Pixies - Bagboy

Pixies... Bag with a bang (sorry)

News round-up: Pixies, Dismemberment Plan, MGMT and more!

Published on July 1st, 2013 | Jonny Abrams

If you like bands, and you like news, there’s a good chance you’d like news about bands. In that spirit, here is/are some, featuring word of new material from Pixies, Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, Yoko Ono and The Dismemberment Plan…

Arctic Monkeys

New album AM (such titular styling is all the rage at the moment) will be released on September 9th, produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford and featuring appearances from Josh Homme and John Cooper Clarke.

Check out our review of their new single “Do I Wanna Know” in last week’s singles round-up. Go on, bloody do it!

MGMT

The ‘nu-psychedelicists’ (or what have you) issue their self-titled new album on September 17th, with Flaming Lips cohort Dave Fridmann again on production duties.

MGMT have been getting better and better the more experimental they’ve become over recent releases, so we’re keen to hear what they’ve come up with.

We could do with someone in the limelight throwing down some sort of psych gauntlet, lest anyone think that a flowery video and swirling organ solo constitute legitimate shortcuts.

Pixies

In case you missed it, they’ve a new song out. Yes, a brand new Pixies song. Called “Bagboy”.

Don’t believe us? Then explain this…

See what we think of it, why not, in this week’s singles reviews!

Pulp

There’s going to be a documentary about the legendary Sheffield band’s gig in Sheffield last Christmas. The imaginatively titled Pulp and Sheffield will presumably be a look at Pulp, Sheffield, how Sheffield affected Pulp and how Pulp affected Sheffield.

Pulp. Sheffield. Pulp. Sheffield.

The Dismemberment Plan

The Washington DC geniuses responsible for such genuinely groundbreaking albums as 1997’s The Dismemberment Plan is Terrified, 1999’s Emergency & I and 2001’s Change are set to release a well overdue new one on October 15th.

Uncanny Valley will drop on…hang about, we already told you the date, didn’t we? Just enjoy this classic ‘D-Plan’ number and join us in anticipating the new one really quite rabidly…

Yoko Ono

A brand new Plastic Ono Band album titled Take Me to the Land of Hell will be released on September 17th, featuring appearances tUnEyArDs, ?uestlove, Wilco’s Nels Cline and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt.

There will also be remixes from Beastie Boys and Cornelius. That’s a stellar cast right there, we must say.

You know what? Yoko Ono is one cool lady, even if she did break The Beatles.

Finally, rest in peace…

Alan Myers, drummer of Devo between 1976 and 1985

Alan Myers of Devo

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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.