Published Mar 19, 2011If SXSW or life in general has kept you from staying on top of this week's music news, fear not: our news roundup will help sort you out. Up for grabs this time out, we have everything from Thom Yorke indulging in his collaborative tendencies, to TV on the Radio's Gerard Smith being diagnosed with cancer, to Fucked Up finally giving us a release date for their anticipated David Comes to Life.
First up, Radiohead's Thom Yorke once again clogged our news feed this week. On Tuesday (March 15), we learned of a new split twelve-inch featuring Yorke, Four Tet and elusive dubstepper Burial. The tracks quickly made their way online and this was followed by the news that Yorke had yet another collaboration in the works, this time with weirdo rapper DOOM.
Also, this week the music world was met with more than its fair share of sad news. Not only was TV on the Radio's Gerard Smith diagnosed with cancer, but Tsutomu Katoh, the founder of Korg, passed away, as did British reggae artist Smiley Culture and G-funk all-star Nate Dogg. On top of that Boris issued a statement on tragedy in Japan, delaying their new albums in the process.
But this week wasn't all bad. Fucked Up finally gave us a release date for their anticipated David Comes to Life, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart shed some more light on their new LP and the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl did the same about their upcoming Wasting Light.
Then we had Little Girls revealing that he's no longer with Paper Bag, Kraftwerk giving us some fancy iPod/iPad app and the Strokes shedding some light on why Angles took so damn long.