The first annual Intonation Music Festival has revealed a tentative line-up including The Decemberists, The Fiery Furnaces, Will Oldham, Broken Social Scene, Four Tet, Magnolia Electric Co., A.C. Newman, The Wrens, The Go! Team and the M’s. The festival will take place July 16 and 17 in Chicago’s Pulaski Park.
According to a post on their Web site, Scottish indie-poppers The Delgados are disbanding after 10 years of making music. The band decided they could not continue as a unit after the departure of bassist Stewart Henderson.
The Ponys have announced their latest album, Celebration Castle, will be released some time in May on In The Red Records. The album was produced by Steve Albini and will be followed by a tour kicking of April 29 at Chicago’s Double Door.
Ex-Phish bassist Mike Gordon and guitarist Leo Kottke will be releasing a collaboration entitled Sixty Six Steps this summer via RCA. The duo will follow-up the album with a short tour from June 19 to July 3.
What the hell? moment of the week
Oscar-winner Jaime Foxx is currently working on his debut solo album. Collaborators include (no joking) 50 Cent, Slash (yes, him), Snoop Dogg and former Creed singer Scott Stapp. For those who thought Catwoman was the most brain-dead thing ever done by an ex-Oscar winner, we proudly present this clusterfuck.