May 4, 2006

Today's Hotness: Dinosaur Jr., Measles Mumps Rubella, Bloc Party

Lou Barlow with Dinosaur Jr., December 2005>> This post at the FreakScene forums today points to a recent update from Lou Barlow who says that he and Murph finished tracking seven songs for the forthcoming Dinosaur Jr. set during Dinosaur's sessions in Amherst earlier this year. J. is apparently still working on the guitars and vocals for those tracks, and hopefully a few more are in the works because, you know, seven tunes do not a rock album make, you know? There's various and sundry other tidbits in Lou's update, too, including a status report of sorts on the planned Domino reissue of Sebadoh III. Check it all out here.

>> Beastie Boy Ad Rock has signed on to remix a track for awkwardly monikered dance-punkers Measles Mumps Rubella. The cut will be included on the band's planned single "Dynamic Disaster," which is expected to hit retail this summer, and presumably its a version of "Dynamic Disaster." But who knows, right? Incidentally, MMR commenced a two-week tour of North America. Hit their web site to see if they are coming to your town.

>> Billboard reports here that Brit indie wunderkinds Bloc Party will begin recording their sophomore set in Ireland shortly. The record is expected to be issued by Vice/Atlantic before year's end. Apparently the band has been listening to a lot of Bowie, although it's anybody's guess whether that will be apparent in the new set.

>> How about some Free Range Music? If you are feeling the latest salvo from arena rockers Pearl Jam, AOL Music has an exclusive set from the Jammers that apparently includes a pretty thorough interview segment. Here's the link.

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