Heading out the door to see Henry Rollins rant about stuff, but here are a few notable links from the day before I go…
- In addition to José González’s excellent new song “Far Away,” William Elliot Whitmore contributed music to Jonny Greenwood’s favorite new video game, Red Dead Redemption. Hear him sing “Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie” at the start of the game’s new short film, directed by Nick Cave collaborator John Hillcoat here.
- Le Tigre members will be answering questions in New York City at two advance screenings of their unfinished tour documentary this week.
- Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice unveiled the cover art to their Jenny and Johnny project we mentioned the other day, I’m Having Fun Now.
- Daniel Lanois, producer for Bob Dylan, U2, and, most recently, Neil Young, is in intensive care following a motorcycle crash over the weekend. Though he is expected to be released shortly, Lanois will be recovering from “multiple injuries” for at least the next 2 months.
- Break out the umlauts! Icelandic singer-songwriter Ólöf Arnalds enlisted Björk to sing on her new song “Surrender.” Hear it here.
- Antony Hegarty penned a moving obituary for legendary Japanese Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno.