Today when I checked into the Twittersphere, all sorts of good things were happening- here are just a couple of my favorite announcements for today-
•Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie announced today that he’ll be releasing his debut solo album Former Lives out on October 16 in the US. Check out a snippet from Stereogum’s interview with Mr. Gibbard about the upcoming album. Some of Death Cab For Cutie’s best albums have revolved around lyrics containing heartbreak, and it seems as though Ben Gibbard/ Death Cab fans everywhere are assuming this will be Ben’s breakup album from his marriage with Zooey Deschanel, but maybe Ben will take it in a different direction than we think…
•The Antler’s new EP Undersea is due out on July 24, but today they posted the entire EP on their Facebook page so everyone can stream it. Just “Like” their page and you’re in- listen here.
•Thom Yorke’s side project, Atoms For Peace (consisting of Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nigel Godrich, engineer, producer and musician) is releasing a new single digitally and on vinyl. The first side of the vinyl single will be a remix of their song ”Other Side”, and the flipside will be their remix of Other Lives’ song “Tamer Animals”. Other Lives is an excellent band (read my review of one of their shows here), and this remix certainly puts a very different spin on their orchestral folk tunes. Hear the Other Lives single over at Pitchfork.