1. Interpol Returns To Matador For Fourth Album

    August 13, 2010 3:25 PM EDT Once a decade, it seems, a respected act from Matador signs a deal with Capitol and promptly falls flat. But unlike Liz Phair , Interpol isn't coping by releasing bizarre Bollywood tracks online-instead, the band is quickly boomeranging back to its original home. The group's new,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Rihanna's New Tattoo is a Typo

    August 12, 2010 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Receives Typo'd Tattoo Rihanna 's latest tattoo contains an unfortunate grammatical error, according to PopEater. The singer's latest ink is placed on the side of her neck and reads "…

  3. Interpol Sets Fall Tour, Says Split with Bassist Was 'Amicable'

    July 29, 2010 2:05 PM EDT Collaboration -- and keyboards -- are the hallmark of Interpol 's self-titled fourth album, which is slated for a Sept. 7 release. "The writing process has always been pretty collaborative, but even moreso this time," drummer Sam Fogarino tells Billboard.com. "I think at…

  4. Without A Label, BLK JKS Cuts Big Deals

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fast-rising South African rock band BLK JKS clearly knows how to make interesting music that channels the Mars Volta and more traditional sounds in equal measure. Fast-rising South African rock band BLK JKS clearly knows how to make interesting music that channels the Mars Volta and more…

  5. Secret Machines Leave Reprise For World's Fair

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Secret Machines are switching from Reprise Records to the World's Fair Label Group for their third album, a self-titled effort likely due in October. Secret Machines are switching from Reprise Records to the World's Fair Label Group for their third album, a self-titled effort likely…

  6. Secret Machines Get Busy On Next Album

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Despite the loss of founding member Benjamin Curtis, Secret Machines are pressing on with their third Warner Bros. album. Despite the loss of founding member Benjamin Curtis, Secret Machines are pressing on with their third Warner Bros. album. The group, which features core members Brandon…

  7. Secret Machines / May 4, 2006 / Los Angeles (El Rey Theatre)

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Secret Machines are an artistic force to be reckoned with, best experienced in a live setting. Both albums from the New York-via-Dallas trio contain plenty of the thick, swirling sonic mood that p The Secret Machines are an artistic force to be reckoned with, best experienced in a live…

  8. Drop, Drop, Dropping It Down

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock trio the Secret Machines headed to upstate New York to record its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." Rock trio the Secret Machines headed to upstate New York to record its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." The eight-track set is the follow-up to 2004&…

  9. Secret Machines Set New Album Track List

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock trio Secret Machines has finalized the track list for its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." Rock trio Secret Machines has finalized the track list for its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." In the same vein as its nine-song 2004 predecessor, "Now…

  10. Secret Machines Find Focus On New Album

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock trio the Secret Machines is eyeing a mid-to-late March release for its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." Rock trio the Secret Machines is eyeing a mid-to-late March release for its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." Primarily recorded at Allaire Studios…

  11. Secret Machines Working Out New Tunes On Tour

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite the fact the majority of the next set is ostensibly written, singer/bassist/keyboardist Brandon Curtis stresses its musical direction remains elusive. Hotly tipped rock act the Secret Machines will take advantage of its upcoming North American tour with Interpol to perfect some of the…