A beloved friend of the Beach Sounds team left the city for Paris, and returned to all kinds of gossip and gab. Of course, much of the news delivered was music related so we've decided to dedicate this post to her (and others who might have trouble keeping up with music updates). We'll provide our top 10 headlines to prevent overwhelmed readers.
1. Beirut released their new album, The Rip Tide and can be found (legally) on iTunes. This was placed at headline number one for a reason.
2. A hearty "Arrrgh!" to the Treasure Island folks who released their lineup for October's TI Music Festival. Acts such as Death Cab, St. Vincent, Chromeo, and Explosions in the Sky have graced their schedule. Click HERE to see the full list. Jens Lekman was announced to perform TIMF's Nightlife show at the Academy of Sciences for only $12!
3. Feist has released the name, cover art, and tour dates for her new album, Metals. At long, long, long last. The album will available October fourth. Wine and a listening party anyone?
4.Kings of Leon have regrettably announced they are cancelling their U.S. tour due to "vocal issues and exhaustion." We would all believe this, if Kings singer Caleb Followill's drinking problem wasn't revealed to the world at one of their last shows in Dallas.
5. Best Coast released a music video for "Our Deal," a heart wrenching love story directed by Drew Barrymore. The video features actresses you'd find on Nickelodeon, Arrested Development, and Kick Ass. Watch it below, and grab a tissue.
Stay tuned for Part Two!