Quick Hits: Bonnaroo, Miracle Fortress, Interpol, The Album Leaf

Miracle Fortress

A bevy of noteworthy information surfaced in the music world today regarding 2010. None long enough to really write a full post about independently, but I know I’d regret not providing the information in case you haven’t heard it. So, here goes:

Bonnaroo is slated for June 10-13 and ticket holiday pre-sales begin Friday, November 27 at 12 pm (ET). The official lineup will be announced sometime in late January / early February.

Miracle Fortress, whom I briefly discussed here, is releasing a new record in 2010 on Secret City, according to Bumpershine‘s Twitter.

Miracle Fortress – “Hold Your Secrets To Your Heart” [MP3]

– Sam Fogarino, Interpol‘s drummer, tells Paste that Interpol’s newest album, which they recorded earlier this year, will be released on Capitol Records in early 2010. As Fogarino says, “The new record falls back towards the first. In trying to move forward, there was an unspoken realization that you can’t let go of your sonic-defining tag. There was an effort in Daniel’s guitar tone; he rediscovered it playing in his loft space for a year without anybody. The quality of that tone, played in a big room, is just beautiful. It creates an atmosphere.” [via P4k]

Interpol – “The New” [MP3]

The Album Leaf, according to The Music Slut, announced a brief U.S. tour and because Jimmy LaValle is one of my favorite musicians he’s obviously not heading to the East Coast.

The Album Leaf 2010 Tour Dates:

2/5 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
2/6 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
2/12 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
2/13 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

The Album Leaf – “The Outer Banks” [MP3]

2 comments to Quick Hits: Bonnaroo, Miracle Fortress, Interpol, The Album Leaf

  • I am getting more and more concerned that Peter Katis is not involved on the new Interpol record. (as well as Frightened Rabbit and The National)

    He has magic that has brought all the bands he has worked with into the spotlight.

    ‘The New’ sounds good so far…
    I just hope these bands give Peter the love and respect he deserves. And by love and respect I mean working with him again.

  • Lee


    “The New” is actually off of Interpol’s first album, “Turn On The Bright Lights” (2002). Providing the mp3 may have been a bit misleading… but I meant to show the sound of what Fogarino seems to be referring to when discussing what they’re trying to get back to.

    And also, I definitely hope these bands work with Peter Katis with all the lovely things you’ve said about him!