Sound Check: August 2009

 
 

NEWS AND NOTES

CocoRosie will be embarking on their first North American tour in over two years, beginning on September 2. They will be playing songs from their new album which is slated for a 2010 release.

The Gossip have announced an October tour in support of their new album, Music for Men, with JD Samson‘s new band MEN serving as openers.

Rockabilly trio Girl in a Coma just released a video for their single “Static Mind.”

The bisexual-woman fronted The Sounds just got off tour with No Doubt and will be on their own for a worldwide excursion beginning in September.

Queer singer/songwriter Erin McKeown has signed a deal with Ani Difranco‘s label, Righteous Babe Records. Her new album, Hundreds of Lions, will come out on October 13.

Minneapolis-based lesbian band Sick of Sarah have released The Best Thing EP which is four new songs, available online only.

Rachael Cantu is seeking support from fans to help fund the recording of her new album by selling autographed EPs on her website.

Uh Huh Her are debating changing their name before they plan the release of the new album, which they are in the process of writing and recording for now.

MC Flow‘s “Created Equal” is up for Song of the Year from the San Diego Music Awards.

k.d. lang recently penned an essay about her life and relationships for the UK’s Guardian.

Sleater-Kinney fans, take note: Carrie Brownstein‘s music blog for NPR, MonitorMix, is now on Twitter and has also started broadcasting video blogs.

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