Monday Music News Aug19

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monday music news 2013 8.19

TRAVIS are back this week after a five-year hiatus with a shiny, brand new album called Where You Stand. The album is already snagging acclaim and enthused tweets, including a few from members of Keane (and from equally geeked Pyxis Mag staffers.) The band will be promoting the disc with a 12-city stateside tour, kicking off on September 19 in Philadelphia – the album’s first single, “Moving,” has already arrived, and is accompanied  by a beautiful, artistically-rendered music video crafted of ethereal images made of breath and fog (trust us, it’s a standout.)

BEATLE George Harrison, who passed away in 2001, is being honored with The George Harrison Memorial Garden at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate near Watford in England. Harrison had previously gifted the site/estate to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness; now that kindness is being repaid with the new garden, which will be presided over by master gardener Monty Don, who confirms Harrison’s dual loves of spirituality and gardening.

BLUR fans are holding out hope for a new Blur album (still), and based on some recent comments Blur singer Damon Albarn recently told the press, it actually might finally be a go. Blur’s been performing live off-and-on at various events, and have even dropped a couple of super-catchy singles that have shown they haven’t lost their form at all; but now, after spending a week in Hong Kong doing some writing, it sounds like they may be moving forward at last…

PYXIS POINTS | Keane are dropping their very first greatest hits collection, The Best of Keane, on November 12, complete with two new tracks, “Higher Than the Sun” and “Won’t Be Broken” | Adele has been honored with a wax figure of her likeness at Madame Tussauds wax museum in London – the singer is reportedly “delighted” with the waxwork | Beth Orton, Franz Ferdinand, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker are among the musical pals who have been sitting in with Beck as the latter plays casual gigs from his “sheet music” album, Song Reader | Arctic Monkeys fifth album, AM, is out next week on Domino Records, complete with appearances from The Coral’s Bill Ryder-Jones and Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas | Murray Gold’s soundtrack for the BBC TV series Doctor Who is dropping on vinyl for the first time this week | And Forest Swords is dropping his first full-length set, Engravings, next week.  – Kristi Kates