Strokes’ Next Song, Arcade Fire’s Tour
Plus: Walkmen cover Deerhunter live and LCD Soundsystem, Blondie, and others cover Franz Ferdinand.
The second song fans will hear from the Strokes’ upcoming album, Angles (out March 22), will be “You’re So Right.” The New York City quintet will release the track on March 1 as the B-side on the 7″ vinyl for their first single, “Under Cover of Darkness” (listen here). [The Strokes]
Snazzy indie outfit the Walkmen dropped by British live performance blog RockFeedBack to play tracks off their 2010 album, Lisbon — and cover Deerhunter’s “Agoraphobia” (which starts at the 10:30 mark). [Rockfeedback]
Now you can see those crazy, no-name Canadians who robbed Eminem of the Grammy for Album of the Year, live and in concert! Less than a week after stealing the show at the Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles, Montreal’s Arcade Fire have announced a massive World tour, set to kick off in Colorado on April 9 and close out September 1 in Edinburgh, Scotland. [Pitchfork]
LCD Soundsystem, the Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt, and Blondie’s Debbie Harry, among others, cover Fran Ferdinand on a new Record Store Day release. Check out other specials planned for the big day, including releases from Jenny & Johnny, Blitzen Trapper, and Panda Bear. [Pitchfork]
Songwriter Rufus Wainwright and Leonard Cohen’s daughter, Lorca, have welcomed the birth of a baby girl, Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen. Wainwright, who is gay and in a relationship with theatre producer Jorn Weisbrodt, explained that Lorca was not a surrogate mother in a post to his blog: “She did not carry the child for someone else,” he wrote. “Lorca Cohen is the mother of the baby and Rufus Wainwright is the father.” [Rufuswainwright]