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DJ Ones’ Five Music Facts from the past week

1. Fleet Foxes have announced that its second album will be released sometime during the second half of 2010. Although few information has been given on any name, member Robert Peckfold described the sound as being “less poppy.” He continued, “There are definitely super-upbeat songs that are being worked on for the new record. But as a whole, it’s probably a little bit less upbeat.” (via Pitchfork)

2. Continuing on upcoming album releases, a spokesperson from Arcade Fire has announced that the band will be releasing a new single early next year with a new album coming out some time in the second half of the year. Although the band is expecting the album to be out sometime in second half of next year there is no definite date for the new album’s release. The upcoming record is being produced by Markus Dravs, the same producer that worked on their last full-length “Neon Bible.” (via NME)

3. Pavement’s Scott Kannberg has announced that if the Pavement’s upcoming reunion tour goes well. He said, “I think it is inevitable that we’ll make some more music.” He also mentioned that Pavement is also likely going to add more dates to the upcoming tour due to the high demand for tickets. (via The Age)

4. Hot Chip has announced a comeback single entitled “One Life Stand.” This will also be the title track of their fourth album. The single is set for a early February release. Following the release of its next album the band is planning on touring the UK. (via NME)

5. To finish out the common theme of 2010 releases this week, Cat Power has announced that she is currently working on her follow-up to her 2006 album, “The Greatest.” When she described what her writing process for this new album she added, “It’s just me this time.” Cat Power plans on doing a couple of shows in Australia in December and January. (via Pitchfork)