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One Liners: Leonard Cohen, Dixie Chicks, Frank Carter, more

By | Published on Monday 23 September 2019

Leonard Cohen


A posthumous new Leonard Cohen album, titled ‘Thanks For The Dance’, is set for release on 22 Nov. At his father’s request, Cohen’s son Adam added music to his final vocal recordings, with contributions from Damien Rice, Leslie Feist, The National’s Bryce Dessner and more. “In composing and arranging the music for his words, we chose his most characteristic musical signatures, in this way keeping him with us”, says the younger Cohen. “What moves me most about the album is the startled response of those who have heard it. ‘Leonard lives!’ they say, one after the other”. From the album, this is ‘The Goal’.

Dixie Chicks have announced that they will release their first new album for fourteen years next year. Titled ‘Gaslighter’, it will be their first release since ‘Taking The Long Way’, which came three years after the backlash to negative comments they made about then US president George W Bush threatened to end their career. “Our last album was the most personal and autobiographical we’d ever been, and then this one is, like, ten times that”, the band’s Natalie Maine tells the Spiritualgasm podcast.

Tegan & Sara have released new single ‘Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie)’. Their new album, ‘Hey, I’m Just Like You’, is out this week. “Our mother tells a story about watching the 1980s television show ‘Punky Brewster’ with us when we were four years old”, says Sara. “The episode’s morality tale focused on lying, and near the end of the show, she describes one of us climbing onto her back, sobbing into her neck and confessing a lie we’d told her earlier in the day. At fifteen, we started telling lies again, and we absolved ourselves constantly in the lyrics of our songs”.

Richie Hawtin has released new mix ‘Close Combined’. As well as being available on digital audio services, you can also watch it with accompanying visuals. “I believe that as our scene has become more popular, the definition of DJing has become more narrow”, he says. “I want to be as transparent as possible in how, why and what I play in order to bring focus onto the intuitive spontaneity that is at the heart of a great DJ performance. ‘Close Combined’ continues my exploration into my own creative tendencies and invites my fans along to get closer to the instinctive impulses that drive my creativity”.

Green Day have released the video for new single ‘Father Of All…’ “We wanted to make something about dancing”, say the band.

TNGHT – aka Hudson Mohawke and Lunice – have returned with their first new track for six year, ‘Serpent’.

Shhe has released new single ‘Emma’, taken from her upcoming debut album. “It’s about a relationship that is unhealthy”, she says of the song. “You still have unanswered questions and you’re still trying to make sense of everything. The track is about the aftermath of that. It’s about letting go. It’s about seeing things how they really are. It’s about reclaiming strength through that process”.



Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes have postponed the first week of their US tour, which was due to start in New York tonight, after Carter and a friend were involved in a car accident in Devon on Thursday.

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