Roundup: Jack White-Free Edition (New My Bloody Valentine and More!)

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Shoegazers everywhere can delight in the fact that My Bloody Valentine have decided to get back in the studio and release their first new material in 22 years. That’s right, new MBV material for the first time since around when Skrillex was learning to walk.

Despite their vastly out-of-date web site, Brazilian Girls have apparently re-united after an extended sabbatical, playing an April 26th show in Madrid and scheduling June shows in Washington, D.C. (June 14th) Brooklyn (June 19th).

The Dandy Warhols have released the video for their new track, “Sad Vacation.”

Canadian alt-rock legends Sloan dropped hints that they are working on a record of some sort via Facebook.

The Offspring have released the title track from their new Bob Rock-produced album, Days Go By, (it’s not a punk song) and announced plans for a special show commemorating the 20th Anniversary of their debut on Epitaph, Ignition, at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA on May 3rd. The album will be released on June 26th, and hopefully for the band will sell more units than Dexter Holland’s hot sauce.

Queen prepares for a 25-date tour that will included dates with a singer who discovered Queen’s music…watching Wayne’s World.

Brooklyn songstress Santigold has offered up a cover of the Credence Clearwater Revival classic, “Proud Mary,” while fellow New Yorkers Azealia Banks and Lana Del Rey have (in what had to be a record company-driven collaboration) have teamed up with two dudes from Foster the People, (operating under the moniker Smims & Belle) to release a surprisingly good remix of “Blue Jeans.”

Toronto band Metric have also released a track from their upcoming album, Synthetica.  “Youth Without Youth” sounds like Garbage (in a good, Butch Vig-infused way, not in that bad, Oscar the Grouch way). Always sexy songstress Emily Haines describes the first single as “a song that wrote itself,” which is surely not what she will tell the folks at ASCAP.

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Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.