Monday Music News Jul09

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THE WHITE STRIPES have released several recordings of their now-vintage, first-ever live performances, but there’s a catch – the releases are only available through Jack White’s Third Man Records and its subscription programme, The Vault. If you’re interested, you’ve got to sign up for The Vault by July 31, but you’ll get a pretty decent load of swag for your troubles, including a red vinyl single of The Stripes covering “Love Potion #9,” a white vinyl LP titled Live at the Gold Dollar (recorded waaay back in 1997), and a black tote bag with the band’s peppermint logo. Wanna be part of the Seven Nation Army? Then sign up here.

MARINA and the Diamonds have announced that they’ll be embarking on a lengthy tour of Ireland and the UK later this year in support of their second album, Electra Heart. The trek will begin after they wrap up their support spot for Coldplay on that band’s current tour. Marina’s dates will begin on September 30 at Leeds, and will continue through October 17 when they play a show in Dublin at the Olympia Theatre.

BETH ORTON is prepping for her own new album release, which will serve as her debut set on the Anti Records label. The album, a less electronic, more acoustic effort that she’s dubbed Sugaring Season, will hit stores and digital outlets on October 2, and will be her first album in six years. Orton will also be hopping on the tour bus for her first tour in six years, which will start in Nashville on 9.20 and will include shows in Washington DC (9.27), NYC (10.4), Chicago (10.8), and San Diego (10.22.)

PYXIS POINTS | Mumford and Sons will embark on a summer tour next month, starting in Hoboken, New Jersey on August 1 | Muse snagged a second Olympics-related honour (in addition to carrying the torch through their hometown) – their track “Survival” has been selected to play as the official theme for all international TV coverage of the 2012 Summer Games | Florence and the Machine’s Florence Welch, in spite of her recent vocal woes, is working on a dance music side project called, erhm, Side Project | Two Door Cinema Club’s sophomore album, Beacon, is now set to drop on September 4 on Glassnote Records | Ray Davies is hopping on the bus for a short North American tour starting on Vancouver July 13 and wrapping July 22 in San Diego | and Surrey UK band Hundred Reasons have announced that they’re breaking up and will play their final shows as a band this upcoming November. – Kristi Kates