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Liam Finn Announces US Fall Tour

It’s not easy to hit a target when you aren’t sure what exactly your quarry looks—or sounds—like. Don’t misunderstand: Liam Finn knew what he and co-producer Burke Reid wanted to accomplish with FOMO, the follow-up to the New Zealand dynamo’s 2008 breakout I’ll Be Lightning. But they also recognised that capturing that je ne nais sais quoi that makes or breaks one-of-a-kind songs wouldn’t be a cakewalk.

Mike Patton to release soundtrack for The Solitude of Prime Number on 11/1/11

Mike Patton, moved by the Paolo Giordano novel The Solitude of Prime Numbers and having contributed music to the movie of the same name, has created a 16-track release that boasts some of the most contemplative and stirring music of his multi-faceted career with Patton describing the release as a personal “sonic departure.”  The album, titled Music From The Film and Inspired By the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi), has been set for a 11-1-11 release via Ipecac Recordings. 

Coming Around Again: The Current Trend of Re-Forming Bands

By Clay Lancaster (theFIVE10 Staff)

I spent last night and this morning listening to a track called “Home” by Ben Folds Five. No, not Ben Folds… Ben Folds Five.

Some of you may be confused.

You see, many kids nowadays know and love Ben Folds. That’s what they know: “Ben Folds”… as a solo artist. It seems a big portion of his newer fans haven’t looked into his history to discover that he hit the music scene with Ben Folds Five (a trio) back in the early 90’s.  I was a die hard fan of BFF, as was my brother.


THE SMASHING PUMPKINS–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO–will return to the road this fall for an intimate 12-city U.S. tour that will serve as a warm-up to a big year of touring for the band in 2012. The fall trek launches in Los Angeles on October 5 at the Wiltern Theatre and wraps in Philadelphia on October 22 at the Tower Theatre.

Idiot Glee Announces Fall Tour


After the idyllic charm of last year’s debut single “All Packed Up / Don’t Drink The WaterIdiot Glee returns with his first album Paddywhack, which was released on June 7th on Moshi Moshi.

23-year-old James Friley trades in spectral transmissions: multi-layered vocal concoctions that sound like they are emitted from a radio in the past, or coming over an unknown satellite frequency from the future, telling stories about a more idyllic time.

Dub Trio Set Oct. 25th Release For Dub Trio IV

Dub Trio, the Brooklyn Based trio who intertwine dub and metal, is set to release their first studio album in three years, Dub Trio IV on Oct. 25 via ROIR.
The instrumental outfit that has won praise from all sides of the music spectrum for their “spacious reggae grooves spiked with high-adrenaline punk rock” (New York Times) have spent the past few years as adopted members of other artist’s bands.  Following the 2008 release of Dub Trio’s Another Sound Is Dying, the band joined Mike Patton’s Peeping Tom and followed by becoming Matisyahu’s live band for the next two years, traveling the globe with stops at the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as performances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Modeselektor Complete Recording New Album, Monkeytown, out October 4th


As recently announced, Berlin’s Modeselektor will be releasing their third full-length album, Monkeytown, October 4th on their very own Monkeytown Records. Featuring collaborations with Thom YorkeBusdriverPVTAnti Pop ConsortiumMiss Platinum, and more, this new record shows the duo of Gernot Bonsert and Sebastian Szary returning in full force to their club-oriented roots. Monkeytown is hard hitting, smart club music that steps forward in sound and structure, yet still completely assaults the dance floor.