We’ve got sad news to pass along this evening as graphic artist Storm Thorgerson has passed away. The news was confirmed by English journalist and songwriter Polly Samson, who’s also David Gilmour’s wife. Thorgerson designed countless album covers including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Phish’s Slip Stitch and Pass, Umphrey’s McGee’s Safety In Numbers and The Mars Volta’s Frances The Mute, and of course YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO ‘Ignoto’ and ‘Rapt Dept’ -
So, the long-awaited Glastonbury 2013 line up has been released last week. It’s been a long time in waiting, and during that time Justin Lockey went and joined Editors. I was lucky enough to see Justin play at XFM last year with Editors and it was truly amazing so I cannot wait to see them taking up the Other Stage at Glastonbury. If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets for this year, remember the re-sale on the 21st April!
The brooding rockers from Birmingham, fronted by Tom Smith – alongside newest member Justin Lockey have stopped work on their highly-anticpated fourth album just to headline XFM‘s Winter Wonderland with Rocksmith in support of War Child. The band – who are currently working on their fourth album – will perform their only scheduled date until next summer as part of the incredible line-up.
handheldcinéclub ( consisting of Justin Lockey – yourcodenameis:milo – and his younger brother ) have recently posted two videos ‘ FILM I ‘ & ‘ FILM II’ on there Facebook page, the videos show The Editors recording, and performing with some abstract music being played over the top. On closer inspection, we see Justin playing along with them. Is Justin joining up with The Editors? Or just recording some sessions?
FIERCE PANDA RELEASES ‘SPIRIT OF TALK TALK’ TRIBUTE IN SEPTEMBER and it features artists like Bon Iver, White Lies, Jason Lyttle of Grandaddy and Richard Reed Parry Arcade Fire, & White Belt Yellow Tag who do an amazing cover of Talk Talk’s track ‘ TODAY ‘ – In all fairness the WBYT version of ‘ Today ‘ is superb but as previously illustrated there are also loads of other great artists contributing to the tribute to one of the best bands of all time. So buy it!
I asked Paul, Adam, Justin, Shaun & Ross to put together a playlist of songs they’re either listening to at the moment, liked for a while, love, or just recommend. I’ve then compiled them into a Spotify Playlist for you all. Enjoy. ( Unfortunately I couldn’t get a playlist from Justin, when I do. I’ll post it.
Erased Tapes is releasing “Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu” today, B.E.F.’s second album, and the label offered PlayGroundMag.net the possibility to premiere it as an online stream for all there readers. An ideal opportunity to (re-)discover their magic. Plus, band member Aid Burrows has a couple of words to say about each track.
As we posted on the 8th March The British Expeditionary Force are due to release Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu and today they are giving away the new track ‘Strange Aftertaste’ from the album – grab it via clashmusic.com
The British Expeditionary Force are back! This time with a follow up to Chapter One: A Long Way From Home come’s Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu due out on the 26th March 2012 through Erased Tapes.