Weekly Music News: Carrie Brownstein, Foxygen and more

March 19, 2015
Photo: Sleater-Kinney at Youth On Record 2
Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney

Carrie Brownstein to publish memoir

Carrie Brownstein, guitarist for Sleater-Kinney and one-half of "Portlandia," is set to publish a memoir this October titled "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl." The book will cover Brownstein's early music career up to Sleater-Kinney's hiatus in 2006. 

Sleater-Kinney reunited last year and released the new album "No Cities to Love" earlier in 2015. [via The A.V. Club]

photo: Foxygen press
Foxygen

Foxygen announces "last tour"

Foxygen has announced a spring and summer tour billed as its "LAST tour" via the band's Twitter page. It's unclear if the "farewell tour" is in reference to the end of Foxygen itself, or the alter ego "Star Power" the members assumed for the band's latest album "...And Star Power."

The tour includes a stop at Boulder's Fox Theatre on March 31. [via Consequence of Sound]

James Murphy covers David Bowie for film soundtrack

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem fame has released a cover of David Bowie's "Golden Years," recorded for the forthcoming film "While We're Young." Murphy also composed the original score for the film, which is out March 27.

Listen to the cover via Pitchfork.

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