Weekly Music News Roundup

Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone

Femi Kuti has confirmed US tour dates in support of his new album, Day by Day. Running for 17 days in January, the dates can be viewed here.

Legendary film-score composer Ennio Morricone will write music for Inglorious Bastards, Quentin Tarantino‘s next film. Whether he has enough time to score the whole film remains to be seen.

Undefinable folk/hip-hop crossover artist Tim Fite has posted a video for “Big Mistake,” his single from Fair Ain’t Fair (Anti-). Watch it here.

Fellow Anti- artist and somber, raspy crooner William Elliot Whitmore now has “Old Devils” posted on the label’s website. “Old Devils” is a track from Animals in the Dark, his new album due in February.

In promotion of its five-part series of remix records, electro-grind trio Genghis Tron has posted a track from the third volume. Head to the group’s remix-specific MySpace page to hear Danny Lohner (of Nine Inch Nails) remix “Board Up the House.”

Gorgeous electro-acoustic duo Lymbyc Systym has announced dates for its first European tour. The dates span two weeks and can be seen at its MySpace page.

Ambient horror soundtrack artists Zombi have released the cover artwork for their upcoming album, Spirit Animals, which will be released on February 3, 2009. The cover art is pretty freakin’ awesome.

Multi-talented folk artist and loop specialist Andrew Bird has posted US tour dates for January and February in support of Noble Beast, his upcoming full-length due in winter. For now, fans can listen to “Oh No,” the album’s first track. Melodic genre masher Dosh opens for Bird at Carnegie Hall.

Blistering metal maniacs Burnt by the Sun have posted the first demo track, “F-Unit,” from their long-awaited third full-length. The track, which will be on the group’s first album since 2003, can be heard at its MySpace page.

Danish psychobilly/alt-country/surf-influenced trio Powersolo has uploaded “Murder in SFAX” to its MySpace page. The song will be on the group’s upcoming album, which will be available in March.

Indie hip-hop label Anticon has announced a 10th anniversary show in New York City. The event will be held at The Knitting Factory and feature Themselves (Doseone, Jel), Yoni Wolf of Why?, Sole, Alias, Buck 65, Odd Nosdam, and more.

In a total no-brainer, GQ has named Nick Cave its “Rock ‘n’ Roll Badass of the Year.”

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