Monday Music News Jun17

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ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN are spending the rest of their summer working on a new album which they’ve dubbed The Garden of Meedin, which early reports say is a return to the spiky/shoegazy post-punk sound that the band helped make popular. The new set, which will serve as the follow-up to their 2009 album The Fountain, is yet to have a release date, but looks like it will show up early next year.

PAUL WELLER is taking on a short six-date tour of the U.S. East Coast late in July, with a trio of shows at different venues in NYC (the Apollo on 7.25, Webster Hall on 7.26), and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7.27), plus additional stops in boston (7.28), Washington DC (7.30), and Philly (7.31.) The former Jam guitarist is promoting his Sonik Kicks album, as well as his extensive back catalogue of other musical works.

THE ROSKILDE FESTIVAL is set to take over the Danish city of Roskilde June 29 through July 7, a continuation of one of Denmark’s best summer music events, and onen that’s been going on since 1971. This year’s edition of the fest will offer up sets by The National, Kraftwerk, Sigur Ros, Peter Bjorn and John, Of Monsters and Men, James Blake, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Crystal Castles, and Thurston Moore’s (Sonic Youth) “other” band, Chelsea Light Moving, among others.

PYXIS POINTS | Pete Doherty shows off his French language skills by singing with an obscure French band called the Dandies on the latter band’s new single, “‘L Comme Liaison,” the video for which can be found by trekking around the interwebs a bit | Daft Punk’s new single, “Get Lucky,” has broken Spotify streaming records as one of the biggest debut singles so far of 2013 | Bob Dylan and Wilco will be among the bands playing as part of the new Americanarama Festival this summer, a touring event that will trek through Nashville (6.30), Chicago (7.12), Toronto (7.15), Bridgeport CT (7.19), Denver (7.31), and Irvine, California (8.3) | and Camera Obscura have dropped their first album since 2009, complete with guest vocals from Jim James.  – Kristi Kates