary shot during that touring session – during which the band at least seemed to be enjoying themselves. The official release states the preservation of what made the White Stripes “beautiful and special” as the reason for the break up, alongside an unexpressed “myriad of reasons”.

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Written by Benoit Rajalu

February 2, 2011 at 18:25

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Sparklehorse: Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot

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Sparklehorse: VivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplotMark Linkous, the brains and only permanent member of Sparklehorse, died on Saturday, 06 March. The band’s first album, “Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot”, already showcased the man’s gift in 1995, now underlining the waste that is Linkous’ death. Vivadixie” is a collection of heartfelt songs, sometimes numbed through a flow of distortion and noise. A pop record at its core, it is delivered with the passion of rock music and a sophistication close to Radiohead at its best. Songs like ‘Most Beautiful Widow’ or ‘Hammering The Cramps’ offered more than a glimpse of the greatness that Linkous would achieve in the rest of his discography. I’ll miss the guy.

Written by Benoit Rajalu

March 10, 2010 at 18:45

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Jimi Hendrix will release a new record

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HendrixFrom the island where he and is buddy Elvis Presley discuss modern hits, Jimi Hendrix decided to release a new studio record, set to hit the store on  8 March 2010. The 12 tracks of “Valley of Neptune” have never been published before in their studio versions. The cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of your Love” Hendrix and his band, “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” liked to play live will be part of the list. Hendrix’s step-sister is producing this album and describes it as an “insight into [Jimi’s] mastery of the recording process”. And he still plays the guitar amid all that recording mastery!

Written by Benoit Rajalu

January 12, 2010 at 17:06

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The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night

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Besnard Lakes are the roaring nightYet another good news for the year to come, after the documentary on Blur and Arcade Fire’s new album, it’s the Besnard Lakes second record we’re going to have to wait for. Set to be released in March 2010, “…Are The Roaring Night” follows “…Are The Dark Horse” published in 2007 and critically acclaimed. The band is known for its taste for psychedelic, expressed through a complex and tortured musical universe, as well as for its obsession for spies. Its crew also shares with Arcade Fire the rare merit of being both Canadian and excellent. A first single should appear by February.

Written by Benoit Rajalu

December 24, 2009 at 12:00

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New Arcade Fire album sets for May 2010 release.

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The NME announced today that Arcade Fire’s third record will allegedly be released in May 2010.

Their previous album, “Neon Bible”, was released in 2007 to critical acclaim, but it is their first effort, 2004’s “Funeral”, that really made the band popular. Their style takes from pop, rock and classical grandeur and gathers a large audience. Arcade Fire is also known – and loved – for its memorable gigs, mixing spectacular stage shows and more intimate moments within the crowd.

You’d have to wait until at least the beginning of next year to hear anything new from them, so be patient.

Written by Benoit Rajalu

December 3, 2009 at 18:38

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Blur: No Distance Left To Run

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Blur is, with Oasis, one of the bands responsible the famously catchy 90s Britpop. By the end of 2003, after 10 years of hits, Blur is a band riddled with internal strives, stuck in between a war of egos and struggles against alcoholism. After a last record, they bitterly split. And then, surprise! They reunited in 2009 for at least one short summer tour. “Blur: No Distance Left to Run” will feature interviews, archives and extract from this summer’s gigs, looking back at the history of this bunch of talented friends who marked at least a decade with their music.

Written by Benoit Rajalu

November 29, 2009 at 14:01

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