Monday Music News Oct27

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Monday Music News 2014 10.27

JENNY LEWIS is still on tour with The Belle Brigade, having already trekked through England, Western Europe, and a set at the Austin City Limits Festival in support of her current new album, The Voyager. Lewis, bringing new meaning to her album’s title, has added even more North American dates to her schedule, which will now continue for a couple more weeks as she tackles shows in NYC (11.5 at Terminal 5), Philly (11.11 at Union Transfer), Atlanta GA (11.14 at the Buckhead), and finally in Nashville on 11.15 at Marathon Music Works.

A new documentary on Massive Attack mainstay TRICKY called I Am Adrian Thaws is up on FactTV now, chronicling the Brit trip-hop musician’s defining moments, film roles, and his, er, opinions on some of his contemporaries. Tricky’s latest album, simply called Adrian Thaws (his birth name) is another example of how he’s helped the trip-hop scene evolve over the past ten years.

Singer BJÖRK is working on a collaborative project with Spike Jonze, a book that will chronicle her career to date through a mixture of photos, poetry, and text in an extensively-researched volume called Bjork: Archives, set to be published in March. Featuring additional contributions from Icelandic poet Sjon, museum curator Klaus Beisenbach, and musicology professor Nicola Dibben, the book will include looks at Bjork’s publicity photos and fashion choices as well as her music. Bjork’s Biophilia Live DVD/Blu-Ray is also now available, and would make a great companion for the book, as will her next album, which she’s said to be recording with Kanye West producer Arca.

PYXIS POINTS Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards has quit he music scene and has opened a coffeeshop in Ontario appropriately called Quitters Coffee | Father John Misty’s new concept album I Love You, Honeybear has been set for a February 9 release date | Sky Ferreira is working on her second album, and has started performing a new track, “Guardian,” during her current tour | And for U2 fans, the Irish band will be embarking on a tour of their own in 2015 through Canada, the U.S., and Western Europe.  – Kristi Kates