Weekly Music News: My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Thee Oh Sees and more

March 6, 2015
Photo: Zane Lowe
Zane Lowe

Zane Lowe ends 13-year tenure at BBC Radio

BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe signed off for the final time on March 5. Lowe was considered a vastly influential voice on the airwaves, and is credited with gaining massive exposure for artists like Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire. The final song Lowe played on his broadcast was "A Song for the Dead" by Queens of the Stone Age.

Lowe is leaving BBC Radio for a position with Apple. [via Pitchfork]

Photo: St. Vincent and Andy Gill
St. Vincent and Andy Gill

St. Vincent talks with Andy Gill of Gang of Four on "The Talkhouse Music Podcast"

On the latest episode of "The Talkhouse Music Podcast," Annie Clark of St. Vincent interviews Andy Gill of Gang of Four, the influential post-punk band that just released the new album "What Happens Next." Clark calls Gill one of her all-time favorite guitarists, and they discuss topics ranging from their guitars, soccer and the place of politics in music.

Stream the conversation via The Talkhouse.

New releases announced this week

  • My Morning Jacket's seventh album, "The Waterfall," is out May 4. The band's tour in support of the album will see them perform at Bonnaroo in June and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in August.
  • Tanlines' new full-length "Highlights" is out on May 19.
  • Thee Oh Sees announced "Mutilator Defeated At Last," the follow-up to last year's "Drop," which is out May 18.