The Dandy Warhols have announced completion of their fifth LP, named Odditorium or Warlords of Mars, and have set a summer release date via Capitol.
Ryan Adams will release his latest LP Cold Roses via Lost Highway on May 3. It is the first of a projected three releases this year by Adams, an album September set for a summer release date and 29 to hit shelves this fall.
Bright Eyes has announced spring tour dates beginning April 18 and ending June 10, hitting Chicago’s Riviera on May 14-15. The tour will see Bright Eyes mastermind Connor Oberst backed by members of The Faint, Cursive and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The White Stripes have announced they have finished recording their latest LP in their hometown of Detroit. The as yet untitled album will be released June 14 via V2/ Third Man.
Former Replacements lead singer Paul Westerberg has announced some tour dates in support of an upcoming “best of” compilation on Rhino records. The tour begins April 14 and ends June 1 with a set at Chicago’s Riviera theatre on April 15.
What the hell? Moment of the week:
Automobile conglomerate Toyota announced at the South By Southwest Music Festival that it will be starting its own music imprint in order to break new bands and most likely sell a few cars in the process. Much like a Toyota, the bands may be around for a long time, but listening to them probably won’t get you a date.