Weekly Music News Roundup

Punishing hardcore outfit Coalesce has posted a pair of new tracks, each from its upcoming album, Ox, on its MySpace page.  Due out June 9, Ox is the group’s first full-length album in 10 years.

Progressive metal band Yakuza will release its next album, the follow-up to Transmutations, on Profound Lore Records in October.

Genre-splicing specialists Orange Tulip Conspiracy have finalized the details of their nationwide May tour.  Find the dates here.

Alt-country band Rock Plaza Central has joined the roster of Paper Bag Records.  On June 16 in the US, Paper Bag will release the band’s new album, …at the Moment of Our Most Needing or If Only They Could Turn Around, They Would Know They Weren’t Alone.

Madlib and J. Rocc have announced a handful of European tour dates for May that can be seen here.

In support of upcoming album Set ’em Wild, Set ’em Free, experimental folk-rock group Akron/Family has announced May and June tour dates that will span the US East Coast, Europe, Japan, and Canada.  The band’s new album will be out May 5.

Indie math rockers Tera Melos will begin a headlining tour around the US in late April.  You can still download the band’s eight-minute cover EP here for free.

Mike Patton will play the vocal role of a Decepticon in this summer’s Transformers sequel.  The singer extraordinaire has movie voiceover experience from I Am Legend and has worked on a number of videogames.

Man Man has posted a video for “Rabbit Habbits” that features some bona fide actors.

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