News Roundup: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Amy Winehouse, Eddie Vedder, Hot Chip
Malkmus and crew tour, Winehouse renews vows, Vedder films music video, and Hot Chip hit the U.S., and reveal Dark tracklisting and single.
Stephen Malkmus will litter his Real Emotional Trashacross the eastern half of the U.S. this spring on a 13-date outing setto kick off in Minneapolis March 19. For fair warning, SPIN.com caughtMalkmus over the holiday dishing his musical refuse on hometownPortland, OR, and backing band the Jicks, now featuringex-Sleater Kinney thumper Janet Weiss, were grinding harder than anindustrial-strength trash compactor. Tips for fans: bringanti-bacterial wipes. [Via Pitchfork]
Justice-perverting couple Amy Winehouse and her jailbird hubby Blake Fielder-Civil are soin love, and to prove it they will renew their vows in the comfort ofLondon’s Pentonville Prison — Fielder-Civil’s current residence. Noplans for a honeymoon have been revealed, but it could be in the exoticand comfy escapes of cellblock 4. Here’s to conjugal visits! [Via NME.com]
Expanding further on his music-meets-film work, alt-rock deity Eddie Vedder has shot a music video for “Guaranteed,” the first single — Golden Globe and Grammy nods! — off the Into the Wild soundtrack. Totally stoked on the video, Vedder aired his enthusiasm and howled, “Ohhh, yeahhh, ohhh, meahhhhhh!” [Via Billboard.com]
Hot Chip have unveiled the tracklisting for their forthcoming outing, Made in the Dark, set to arrive stateside Feb. 6 via Astralwerks/DFA, and have also mapped a string of U.S. dates to follow these two gigs.In response, fans calculate the new album’s title and the band’scharacteristic, dance floor sonic, then buy up scores of glow sticks,and await Hot Chip’s arrival. [Via Pitchfork]