The News: Hump Day Edition

22 10 2008

 

Pitchfork interviews Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes.

-Band Stand Busking, a site that features popular bands playing songs in a busking format, showcases Of Montreal on their website. Watch Here 

-An article about Times New Viking from DIS.

-Microsoft revealed yesterday that gamers purchase around 3.8 million Guitar Hero andRock Band downloads per month via their XBox Live network. That’s sickening…

They’ve sold around 45 million song downloads at a typical price of $1.99 each. Since the 360-exclusive release of Rock Band 2 in mid-September, the game has thus far sold 363,000 copies. RB2 was just released for PlayStation 3 this past weekend, the Wii version will arrive in time for christmas. Guitar Hero: World Tour, complete with drums and microphone add-ons to compete with Rock Band, hits stores this Sunday.

-Bon Iver will hit the road for a Winter tour on both sides of the ocean.
Kristian Matsson, better known as Swedish Dylan devotee 
The Tallest Man on Earth, will join Bon Iver for the US dates. 

12-03 Dublin, Ireland – Dublin National Stadium *
12-05 Brittany, France – Rencontres Transmusicales
12-06 Ghent, Belgium – Vooruit *#
12-07 London, England – Apollo Victoria Theatre *
12-10 New York, NY – Town Hall ^
12-11 New York, NY – Town Hall ^
12-14 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre ^
12-15 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero ^
12-18 Chicago, IL – The Vic ^
12-19 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre ^

* with Sarah Siskind
# with Land of Talk
^ with The Tallest Man on Earth

 

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