Wait, What? Radiohead, NIN, Who Cares! David Fincher's Making A Facebook Movie?!?

First off, David Fincher is the guy that directed Fight Club.  If that's not enough right there, he also directed Se7en, Panic Room, and Alien 3 (which is better then everyone thinks),  Granted, he's been on bit of a downward spiral since his last couple of movies have been Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.  So he's like a band that started out really strong and is kinda fizzing out.

Secondly,  yup, they're making a movie about the Facebook story called The Social Network.  Trent Reznor was planning on taking a break after his last Nine Inch Nails tour, but David Fincher asked him to write the score.  So he cancelled his vacation and went to work and he has this to say, "Speaking of the film... it's really fucking good. And dark!"

Thirdly, a new trailer has been released (below) and used the Scala & Kolacny Brothers’ cover of “Creep”.  It really makes the movie look more creepy and while I'm typically not a "check out this video guys!" guy, you really need to check out this video.


Anatomy of a Concert Ticket: $56 Price, $3 Promoter Profit.

Just in time for our fixed tour dates page, Digital Music News has an article about the anatomy of a ticket price.  Just like most people already knew, the artists actually make quite a bit from ticket sales, 65-90%, according to Live Nation.  I found the last chart the most interesting though.  As the world was going through a massive recession in 2008, the average ticket price for international markets fell.  US Prices?  Yeah, they keep chugging higher and higher.

Concert Metric:  Ticket Prices

The Search For Admiral Radley Continues...

Over at Stereogum you can check out the new video for Admiral Radley, "I Heart California", which is their debut single off their debut album with the same name.  You can buy the album on iTunes now for a measly 8 bucks or you can get it next week (July 13th) on CD/LP.  And finally, they are kicking off a tour today starting with a free show in Los Angeles and finishing up in Philadelphia.  For some reason the tour dates aren't updating here so I'll have to look into that.  :/

Richard Ashcroft's Solo Project Gets A Release Date

The official name of the new band is "RPA & the United Nations of Sound" and they will be releasing their debut album, "United Nations of Sound" on July 19th.  Go watch the video for "Are You Ready?"

Stream The New Chemical Brothers Album Now

NPR has the stream, it is a pretty fanstatic record which comes out next week.  And the Chemical Brothers have a few dates coming up as well.  I'm excited. 

Phoenix and Julian Casablancas are Featured on the New Sofia Coppola Film

Sofia Coppola has a new movie coming out in December and you can watch the trailer below.  Phoenix and Julian Casablancas will be lending their talents to the soundtrack.  Phoenix was also on the "Lost In Translation" soundtrack and that's where I first learned of them.

The new movie is called, "Somewhere" and it follows a "bad-boy actor" who's living at the famous Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles when his daughter comes to visit with him.  Wow, that description sounds horrible, thank god the trailer looks better then my summarizing skills.


The Avalanches Might Actually Kinda Sorta Maybe Release Their Second Album

'Since I Left You' was released on November 27th, 2000.  We're just a few months shy of a full TEN years between releases and there are reports from the band's webmaster that they might have an album done "soon".  The only thing that remains are some guest vocals by Areil Pink.  Plus they will probably have a very tough time getting the sample clearance, their debut (and only) album had over 3,500 samples!!  So this year might finally see the Avalanches return, but as a friend said to me, "that's really cool news, but for all I know it could be 10 more years for Ariel Pink to do the vocals."  *sigh*

Did You Know Richard Ashcroft Is In A New Band?

Me neither!  Apparently he formed a new group called, "The United Nations of Sound" which is a great name.  And he has an album coming out on July 19th.  On NME's site you can also view a video with some studio footage and a sample of some of the tracks.  Finally, you can check out the lead off track of the album, "Are You Ready?" over at youtube which I dub the britpop version of "Mamma Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J.

Electronica Update: Underworld Announce New Album And BBC Reviews New Chems Record

Remember back in the 90's when the term "techno" didn't describe all the new "electronic dance music" bands?  So someone (probably MTV) came up with the new sexy name, "Electronica", to describe The Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Orbital, and Underworld?  Yeah, awesome music, crappy genre name though.

The Chemical Brothers have an album review up on BBC Music "Horse Power is mental in a superb off-your-box polyphonic rave assault style, giving way to the My Bloody Valentine-inspired Swoon with shards of weaving noise fizzing across grin-inducing acidic bliss-pop"  Yeah, I'm really excited for this album.

Also, Underworld has announced the details of their new album, "Barking".  It's their first album in 3 years and they received some help from Paul van Dyk and Dubfire (who's known for being 1/2 of Deep Dish).  The album is expected to be released on September 13th and I'm hoping a tour will follow.

New Chemical Brothers Video: Swoon

The Chemical Brothers have been around for a while.  Their first record, "Exit Planet Dust" came out 15 years ago and they have a new record, "Further" coming out on June 8th.  They've been known to have great collaborators on their records like Noel from Oasis, Richard Ashcroft, Beth Orton, and Tim Burgess.  For their seventh album they're cutting the collaborations and this will be the first album with no outside vocals.

The first single is called Swoon, and the video is pretty fantastic as usual.  I heard this track and bought tickets to see them at the Hollywood Bowl later this year.