Monday Music News Apr14

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Monday Music News 2014 4.14
RADIOHEAD recently dropped something new for their fans – not an album, but a mobile app. If you haven’t already snagged it yet, head over to the iTunes store where the app, called Polyfauna, is available for free (it’s also avail for Android elsewhere.) Inspired by the band’s King of Limbs recording sessions – most particularly, according to Thom Yorke, by the song “Bloom” – the app is an experimental collaboration that brings together abstract, touchscreen-reactive imagery with some shoegazy-electro Radiohead music. Yorke calls the app’s screen “your window into an evolving world.”

THE ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, one of the largest music fests in Northern Europe, has solidified its 2014 dates (6.29-7.6) and will be taking over its Denmark locale with a huge roster of bands. While the entire roster is still not yet complete, highlights of Roskilde’s performers will include Damon Albarn, Arctic Monkeys, Major Lazer, Kasabian, Moderat, Trentemoller, and reunited hip-hop pair OutKast.

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN have a new album on the way, a brand new studio set that’s been produced by Crowded House/Embrace collaborator Youth. Dubbed Meteorites, the album, which was retitled earlier this year from Garden…, will serve as the follow-up to the band’s last set, 2009’s The Fountain, and will be accompanied by a big European tour plus a set of U.S. live dates. The album is expected this spring.

PYXIS POINTS | Tame Impala have recorded a psychedelic version of Michael Jackson’s “Stranger in Moscow” | Lorde’s debut album Pure Heroine has broken 1 million in sales, making her the first female singer to have a debut disc sell over a million since Adele’s in April 2011 | A previously unreleased track by Daft Punk and Jay Z has popped up online – the tune, “Computerized,” uses a sample that Daft Punk also used on their soundtrack work for the Tron: Legacy soundtrack | And Suede are dropping their single “Let Go” on vinyl for the first time as a special release for 2014 Record Store Day on April 19.  – Kristi Kates