Post-punk super-group Githead is getting ready for its third album release in November. Featuring Colin Newman (of Wire), Malka Spigel and Max Franken (of Minimal Compact), and Robin Rimbaud (Scanner), the quartet's latest is titled Landing, and features an updated, more organic take on the post-punk sound that many in the group pioneered. Though the lyrical content remains the same—political and social unrest still rule the day, after all—the sound is infinitely more nuanced and pop-obsessed than Githead's past efforts.
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While touring the U.S. this month, BBC Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs will be supplying us with a fully detailed rundown of her trip. Check back every few days for more updates and videocasts, and see her in action in your town soon (if you haven't already).
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Ghostly International and Christopher Willits' Overlap imprint are ganging together for their first collaborative release, a lovely slice of ambient music from Michigan/Ontario-based artist Chris McNamara. Vague Cities is a five-track album that recalls Brian Eno, bvdub's more ambient moments, and even a bit of the Chain Reaction catalog. Read more »
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