Alright, another 4th of July holiday weekend, another sinus infection and we are back with your music news for the week:
Beck - Releasing his new album Modern Guilt tomorrow (7/8) on multiple formats everywhere music is sold these days (and that ain't a lot places for those keeping score). The 10-song album is produced by Gnarls Barkley alum Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, who appears to be the go-to producer for musicians these days. Songs from the album are currently streaming on Beck's Myspace page.
The music world mourns the loss of Natasha Schneider (1956 - 2008), a talented multi-instrumentalist whose talents can be heard in the band Eleven with partner Alain Johannes, as well as on the 2005 Queens of the Stone Ages album Lullabies to Paralyze and Chris Cornell's 1999 album, Euphoria Morning. QOTSA's mainman Josh Homme posted a note on the band's website:
"On July 2nd, at 11:11 AM, Natasha Shneider passed away. She ended her time in this Life with the style and poetry that she lived all the days previous, crossing over while held in the arms of her closest and dearest. No words can encapsulate the unwaivering strength she provided, adversities she overcome, the talents she possessed & nutured, the sharpness of her wit nor the beautiful complexity of her intellect. We are so thankful for her influence & the gift of her friendship.
A celebration of Natasha Shneider will be held in Hollywood at the Henry Fonda Theatre on Saturday, Aug 16th. Further details will be released shortly. All proceeds of the benefit and donations made will go to the relieve the burden of Natasha's fight against cancer. To donate, go to NatashaShneider.org
Now is all we have. May you all make the most of it."
It takes a strong person to admit they are wrong. We here at Harmonious Feedback are not strong. Last month, we erroneously said the title of the new Verve album was Four. According to their site and numerous other sites on the interweb, the album title is Forth. The album will be released in the US on the band's own label On My Own on August 18th.