Monday Music News Mar12

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Scottish-Wisconsin hybrid electro-rockers Garbage just posted a giggly video on their YouTube channel in which the bandmates reveal the tracklisting for their upcoming new album, Not Your Kind of People, which marks the icy-cool quartet’s return to the music scene (their last studio album was released in 2005.) Included on the set will be songs “Big Bright World,” “Man on a Wire,” “Control,” the title track, and the first official single, “Blood for Poppies,” for which the band has already filmed a music video (hence the extra YouTube video footage.) …People is due to drop on May 15, and will be accompanied by a systematic rollout of Garbage tour dates in the U.S. and overseas.

Gomez will be celebrating their 15th anniversary as a band this year, and they’re ‘plotting an album’ set to be called Shattered by Experts in which they’ll showcase a bunch of old Gomez archive recordings found on tapes in an equally old box that had been stored away. Calling it an ‘eccentric, crazy’ album, the band has loaded the old tracks from tape onto a computer, and are currently sorting through them to see which will make it into the new collection, which is expected a little later this year. They’ve yet to decide if they’ll leave the retro tracks as-is, or if they’ll embellish them in the studio a bit. Either way, that’s about the only anniversary celebrating that’s planned so far, as Gomez are already quite busy enough working through their current schedule of U.S., European, and (tentative) Australian tour dates.

Mid last year, Kaiser Chiefs posted a special widget on their website that showcased 20 new songs that the band had recorded, and allowed fans to compile their own 10 track album for about $12 US. After selling 14,000 uniquely-configured albums, Kaiser Chiefs signed a new record deal, and have now made the decision to craft their own compilation of tunes into what will be a completed U.S. version of the album, which they’ve called Start the Revolution Without Me. The new set is available now, and will be supported with a live performance at April’s Coachella Fest in California, as well as more extensive tour dates throughout the rest of the year.

PYXIS POINTS | Silversun Pickups are set to offer up their third album, Neck of the Woods, on May 8 as produced by Snow Patrol collaborator Jacknife Lee | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes will be back too, with their sophomore set, Here, on May 29 | Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Fest will return to the city’s Union Park this summer from July 12-15, with Vampire Weekend, Feist, Hot Chip, Cloud Nothings, and The Field among those taking the stage(s) | Radiohead’s recent show at NYC’s American Airlines Arena featured the performance of two new songs, the syncopated jittery “Identikit” and the more reflective, shoegaze-y “Cut a Hole” | Even more Owl City news this week as Adam Young tells the press that he’s around 80 percent wrapped on the next Owl City album, which is now expected in late June or early July of this year | And congrats going out this week to two of our Pyxis Mag Band to Watch picks – George Montague, whose music videos have just hit a whopping 1 million views on YouTube; and Autumn Owls, who have just been booked to play the FF Festival in Dublin, Ireland alongside the likes of Andrew Bird and Wilco – well done, fellows – Kristi Kates