Labor Day weekend is long gone, but it seems like everyone’s still getting back into the swing of things. So whether you’re heading back to school after a long and lazy summer or returning to a nine-to-five job, chances are there’s a lot on your mind that isn’t necessarily music-related.
Quite honestly, we don’t blame you. A lot can happen in a given week that consumes the better part of your attention.
We’re back once again to fill you in on all things music. Think of it as a temporary break from the daily grind. Or at least a fabulous procrastination tool if you’re an overworked college student. So enjoy the following recap, no matter who you are or what you’ve got on your plate.
– Remember when we told you that Panda Bear would release Tomboy this month? Well, we were lying.
– We might have lied about Daft Punk‘s massive tour next year, too.
But everything else that follows is totally true. Honest!
– Amy Winehouse is still alive and making music. Find out more here.
– The Rolling Stones are retiring.
– Harvest of Hope got axed.
– Freebass broke up.
– Bonnaroo is already shaping up to be epic.
– Amazon purchased the digital music site Amie Street.
– A track from Kings on Leon‘s forthcoming LP surfaced.
– There’s plenty of other new material to hear as well. Sufjan Stevens put a new song. And The Decemberists put out three.
– As if The xx couldn’t get any bigger, they won the 2010 Mercury Prize.
– The Dresden Dolls announced a brief reunion tour.
– M. Ward and Chris Walla, among others, will participate in a Led Zeppelin tribute.
– Massive Attack have a new EP in the works. So does Metallica.
– Squarepusher detailed his forthcoming LP.
– Soundgarden shed some light their upcoming plans.
– N.E.R.D. and a bunch of other special guests will join Gorillaz on tour.
– Michael Roffman dissected the new Weezer album.
– Adam Kivel shared his thoughts on The Thermals‘ latest effort.
– Chris Coplan reviewed Body Talk Pt. 2, the second of Robyn‘s three planned albums for this year.
– Drew Litowitz told us about Cotton Jones‘ new gem.
– We posted our report on the inaugural North Coast Music Fest
– Philip Cosores covered FYF ’10.
– And as if we don’t post enough festival-related material on this site, Karina Halle took on Bumbershoot.