Weekly Music News: Sasquatch!, Built to Spill and more

February 6, 2015
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Sasquatch! Festival announces music lineup for 2015

The 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place May 22-25 at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash. The lineup was announced this week: it features Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Spoon, The New Pornographers and many more.

See the full lineup via the festival's website.

Photo: Kim Gordon 'Girl in a Band' book cover(Photo: Dey Street Books)

Kim Gordon to release memoir documenting end of Sonic Youth

Kim Gordon, former bassist and vocalist for Sonic Youth, will release the memoir "Girl in a Band" on Feb. 24. The book reportedly documents Gordon's breakup with ex-husband and Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore, which led to the band's dissolution in 2011. Gordon's also writes of the band's early days and discovering Nirvana and Black Flag. [via Pitchfork]

New releases announced this week

  • Built to Spill's eighth studio album, "Untethered Moon," is out in April via Warner Bros.
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra will release "Multi-Love," the follow-up to 2013's "II," on May 26 via Jagjaguwar.
  • Massachusetts indie band Speedy Ortiz will release its third album "Foil Deer" on April 26 via Carpark. 

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