Sometimes there’s a bunch of little bits of music news to report, but not in one post. That’s where Mini Music News Update comes in! In today’s update:
- It looks like the Paste-loving juggernaut of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel will dominate yet another year in 2010. In 2008, it was their debut as duo She & Him with their record Volume 1, in 2009, it was Mrs. Ben Gibbard guesting on M. Ward’s “Never Had Nobody Like You,” and now, according to MTV, they’ll have a new She & Him record, Volume 2, in Spring of 2010. The record is finished, but there is no release date or tracklist yet.
- The Gaurdian has an interview with Blur/Gorillaz front man Damon Albarn talking about the new Gorillaz record, which will be titled Plastic Beach and will feature guest spots from Lou Reed (!), Mos Def, Barry Gibb, and Bobby Womack. Oh and he’s making an opera with Alan Moore. Check out the interview for more.
- Below is the awesomely mopey cover for the new Spoon record, Transference, out Jan. 19. The first single, “Written in Reverse,” will hit the web tomorrow.