Belle and Sebastian/New Pornographers to Tour, Radiohead Coming to US this Summer
Two quick bits of news to report here. First off, the word from both the New Pornographers' (http://www.thenewpornographers.com/) and Belle and Sebastian's (http://www.belleandsebastian.com/) websites report that the two bands will be joining together for a US tour sometime this winter. Given that Belle and Sebastian has dates booked through February 10th in England, I have a feeling that the tour likely won't start until after that. There is no word on whether or not there will be a DC date, but this may be a show worth travelling for. For those who may not know, Belle and Sebastian have a new album coming out on February 7th entitled The Life Pursuit, their first full album of new material since 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress.
In other, more vague news, (from www.ateaseweb.com) Radiohead's new album looks like it's being pushed back at least into the Spring, as they're heading back into the studio in February to continue work. They are not working with longtime producer Nigel Godrich, who has produced every Radiohead album from The Bends on, this time around, and are instead working with Mark "Spike" Stent, who has worked with Madonna and Bjork in the past. Guitarist Ed O'Brien said that the band will be touring the UK and Europe in May and plan to come to the US this summer. Once again, no dates have been announced, but if they are anywhere on the east coast, I will be there.