Monday Music News Dec17

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ATOMS FOR PEACE – the supergroup that consists of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, session drummer Joey Waronker, Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco, and RHCP bassist Flea – are set to release their debut studio album for the major side project. Dubbed AMOK, the set includes nine tracks, and will hit stores on January 28 on XL Recordings. First single “Default” will preface the album to radio, with fans able to snag B-side “What the Eyeballs Did” along with it.

ALT-J, whose own debut album indie-rock An Awesome Wave has been, well, making waves both stateside and in their Brit hometown, have now been honoured with an even more formal confirmation of their success to date, namely the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, which is awarded for the best album from the UK and Ireland. The band just celebrated that very feat by taking on a short U.S. West Coast tour, which wraps up tonight.

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING will be embarking on a tour that will take them through the UK in February of next year. The Manchester band are promoting their second album, which will hit stores this upcoming January. The album’s title, Arc, according to the band, is named after the “environmental disaster” that is going to affect the “arc of human civilisation.” And, provided the world is still around after the current pending disaster, aka December 21 aka The End of the World, Everything Everything’s tour dates will take them through Portsmouth (2.6), Norwich (2.8), Sheffield (2.16), Newcastle (2.21), and the band’s Manchester hometown (2.22).

PYXIS POINTS | Ian Brown is dropping a box set that will include all eight Ian Brown solo albums plus additional discs dedicated to B-sides and remixes, plus unreleased songs on vinyl plus a music videos DVD | Elbow have revealed that their UK arena tour may be the last bit heard from the band for a while, as they have some other individual projects to work on before getting back together to complete the next Elbow album | Idol/X Factor expert Simon Cowell reportedly recently met Two Door Cinema Club backstage at a TV show and told them that he’s a big fan of the band | The Vaccines recently played a secret show in Reykjavik, Iceland and covered local band Vonbrigdi’s track “O Reykjavik” during the set | Ellie Goulding will take on a North American tour next year in support of her new Halcyon album – the tour will start on January 16 in Miami, Florida | And Muse, flying on the success of their new album The 2nd Law, have just announced the dates for their 2013 tour, which will include stops in Vancouver (2.6), NYC (4.15), and Montreal (4.23), among other cities. – Kristi Kates