28 April 2008

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Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow and the rest of Coldplay is modestly one-upping Radiohead's record release strategy with the first single from its new record. The song, "Violet Hill," will be available, for free, on the band's Web site for one week, beginning at 7:15 a.m. EDT on Tuesday. Thereafter, the song goes on sale at digital retailers. As far as I know, the band will still charge monies for the full album, titled "Viva La Vida," and out June 17.

The band is also playing a free Madison Square Garden show for you yanks on June 23. Details on that are TBA.

Another music alert: Okkervil River performed a new song at/on WOXY last week. The song is up over at The Smudge of Ashen Fluff, along with three other live-in-the-studio tracks. I really like the acoustic "A King and a Queen," with accordion in place of the horn section.

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