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Monday Music News 2014 5.26
BRIAN ENO AND UNDERWORLD’S KARL HYDE have collaborated on a brand new album, bringing together two of the biggest talents in the electronica world – just out on May 5, the set, called Someday World, is being offered as both a full album and an album plus bonus disc with four extra songs; even the cover was a collaboration, with Hyde doing the photography and Eno overseeing the artwork. Afrobeat and plenty of electronica music can be heard throughout the set, which both musicians say brought together their influences, many of which they were surprised to find very similar. The duo, carrying out their usual cool approach to, well, pretty much everything, are calling themselves simply Eno • Hyde.  An awesome augmented reality iPhone app has been released to accompany the album, which crafts holographic-type cities out of the vinyl version of the album when users hold their iPhone over the turntable. Now that’s – quite literally – groovy.

SUPER-EARTH is the name of another collaborative effort, that of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, Minus 5’s Scott McCaughey, Fastback’s Kurt Bloch, Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker, former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic, and Ministry’s Dill Riefin (whew.) The group made their live debut earlier this year at a Secret Society Ballroom show in Portland, Oregon, and given that the performance included a plethora of original songs, we’re going to guess that there will be a Super-Earth album soon, too.

THE LIBERTINES haven’t performed together as a band since the 2010 Reading and Leeds fest, but they’ve agreed to reunite this July 5th at London’s Hyde Park.  The reason for the sudden reappearance?  Cash, my friends – the band’s being paid a whopping 1 million pounds (around $1.6 mil U.S.) for the singular performance.

PYXIS POINTS | New York City’s CMJ Music and Film Fest has snagged its dates for this year, and will be running October 21 through 25 in Manhattan, mostly downtown | The Boston Calling Music Festival has set its dates, too, and will take over Boston venues from September 5th through the 7th, with performances from The National, The Replacements, The Hold Steady, Lorde, and The Roots | Pull out your ’90s flannel – The Smashing Pumpkins have signed a deal with Sony Music to drop two new albums in 2015 |  And Hunger Games actor Lenny Kravitz (“Cinna”) will release a new studio album of his own, titled Strut, this upcoming September.  – Kristi Kates