News Ticker: Norah Jones, Kanye West, Animal Collective and Alan Parsons Project

December 4th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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After collaborating with the likes of Ryan Adams, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff and Tom Waits’ backing band for The Fall, Norah Jones has recruited an even more impressive roster to remix some of her new songs. Check out the Beastie Boys remix of “That’s What I Said” at RCRD LBL, Santigold’s rendition of “Chasing Pirates” at Stereogum and Beck’s take on that same track at Artist Direct. The complete Chasing Pirates Remix EP will be available on January 12th.

Kanye West’s controversial VH1 Storytellers performance, which featured the rapper dissing Radiohead, supporting Chris Brown and calling O.J. Simpson “amazing,” will be released as a CD/DVD on January 5th, 2010, Rap-Up reports. The double-disc set will feature three of the songs edited out of the original telecast, plus a Q&A with the 808s & Heartbreak rapper.

Animal Collective’s long-in-the-works film, now dubbed ODDSAC, will premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Pitchfork reports. The Danny Perez-directed film is synopsized as “an earthy, psychedelic experimental narrative infused with Animal Collective’s aural and musical sensibilities” on the Sundance website.

Eric Woolfson, the co-founder of the British prog rock band the Alan Parsons Project, died of cancer this week in London at the age of 64, THR writes. Woolfson had a role in the band’s biggest songs, “Don’t Answer Me” and “Eye in the Sky,” a track which recieved even greater exposure as the intro music for the Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan era.


Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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