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News this week: Mavis on Conan, Thao with tUne-yaRds, and the almighty Richard Swift
Friday March 4, 2011

It’s been another cold and wet week out there for most of us, so why not cap it off with Thao reminding everyone of what’s in store for the summer to be. Ah, summer.

Speaking of Thao, news was released this week of her upcoming tUnE-yaRds produced collaboration with Mirah, including a free download, via Pitchfork.

A few other bits we picked up the past couple weeks….

Mavis Staples played on Conan and also gave an amazing interview on Morning Becomes Electric at KCRW.

Damien Jurado finished some fast work in the studio for his upcoming release with Richard Swift, and also kicked off a massive three month tour – starting today in Portland.

Fruit Bats also gave word that they were in the studio, again with Mr. Swift, preparing their next release.

Pokey LaFarge announced his signing and upcoming 7″ release with the Jack White driven Third Man Records.

Sonny & The Sunsets gave news of their upcoming Fat Possum release, Hit After Hit, including a download of I Wanna Do It – also via Pitchfork.

And that about sums it up… Lots to do this weekend, lets make the most of it.

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