Radiohead are officially back in the lab working out new material, which means drummer Phil Selway will get little to no reprieve after coming off a solid month of touring his first album of solo material, the quietly brilliant Familial. Written with an all- star cast of players—including Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone, and singer/songwriter Lisa Germano—the album is a disarmingly intimate look at Radiohead’s soft spoken, well dressed timekeeper. We sat down with Mr. Selway to get a little more familiar with the material. …MORE
To their current credit, Wilco has seven studio albums, a live album, two collaboratives with Billy Bragg and a slew of nerd-fan B-sides and demos the band might not have wanted leaked, but they still play live. That being said, you can imagine that their shows can be… a bit lengthy. Their first of two nights at Montclair, New Jersey’s historic Wellmont Theatre boasted a 38-song set list, clocking in at over three hours. The night was so long, multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone left the stage at one point between songs, causing the rest of the band to adlib until he returned. Perhaps he had to send a text message.
Bonnaroo’s climate change awareness album, Best of Bonnaroo, will feature live recordings of Wilco, Pearl Jam and My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists and Jack Johnson.
The plan is to get the free compilation out to people who will then email their Senators, Obama and local media to stand in favor of upcoming climate change legislation. The project is a collaboration between the festival, HeadCount and NRDC Action Fund. The free download is available at Music for Action, where you can also get involved. Tracklisting after the jump.