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New Florence & the Machine Gets a Release Date
Florence & The Machine’s forthcoming second record already has an ominous one-word title (“Ceremonials”) and a dark, autumn-y lead single (“What the Water Gave Me”). Now she has a release date to match. The much-anticipated follow-up to “Lungs” will drop on Halloween for her lucky U.K. fans and a day later, November 1, in the U.S. The record’s tracklisting has been announced, and it includes such spooky titles as “Leave My Body,” “Seven Devils,” and “No Light, No Light.” ( Popdust)
Joe Jonas Debuts Nearly Naked New Video
Yes, we just said “naked,” “Jonas” and “video.” The former teen star is all grown up in his new video for second “Fastlife” single “Just In Love,” set in Paris involving a beautiful girl. However, Jonas maintains he’s “not naked and she’s not naked” in the clip but admits, “I’ll just say it’s a little bit older than anything I’ve done before. Check out the video below. ( E! Online)
SiriusXM Radio To Reopen Studio 54 For One Night
SiriusXM Radio is celebrating the launch of their Studio 54 Radio channel by putting together a one night only celebration at the original Studio 54 location in NYC on October 18. SiriusXM is bringing on original Studio 54 collaborators and DJs like Karin Bacon, Nicky Siano, Leroy Washington and others to ensure the most authentic late ’70s experience. The event will also be broadcast live on Studio 54 Radio.
F*cked Up, Tokyo Police Club To Play ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ 144 Times In A Row
In case you couldn’t get enough of grunge, here’s comes 144 performances straight of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Members of F*cked Up, Tokyo Police Club and others are getting together at the Toronto Underground Cinema on October 1 to play through the Nirvana classic over and over again. The math says the 144 performances would last around 12 hours if everyone played the full version. ( Pitchfork via Exclaim)
(Reporting by Chris Payne and RJ Cubarrubia)