Weekly Music News: Crystal Castles, The Smiths, and more

October 10, 2014

photo: Crystal CastlesAlice Glass leaves Crystal Castles

Alice Glass, singer and one-half of electronica duo Crystal Castles, announced this week that she has left the group. A post on her Facebook page explains:

My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others. 
For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC. 
Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles.

The band's manager has hinted that the the second half of the duo, producer Ethan Hahn, may continue under the Crystal Castles moniker, telling NME: "I wouldn't bury the dead just yet." 

photo: The Smiths pressThe Smiths, Lou Reed, Kraftwerk among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced 13 nominees for its induction class of 2015. First-time candidates include The Smiths, Bill Withers, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, and Sting. See the full list of nominees below, and cast your induction votes via Rolling Stone:

  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Chic
  • Green Day
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Kraftwerk
  • The Marvellettes
  • N.W.A.
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Lou Reed
  • The Smiths
  • The Spinners
  • Sting
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan

David Lynch to resurrect "Twin Peaks" in 2016

Filmmaker/musician David Lynch has announced he will resurrect the television series "Twin Peaks." The new nine-episode season will air on Showtime in 2016, with Lynch directing each episode and collaborating with co-creator Mark Frost. Since "Twin Peaks" last aired in 1991, the show has since gained a substantial cult following and artists ranging from Beach House to Lana Del Rey have cited it as an influence.

Watch the teaser for the new season above. [via Pitchfork]

photo: The Postal Service bandThe Postal Service reunion documentary "Everything Will Change" out Nov. 24

Synth-pop duo The Postal Service has announced details of a feature-length concert documentary "Everything Will Change." Filmed over two nights at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, Calif., the movie chronicles the band's 10-year anniversary tour from last year with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and the full concert performance of sole album "Give Up." It's out Nov. 24 via Sub Pop, and in select theaters on Nov. 14 (no Denver dates are scheduled).

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