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Monday Music News 2014 11.24
COLDPLAY are bringing fans a special pre-holiday gift this week, namely the brand new concert film-slash-live album Ghost Stories Live 2014, which will be available both on DVD/CD and digital formats. The band performed their Ghost Stories album at Sony Studios to a select, and small, group of fans in March of this year, two months before the album dropped; a special theater with 360-degree screens made for a complete multimedia experience, which frontman Chris Martin said was basically the band’s “original vision” for the album. The accompanying live CD brings together audio from the band’s shows in the U.S., London, Australia, and Western Europe, and the rest of the package includes eight music videos, including an extended director’s cut of the clip for “Magic.”

RADIOHEAD have officially begun recording their ninth studio album, which is rumored to be a return back to the band’s more electronica sound. While there are no definitive plans for the album’s release date – the band’s Jonny Greenwood said that the plan is simply to “start making music” again – chances are we’ll (hopefully) hear more from them before 2015 is over. In the meantime, frontman Thom Yorke’s new solo set, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, drummer Phil Selway’s impressive sophomore effort Weatherhouse, and Greenwood’s own score for the film Inherent Vice are all doing quite well, thank you.

The ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL is well into making all their arrangements for 2015, with dates set for June 11-14 at Seaclose Park in Newport, Isle of Wight, and the headliners just now being announced. So far, The Black Keys, The Prodigy, and Scottish singer Paolo Nutini are topping the bill, on a roster that’s aimed at combining rock and electronica for an energetic outdoor live mix.

PYXIS POINTS | Empire of the Sun have dropped a new song called “Wandering Star” | Belle & Sebastian will headline next year’s Liverpool Sound City event, which will take place at the Bramley Moore Dock May 21-24 | Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is set to support The Who next summer during the latter’s headlining Hyde Park show on June 26. | And influential Minneapolis indie-rockers The Replacements are prepping to record a new album, their first since All Shook Down in 1990. – Kristi Kates