Roundup: Landmark Studio To Become Condos, REM 30th, New Future Islands

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BmoreMusic has announced the release of a new 7″ from Baltimore indie band Future islands. “Tomorrow” is streaming here for your listening pleasure.


The studio where Bob Dylan, Radiohead and Elvis Costello have recorded, may be turned into flats. As reported by the BBC, London’s Church Studios is owned by musician David Gray, who has applied to convert the cavernous space into five “residential units” plus “ancilliary office space.

Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon in 1980 outside of his New York City home, has been denied parole for the seventh time.

REM’s EP Chronic Town was released 30 years ago today.

A weird mish-mash of rock star birthday this weekend. Saturday: Elvis Costello is 58, Rob Halford is 61, Gene Simmons is 63. Sunday Adrian Young (No Doubt) is 43. Shirley Manson is 46.

The Joy Formidable are gearing up for the release of their new album, Wolf’s Law, early next year. In the meantime they’e put together a teaser video of the title track. Something the pack will enjoy.




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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.