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monday music news 2013 10.28
COLDPLAY have released their first song ever specifically written for a film, that being “Atlas,” the track they composed for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. It’s the first new track they’ve dropped since the release of their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, in 2011. The rest of the Hunger Games soundtrack, out on November 19, will also include original songs from The Lumineers, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Of Monsters and Men, and a surprisingly fitting ballad from Voice coach Christina Aguilera, who contributes the pretty “We Remain.” The Weeknd also appears on a pair of songs – his own “Devil May Cry” and a cover of Sia’s “Elastic Heart,” while Lorde covers Tears for Fears’ Hunger Games-appropriate “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” The soundtrack is out November 19, while the film hits theatres November 22.

THOMAS DOLBY, pop musician, songwriter, producer, Grammy Award winner, and performance artist, released his first album in almost 20 years back in 2011 (A Map of the Floating City), and carries that travelling theme on into his next project. A lighthouse near Dolby’s childhood home in England was set for demolition, and Dolby – without permission, mind you – snuck in to the lighthouse’s grounds at dawn to capture on film, with a remote-controlled drone cam and several spy cams, the “moodiness” of the lighthouse that he remembered from his youth. The result? The Invisible Lighthouse, a personal and evocative memory-documentary that’s already snagging acclaim at a range of film festivals. Dolby will be “touring” the film and its music at a range of venues, including Chicago IL (11.4), Milwaukee WI (11.7), and Los Angeles (11.22.)

WILLIAM ORBIT, Daft Punk collaborator Giorgio Moroder, and Major Lazer are among the artists set to participate in LEAF (London Electronic Arts Festival), London’s brand new electronic dance music event which will debut this year for four days between November 7-10. Aiming to “celebrate the cultural significance of electronic music,” LEAF will take place at Shoreditch’s Electric Light Station, which has plenty of room for the event’s exhibitions, workshops, master classes, and talks…

PYXIS POINTS | John Williams’ majestic and instantly-recognisable theme for Star Wars has been named the UK’s favourite film soundtrack by BBC3 listeners | Sleigh Bells are currently on the road until November 22, when they’ll wrap their tour in NYC | Cut Copy’s fifth album has been dubbed Free Your Mind, and is now set for release on November 5th, as the follow-up to their 2011 set, Zonoscope | And if you already miss Mumford & Sons, who are taking a band hiatus to recover from their crazy summer of touring, check out frontman Marcus Mumford and Vaccines singer Justin Young’s sessions over on the Daytrotter website, on which they cover a couple of old ’60s classics. – Kristi Kates