End of Week Recap: February 14-18


    I know that most people who frequent our site probably won’t read this post.

    And how do I know this?  They’ll be too busy obsessing over that new Radiohead record.

    Come to think of it, what I am doing here? I should be listening to that record myself. Like right now.

    Excuse me…

    Oh, and feel free to skim the following recap. That is, if you haven’t already come to your senses like I have.


    See you next week, same time and place.

    Download the Radiohead new record. And watch this video while you’re at it.

    Arcade Fire won album of the year at the Grammys. That’s right. ALBUM OF THE FREAKING YEAR.

    — Win Butler and co. are also going on tour!

    Bonnaroo 2011‘s lineup is finally here!! (note the double exclamation points)

    — What do U2, Coldplay, and, um, Beyonce have in common? They’re slated to headline this year’s installment of Glastonbury.

    South By Southwest made even more additions to its already stacked 2011 bill.

    LCD Soundsystem made their final television appearance on — you guessed it — The Colbert Report.

    The Strokes announced a date at Madison Square Garden.

    Jeff Mangum came out of hiding to schedule a small tour and curate an ATP Festival.

    Soundgarden revealed that they’ve been writing some “cool” new music, too.

    Blur followed suit. However, they insist that we won’t hear any of that  material for a very, very long time.

    Phoenix discussed their yet-to-be-recorded fifth LP, the follow-up the massively popular Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.

    Death Cab for Cutie confirmed the release date for their forthcoming album, Codes and Keys.

    Foo Fighters‘ forthcoming album now has a title.

    Jim Morrison rose from the dead… kind of.

    Rammstein will tour North America for the first time in a long time.

    Prince added even more dates to his Welcome 2 America tour.

    — MTV detailed the pending resurrection of Beavis and Butt-Head.

    Odd Future tore it up on Fallon.

    The Cars are back… for the first time in 24 years.

    — What would week  here at CoS be without one of our trademark giveaways? Click here to find out more.

    — Nick Freed reviewed the best non-Radiohead album of 2011 (so far): PJ Harvey‘s Let England Shake.

    — Swedish pop starlet Robyn played Chicago’s Riveria on Valentine’s Day. Jeremy D. Larson was there.

    — Larson also found time to interview Wild Nothing‘s Jack Tatum this week.

    — Don’t forget to check out Cluster 1 either.