July 9, 2012


News Notes: D'Angelo Unveils "Liberation Tour" With Mary J. Blige

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D'Angelo Announces Tour With Mary J. Blige

The 20-date "Liberation Tour" so far features four confirmed shows on the east coast. More dates are expected soon. [Pitchfork]

Of Montreal Planning New Single, Outakes Album

Before releasing a follow-up to 2012's Paralytic Stalks, theAthens, Georgia band will be "releasing singles for awhile." "I'm still a huge fan of pop music," said frontman Kevin Barnes. "I love the format and the restriction to try to do as much as you can within a three-minute space."

Former Member Stabs, Bites Band Onstage in NYC 

Friday night at CBGB Festival at New York's Webster Hall, former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan attacked current Cro-Mags members Mike Couls and William Berario. Flanagan, who is banned from Cro-Mags shows, was subdued by six police officers. [Stereogum]

Ex-LCD Soundsystem Singer James Murphy to Open Brooklyn Store

House of Good will sell custom luggage designed by Murphy, coffee, candy from Denmark, socks and Chinese speakers. [NYT]