Monday Music News Oct29

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DAVID BOWIE is being feted in a brand new exhibition in London that will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum beginning March 23 of next year. Dubbed David Bowie Is, the special exhibit will feature artifacts from 50 years’ worth of Bowie’s musical career, from hand-written lyrics to music videos, set designs to instruments, and a plethora of multi-coloured costumes including Bowie’s Union Jack stage coat and Aladdin Sane tour outfits. The exhibit will stay at the museum for several months.

THE TWILIGHT SAD are putting together a special remix album as the follow-up to their No One Can Ever Know set, complete with remix work from Liars, Breton, and more. In other Twilight Sad news, keyboardist Martin Doherty’s recent (and surprising) departure from the band is reportedly permanent, although amicable – the remaining Twilight Sads (who are now most likely at least a little more sad) posted that it’s been a “privilege” to share the stage and road with Doherty for the past five years.

FRANZ FERDINAND are back in our column again with some more news – if you heard them on tour at all this past summer, then it’s likely you heard them perform one or more of a quartet of new Franz songs, including the peppy “Fresh Strawberries.” The reason for all that songwriting? A new Franz album, of course – the band is now working on new tracks which will serve as the follow-up set to their 2009 Tonight CD.

PYXIS POINTS | Elbow have confirmed that they’ve begun work on what will be their sixth album, the follow up to their just-released Dead in the Boot rarities and B-sides collection | Three of the members of the Decemberists are working on a side musical project that they’ve dubbed Black Prairie, with an under-the-radar album from the trio just out this past September | The new FIFA 13 console videogame is set to feature over 50 artists and bands from 12 different countries on its soundtrack, including the likes of Kasabian, Two Door Cinema Club, Django Django, Metric, and Miike Snow | Olympic Closing Ceremony performers Madness have just released their brand new album, Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da, and will be promoting the set with a series of UK live dates, including stops in Bournemouth (12/3) Newcastle (12/8), and Birmingham (12/13) | Manic Street Preachers will reissue their 1992 debut album Generation Terrorists next week | and popular Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, who recently broadcast his final show, will release his sophomore album, The Difficult Second Album on November 5. – Kristi Kates