Jukebox the Ghost releases their second record, Everything Under the Sun, (Yep Roc) next week and believe us, this is going to be one of your favorite albums of the year. The indie boys of Freelance Whales decided to take their hand at remixing one of the tracks titled “Empire,” putting a whole new twist on the song. If you’re a fan of either groups this is a must listen. Hell if you’ve never heard of them before, then give a listen to what you’ve been missing out on!
Lately I’ve had Sloan on my mind, mainly because New York is usually graced by their prescene this time of year. The word is the guys are working on their next album, the followup to last year’s ‘Parallel Play’ hence why there is a lack of summer touring.
On a more serious note, Sloan bassist/singer/sometimes drummer Chris Murphy was hit by a drunk driver on Friday in Toronto. It was a hit and run. Murphy has a broken collarbone which he will need to have surgery on. Though this doesn’t slow him down one bit as the band is playing a show in their homeland of Canada today in which it was stated that he was just going to sing and not play the bass. Though the band stated that the other few tour dates may be affected since he needs surgery now.
We send all of the well wishes in the world to Chris and a very speedy recovery! He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.
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Get more on Chris Murphy’s accident at Exclaim