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Monday Music News 2014 6.23
ARCADE FIRE recently played two rilly big shews at London’s Earl Court, and snuck two impressive covers into their setlist. The first night, they performed their own rendition of Echo and the Bunnymen’s “The Cutter,” with none other than Echo frontman Ian McCulloch showing up to duet with the band. The second night, AF did a tribute to Morrissey with their performance of “London” – sadly, Moz must have been busy feeding his goldfish, as he wasn’t there.

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, Son Lux, Mogwai, Future Islands, Jungle, Cvurches, James Blake, and The War on Drugs are all set to be part of the lineup at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival… in Paris, an expansion of the Chicago Pitchfork event that will instead take place at Paris’ Grand Halle de La Villette October 30 to November 1. Snag your three-day pass now for 110 Euro.

LORDE is returning to the U.S. this fall for another stateside tour, which she’ll kick off on September 5 in Philadelphia. The northeast and southern U.S. will all snag Lorde shows, including stops in Toronto (9.12) and Nashville (9.22), plus a trio of shows in NYC (9.14-16) before the singer heads to the west coast. Lorde recently had to reschedule a range of Australian shows due to poor health, and is set to redo those dates starting July 5 in Perth.

PYXIS POINTS | David Gray is back with a new studio album, Mutineers, just out last week, and he’s kicking off a 23-city tour in Boston on August 1 to support the set | The Rentals have a new album, too, called Thought of Sound that’s on the way August 26 on Polyvinyl | Techno guru Richie Hawtin is dropping a new Plastikman album called EX that was recorded live last year at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum’s annual fundraising event | And R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe has returned – briefly – with a new instrumental track he recorded to accompany footage from his pal Tom Gilroy’s new film The Cold Lands. – Kristi Kates