Pigeon John works with General Elektriks for next Quannum release

Since his last album Pigeon John and the Summertime Pool Party in 2006, posi emcee Pigeon John formed the hip-hop group Rootbeer with Flynn Adam. Now he has rejoined the Quannum crew, for whom he’ll showcase his production skills with his fifth solo album, Dragonslayer, out October 12, 2010.

The album, created with the talents of General Elektriks‘ Hervé Salters, is said to be a bit more personal than past releases, and it features, for the first time, John’s recorded instrumentation instead of samples.  You can hear some of the new material in October as PJ tours with DJ Abilities (of Eyedea & Abilities) and Dark Time Sunshine.

Weekly Music News Roundup

Holy collaboration — Mike Patton and Justin Broadrick are contributing to a score by Fog‘s Andrew Broder and Adam “Doseone” Drucker for a semi-autobiographical “photographic novel” by Alan Moore.  Whoa.

In other news, The Dillinger Escape Plan has signed to Season of Mist, Eyedea & Abilities has a new album, two Rodriguez-Lopez brothers (not Omar) are releasing a debut full-length, and Múm will release a new disc in August.  This and more is in the roundup.