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Monday Music News 2014 7.14
THE COURTEENERS’ fourth studio album, Concrete Love, dropped this past summer with a new tune called (appropriately) “Summer” that arrived prior to the album itself. It was a huge summer for the band, with appearances at the BBC Radio 1/NME Stage at the equally big Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK, and now they’ve announced a huge UK set to run October-November starting with a gig at Sheffield’s O2 Academy on 10.27. Other stops on the schedule will include Glasgow (10.31), Newcastle (11.6), Bristol (11.13), Southampton (11.14), and Cambridge (11.18.)

RYAN ADAMS is prepping to release a new eponymous album on September 9, even though he’s been burning through his late nights as a producer at his own Pax-Am Studios in California. Ryan Adams, the album, will serve as the follow-up to Adams’ 2011 release, Ashes and Fire, and Ryan Adams the singer-songwriter will be promoting the set and it’s first single, “Gimme Something Good,” with selected summer tour dates.

TRICKY, aka Adrian Thaws, is returning with an eponymous album of his own, using his real name on the set, and diversifying his sound quite a bit. Known for his trip-hop/electro tracks, Tricky is amping up the beats for this set, which has a more hip-hop, dance feel to it, and you can check out his new musical approach for yourself when Adrian Thaws is released on Tricky’s own False Idols record label on September 8.

PYXIS POINTS | Alt-J released their sophomore album, This is All Yours, on Canvasback Records in September, and are currently busy support the set with an October/November North American tour | Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry is playing two solo show sin London this week at The Vinyl Factory Space October 7 and 8 | Massive Attack and Outkast will headline this year’s Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco on October 18-19, with additional sets from TV on the Radio and Alt-J | And Sam Smith has added an additional date to his upcoming 2015 UK tour, which means he’ll be doing multi-night shows in Manchester, Wolverhampton, and London.   – Kristi Kates