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Be Your Own Pet Tunes Too Violent for U.S. LP; Liars to Open Radiohead Tour

Plus director Martin Scorsese snags rights to Bob Marley's music for biopic, and Nightmare of You map spring/summer tour.

Three tunes off Be Your Own Pet’s new LP Get Awkward — “Blow Yr Mind,” “Black Hole,” and “Becky” — have been barred from the album’s U.S. version after being deemed too violent by Universal, which releases the quartet’s albums through a deal with their U.S. label, Ecstatic Peace. “I guess that’s just what happens when you decide to have something to do with a major label,” frontwoman Jemima Pearl told NYU student paper Washington Square News. “They’re going to be scared of anything that’s not completely cookie cutter.” [Via Pitchfork]

Sure, you’re stoked for Radiohead’s forthcoming spring tour behind In Rainbows, but now there’s even more to get celebrate: New York City art rockers Liars will open all dates. [Via Pitchfork]

The family of Bob Marley has opted to license the reggae legend’s music to director Martin Scorsese’s yet-to-be titled biopic, spearheaded in collaboration with Marley family-owned Tuff Gong Pictures, rather than Rita Marley, Bob’s former wife who struck a deal to executive produce a film based on her book No Woman, No Cry. [Via Hollywood Reporter]

In support of the band’s new Bang EP, which follows the release of 2005’s self-titled effort, New York-based quartet Nightmare of You have mapped a 40-date spring and summer tour, set to kick off April 1 in Asbury Park, and wrap June 14 in New York.

Nightmare of You tour dates:

4/1, Asbury Park, NJ (Asbury Lanes)
4/2, Raleigh, NC (The Brewery)
4/3, Greenville, SC (The Handlebar)?
4/5, Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)?
4/6, Orlando, FL (The Social)?
4/7, Gainesville, FL (1982 Bar)
4/8, Tampa, FL (The Orpheum)
4/9, Charlotte, NC (Tremont Music Hall — Casbah)?
4/10, Pittsburgh, PA (The School)?
4/11, Watertown, NY (Different Drummer Café)?
4/12, Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
5/15, Cambridge, MA (Middle East)
5/17, Buffalo, NY (Xtreme Wheels)
5/18, Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)?
5/20, Columbus, OH (The Basement)
5/22, Tinley Park, IL (Mojoes Rock House)?
5/24, Denver, CO (The Marquis Theater)
5/25, Salt Lake City, UT (Solid Ground)
5/27, Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
5/30, Los Angeles, CA (Knitting Factory)
5/31, Anaheim, CA (Chain Reaction)?
6/1, San Diego, CA(SOMA Sidestage)?
6/3, Tempe, AZ (The Clubhouse)
6/4, Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)?
6/5, San Antonio, TX (Rock Bottom)?
6/6, Dallas, TX (The Prophet Bar)
6/7, Austin, TX (Stubb’s BBQ)?
6/9, Oklahoma City, OK (The Conservatory)?
6/10, Tulsa, OK (Crush Lounge)?
6/11, St. Louis, MO (2 Cents Plain)?
6/14, New York, NY (Gramercy Theater)

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