Montreal's Little Scream, who's better known as Laurel Sprengelmeyer, has signed to Secretly Canadian Records and will release her The Golden Record debut album on April 12. It features guests like Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld, Snailhouse, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra's Becky Foon and Stars' Pat McGee.
A new documentary about Le Tigre is coming out... thanks to Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, whose film company will release it. Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour follows Kathleen Hanna, J.D. Samson and Johanna Fateman on the jaunt in support of 2004's This Island. It's directed by Kerthy Fix, who did last year's Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt And The Magnetic Fields. It'll premiere at South By Southwest next month. —Pitchfork
Shad will release his very first iTunes Session tomorrow. It was recorded at Mississauga, Ont.'s Metalworks Studios and features six tunes, some of which are new versions of tunes and a recording of his "The One In Front Of The Garage" YouTube a capella.
This year's Pitchfork Music Festival will take place July 15 to 17 at Chicago's Union Park. We're already betting Animal Collective will be on the lineup. —Pitchfork
Patrick Moberg is an artist who's done something that should have been obvious to people all along: turned rappers into animals. On his website, he's got drawings of the Wildebeestie Boys, Lil Mane, Griz Markie, Emihen, Outkats, Timbalamb and more. —Animal Pharm
Deftones will release a vinyl covers album on April 16, which is Record Store Day. It features versions of tunes by The Cars, The Smiths, The Cardigans, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duran Duran, The Cure and others. If you've ever thought Morrissey could have made "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" more awesome by shredding his throat while screaming instead of singing, this is your bag, basically. —Metal Underground
Former Electric Prunes and Smashing Pumpkins bassist Mark Tulin has died. Tulin, who was a deep-sea diver, collapsed on Saturday after helping with an underwater clean-up in Avalon, Calif. and medical personnel couldn't revive him. —USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber's Facebook
Alice In Chains singer William DuVall is making a documentary about Atlanta's hardcore punk scene, which he was a big part of in the '80s. It's called All Alone Together: Neon Christ And Atlanta Hardcore. DuVall was Neon Christ's guitarist in the '80s. —CMW Magazine
Slayer singer/bassist Tom Araya has been hospitalized, which means the band had to cancel their set at Sydney, Australia's leg of the Soundwave Festival yesterday. It's not known why Araya is in the hospital, but he is reportedly feeling "much better" and will be fine for Slayer's set at the Melbourne version of Soundwave on Friday. —slayerized.com
Muse plan to record the follow-up to 2009's The Resistance in London, England, frontman Matt Bellamy says. It'll be the first LP the band have cut in London, and Bellamy says while he'd like the album "to be out in 2012... it'll definitely be out by 2013." —BBC 6 music
If you're looking to play the 2011 BreakOut West Festival or submit your music for this year's Western Canadian Music Awards, you can do so beginning tomorrow at 11 a.m. CST. Submissions will close April 15 at 11 p.m. CST. —breakoutwest.ca