News Roundup: Radiohead, Brit Awards, No Age
Radiohead to headline two nights at All Points West Fest, Arctics, Foos snag Brit Awards, and No Age unveil Nouns details.
Just when you figured the Oxford-based brainiacs were opting out of the stateside summer festival circuit for a full outing all their own, Radiohead have been announced as the headliner of New Jersey’s newly minted festival, All Points West — but not just one night, two! That’s right, Thom Yorke and the boys will run through their latest, industry-boggling set In Rainbows and more the first two nights of the festival, brought to you buy Coachella promoters AEG Live and Goldenvoice, and slated for Aug. 8-10 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. Check back with SPIN.com, for more U.S. dates are expected for late summer and fall. [Via Pitchfork]
Read more news on Arctic Monkeys and No Age after the jump.
Arctic Monkeys have again swept the Brit Awards, claiming the same two sought after prizes last night (Feb. 20) in London as the ragamuffin quartet snagged at last year’s ceremony: Best British Group as well as the Best British Album award for 2007’s smash hit Favourite Worst Nightmare. Elsewhere, Foo Fighters claimed Best International Group and Best International Album with Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace, while Mika grabbed the British Breakthrough Act award, Kanye West garnered the International Male Solo Artist statue, and Kate Nash won for Best British Female Solo Artist. Mark Ronson, who performed alongside Amy Winehouse at the event, was named the Best British Male Solo Artist. [Via Billboard.com]
Rambunctious Los Angeles-based rockers No Age have unveiled additional details, including a tracklisting, for their forthcoming Sub Pop debut Nouns. As the follow up to 2007’s Weirdo Rippers, the fresh 12-track set is slated to drop May 6 and was recorded at L.A.’s Infrasonic studio this past fall with Pete Lyman (Matt and Kim, Mars Volta). And for the visually dependent listener, No Age’s Nouns will serve up a 68-page full-color booklet with each album copy featuring photos and art pieces. [Via Pitchfork]
Nouns tracklisting: 1. “Miner”
3. “Teen Creeps”
4. “Things I Did When I Was Dead”
7. “Sleeper Hold”
8. “Errand Boy”
9. “Here Should Be My Home”
10. “Impossible Bouquet”
11. “Ripped Knees”
12. “Brain Burner”