Listen! The Drums reveal new single and announce new album

The Drums 2014

The Drums have announced that they will release their new album, Encyclopedia, this Autumn.

Encyclopedia is full of magic and surprise while maintaining a serious, more weighty tone throughout,” frontman Jonny Pierce said in interview with Spin. “We were feeling very angry, confused and alone when we made this album, and we wanted to be very honest this time around, even if being honest meant making some people uncomfortable. We’ve left the beach for higher ground, always searching for hope.”

The band, which now consists solely of founder members Pierce and Jacob Graham, played a short set on top of the Novotel Hotel in New York on the 16th of July, 24 hrs after debuting new song “Magic Mountain.”

“Playing outdoors, always makes us super nervous,” Pierce told NME before the set. “I don’t know why – especially playing on the rooftop of a hotel. It’s a really intimate set and everyone’s right in front of us. On top of that, this is our first time playing any of these songs, so it’s pressure upon pressure upon pressure.”

The full tracklisting for Encyclopedia is as follows:

“Magic Mountain”
“I Can’t Pretend”
“I Hope Times Doesn’t Change Him”
“Kiss Me Again”
“Let Me”
“Break My Heart”
“Face of God”
“U.S. National Park”
“Deep in My Heart”
“Bell Laboratories”
“There Is Nothing Left”
“Wild Geese”

You can listen to the first song from the album, “Magic Mountain”, below:

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Listen as Grimes streams brand new song, “Go”

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Photo: Mac Boucher

Grimes has unveiled a brand new song, “Go”. You can listen to it via the stream below.

It is rumoured that the Canadian artist originally penned the song for Rihanna, but it was turned down by the Barbadian pop star. Featuring producer Blood Diamonds, Grimes premiered the track live at the Governers Ball festival in New York earlier this month.

“It’s our summer jam so we figured we should put it out cuz I am very bored of waiting to finish my album b4 releasing new music haha,” said Grimes, real name Claire Boucher.

You can download “Go” for free from Grimes’ official website. Her fourth album is expected to be released later this year.

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Springsteen confirms benefit show

BossRock legends Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters have confirmed that they are set to appear at this year’s Stand Up For Heroes benefit show in November.

The concert will take place on 6th November at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Stand Up For Heroes raises pledges for wounded troops battling the hardships of returning home from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Springsteen and Waters both played last year’s show and are set to be joined on the bill this year by comedians including Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart.

You can find out more about the event here.