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DJ Ones Five Music Facts from the past week

1. The super-group Them Crooked Vultures have announced their self-titled, debut album will be released next month. The group which features David Grohl (The Foo Fighters), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and John Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) are scheduled to tour the UK in December after their album releases.  (via NME)

2. Just six months after the release of its last album, Eels has announced that its follow up to “Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire” entitled “End Times” will be released January 19 of next year.  (via Pitchfork)

3. The London based ensemble The Rakes has split up and canceled their upcoming tour or the UK and the United States. In a statement released by the band, it explained, “If we can’t give it everything then we won’t do it. That was the rule we set ourselves from day one. After much deliberation we have come to the shared conclusion that we can’t give it 100 per cent any more and regret to announce that The Rakes are calling it a day.” In the same statement it concluded, “We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to write music together and perform around the world. Genuinely, thanks for the good times… that was one hell of a party! But now, we really must get some sleep.” Fans who have purchased tickets will be fully refunded. (via NME)

4. After the bassist and drummer of Jay Reatard’s band quit earlier this month, it has been announced that Jay Reatard has already lined up drummer Jacob Elving and bassist Anders Thode (both of which are from the punk band Cola Freaks. Reatard is planning to follow up with a European tour and a North American tour. They will be playing in Chapel Hill at the Local 506 on December 1. (via Matador Records)

5. Singer/songwriter Andrew Bird has announced he will be playing five acoustic shows set in various churches this December. The artist, who is currently touring in support of his most recent album “Noble Beast”. When asked about the church based shows Bird responded,“What I hope to do with these shows is adapt my music completely to the atmosphere of the space and the season.” (via NME)

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