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Music Scene News – 8th/9th August Round-Up

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The Times reports that digital music retailers are trying to combat users purchasing only selected tracks by looking to return to the days of the vinyl album when there were various goodies given out in the form of cover art and sleeve notes etc. Can we successfully go back to this time now we live in a ‘I want it all now’ consumer society? I’m not so sure we can.

The Answering Machine have a new single, Oklahoma, out today. You can watch the vid HERE – the band have also announced 5 October tour dates in the UK.

The XX are advance streaming their new album over at NME. UK-based listeners can hear the whole thing HERE whilst those outside the UK should still get 30 second previews of each track. I was already planning to review this album so I’ll hopefully get something up over the next week or so.

Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has said his autumn album will “…capture the catchiness of modern music but at the same time the power and seriousness of classical music and older music. In general, the goal is to inspire. I guess that’s what art is supposed to do.” We shall see.

Thom Yorke has said that Radiohead may never make another full-length album, preferring to focus on singles and EPs instead.

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