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DJ Ones’ Five Music Facts from the past week

1. After a bit of hysteria last week, it has since been confirmed that Gorillaz will not be breaking up. Representatives of the act have come out saying, “Despite rumours to the contrary, Gorillaz are alive and well and misbehaving in London W10.” (via Clash Music)

2. Danger Mouse and Jack White are set to work on a collaboration together called Rome. The work, which features Danger Mouse and a variety of other artist, is set to release on Capitol Records in May. (via Pitchfork)

3. The Fresh & Onlys lead, Tim Cohen, is readying an upcoming solo album titled Magic Trick. The album will be out on February 22. (via Exclaim!)

4. The music streaming website SoundCloud has recently hit the milestone of three million users. The site has grown by a third since the beginning of the year. “To see this kind of exponential increase is incredible,” said the founder of SoundCloud Alexander Ljung. (via NME)

5. After realizing that a fan ticket exchange site had been selling tickets to the final LCD Soundsystem show in New York at inflated prices, frontman James Murphy responded by telling those selling at inflated prices to “eat shit.” Pre-sale tickets for the Madison Square Garden show were showing up on Stub-Hub before the ticketing opened up to the general public at significantly higher prices. (via NME)

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SoundOff12 Tennis/The Decemberists

On this edition of SoundOff we return! DJ Shorty Shorts and DJ Ones breakdown the upcoming Grammys, the Gorillaz staying together, and the new collaboration between Danger Mouse and Jack White, while reviewing the latest from The Decemberists and Tennis.

Listen to episode 12.

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Soundoff4 LCD Soundsystem- This is Happening

This week we spoke about Broken Social Scene’s bonus EP, the official release of Dark Night of the Soul, Crystal Castles rush release, Phoenix scoring a film, and we reviewed LCD Soundsystem’s This is Happening.

Listen to episode four.

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DJ Ones’ Five Music Facts from the past week

1. You Say Party! We Say Die!’s drummer Devon Clifford passed away after a gig the band was playing in Vancover. After collapsing on stage, the band asked fans to call 911, and Clifford was soon after rushed to a near-by hospital. Clifford died on the April 18th after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage. Clifford was 30-years-old. (via NME)

2. Broken Social Scene has announced that they will be releasing a bonus EP alongside their upcoming full length. The EP will be available to those who either pre-order or purchase a physical copy of the album. The 10 track EP is entitled “Lo-Fi for the Dividing Nights.” (via Pitchfork)

3. The collaboration between Danger Mouse, Mark Linkous, and David Lynch entitled “Dark Night of the Soul” will be officially released July 13th in the US. The album is dedicated to Vic Chesnutt who died after contributing to the album. The official release also comes after the suicide of Linkous. The album was initially leaked online and the collaboration originally “released” the album as a picture book including photos by Lynch with a blank CD that had a sticker on it which said, “Use it as you will.” (via NME)

4. Crystal Castles are to rush-release their upcoming album. The change in dates is coming after their upcoming full length was leaked online. This comes alongside the news that, along with many other bands, Crystal Castles had to cancel tour dates due to volcanic ash that has been interfering with European airlines. (via NME)

5. Phoenix are set to score an upcoming film by Sofia Coppola. The band will be doing the soundtrack for Coppola’s next flick entitled “Somewhere” which is due out in the fall. (via Pitchfork)