Quick Hits: Foster The People, Sevendust, The Pixies, Gwar
March 24, 2014


Foster The People
Foster The People's new album, Supermodel, has finally hit stores in the U.S., and frontman Mark Foster says the album really shows the juxtaposition of life in the U.S. versus that in other countries. Foster traveled the world for inspiration for the 11 new songs, and then the trio moved into a home in Malibu, CA to record. "It's really about the difference between the culture that we live in in L.A. and looking at the rest of the world and seeing how other people live with the focus on community, communication, real connections, social media and how social media is affecting our culture now," Foster told Billboard.com. "I think it's looking at isolation in the U.S. and that being something that's kind of growing, and comparing that to other cultures that are really very in tune with how people have been living for thousands of years." The band's U.S. tour kicks off on April 8 in Pomona, CA.

Sevendust has added a second leg to their An Evening With Sevendust acoustic tour, which kicks off April 1 in Athens, GA. The trek is now set to run until June 28 in Kent, CT. The band is hitting the road to promote their forthcoming acoustic album, Time Travelers & Bonfires, which will be released on April 15 via 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services. To craft the set, the group took suggestions from fans about which Sevendust songs they should re-record acoustically. The final choices that made the cut are: "Black," "Gone," "Denial," "Karma," "Trust," and "Crucified."

After some extensive reunion tours in recent years, the Pixies have decided it is time to release a new album as well. The band's new collection, Indie Cindy, will be their first full studio album since 1991's Trompe le Monde, and it will be released on April 29 in North America on the band's own independent label, Pixiesmusic. The album will be comprised of the previously released song "Bagboy;" the eight tracks from EP-1 and EP-2, released September 3, 2013 and January 3, 2014 respectively; plus the three new tunes from the just-released EP-3. "We started seriously talking about recording new music about four years ago," said drummer David Lovering. "New music seemed like something we just had to do, we just couldn't continue to go out and tour without anything new. So the talk evolved into writing and recording, and we're all very happy with the way everything worked out."

Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, known to fans of the theatrical shock rock band as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his home in his Richmond, VA on Sunday. Brockie was only 50-years-old. Richmond police reportedly do not suspect foul play, and the Medical Examiner's officer has yet to determine the official cause of death. Gwar manager Jack Flanagan issued a statement that reads: "It is with a saddened heart that I confirm my dear friend, Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR, passed away at approximately 6:50 PM Sunday, March 23, 2014. His body was found Sunday by his bandmates at his home in Richmond, VA. A full autopsy will be performed. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed."




 
Music News
Riot Fest Reels In Modest Mouse, No Doubt and More
Quick Hits: Mumford & Sons, MS MR, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Daughtry, The Roots / Philadelphia Music Alliance, Bonnaroo SuperJam
Twenty One Pilots Hit #1 On Billboard 200
Quick Hits: U2, NiFi Festival, Azealia Banks
A$AP Rocky Drops Early Release
Quick Hits: Neil Young, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Boston Calling festival, Rob Thomas
Adam Lambert Unveils Two New Tracks
Academy Award-Nominated Actress Hailee Steinfeld Inks Record Deal With Republic Records
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Slayer
The Week In Review: 5/18-5/22
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Madonna, Little Mix, Roger Waters
Pitch Perfect 2 Comes In At #1
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Five Finger Death Punch, Amy Winehouse, Riot Fest
FMQB Photo Pass: MMRBQ 2015
Quick Hits: Sam Smith, B.B. King, Life Is Beautiful festival, Bullet For My Valentine
Breaking News
John Sutherland Promoted To VP/Market Manager For Cumulus Providence
iHeartMedia, CW Network And Yahoo Announce The 2015 "iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party"
The Daytime Village At The iHeartRadio Music Festival Lineup Announced
iHeartMedia And Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Honored For Nationwide Radiothon Campaign
In Brief - May 28, 2015
May 27, 2015
iHeartMedia Connecticut Names Zac Davis PD of WKSS & WKCI
iHeartMedia Phoenix Appoints Spivey And Wolff To APD Posts
Former Dial Global/Westwood One Execs Launch DGital Media
Radio Promotion Executive Bridget Herrmann Joins Crush Music
Sinclair Broadcast Group And iHeartMedia Join Forces For UNCF "An Evening Of Stars"
In Brief - May 27, 2015
May 26, 2015
Michelle Jubelirer Promoted To COO, Capitol Music Group
CBS Radio Phoenix Names Tim Richards VP/Programming
Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas & Phil McIntyre Announce Formation Of Safehouse Records
Free Registration Offered To Radio Show's First-Ever Student Scholars Program
In Brief - May 26, 2015
May 22, 2015
Hubbard Radio Ups Jeremy Sinon To Corporate Digital Director
The Week In Review: 5/18-5/22
KSZR/Tucson Becomes Classic Hip Hop, 97.5 The Vibe
In Brief - May 22, 2015
May 21, 2015
President Obama To Renominate Jessica Rosenworcel As FCC Commissioner
Herndon Hasty Joins Cumulus Kansas City As VP/Sales
In Brief - May 21, 2015
May 20, 2015
Bruce Lundvall, Longtime Blue Note President, Dies At 79
Zach Mullins Named Digital Sales Manager For Cox Media Group/Atlanta
FMQB NOW

Question Of
The Week

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!