Weekly Music News Roundup

Fresh off the release of his fantastic new solo album, multi-instrumentalist Karl Sanders will head to the studio with Nile to record a new album in June.

In an interview with HipHopDX.com, inimitable rapper Doom (formerly MF Doom) admits to hiring actors to play him in concert and lip-sync to his music.

In the same interview, Doom says that the next Madvillain album will be done in the next two months, and that it may hold closer to a 50/50 split of lyrical content and production with Madlib.

Melodic chug instrumentalists Irepress will be back on the road in June and July, making extended stops in a number of southern and southeastern states.

Yakuza saxophonist Bruce Lamont begins a European tour next week with metal quartet Minsk.

Mixing swing with metal and operatic vocals, Swedish experimentalists Diablo Swing Orchestra are recording a new album for a September release on Ascendance Records.  The album is titled Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious.

Chicago rapper Qwel has released Jump the Gun, a limited-edition tour CD that was recorded last month with Dallas Jackson of Jackson Jones.

Prog/math rockers Stinking Lizaveta will begin a three-week tour through the Midwest and South in May.

Owning a great name, Yeti vs. Yeti is a new experimental rock duo consisting of bassist Brendan Joyce and drummer Dave Marsalek, the latter from Doppler Shift.

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