Quick Hits: Taylor Swift / The Voice, Bastille, TV On The Radio, Atreyu, Faith No More, Haerts, New Order, George Harrison
September 2, 2014


Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift will join NBC's The Voice as an advisor for the upcoming seventh season, according to US Weekly. Swift will advise contestants across all four teams, similar to the mentoring role that Chris Martin had during season six. She joins previously announced guest mentors Stevie Nicks (working with coach Adam Levine), Gavin Rossdale (working alongside his wife Gwen Stefani), Little Big Town (working with Blake Shelton) and Alicia Keys (working with Pharrell Williams). The Voice's seventh season is scheduled to premiere on September 22.

British band Bastille will kick off its latest trip to the States with a pair of national television performances. The group will pay visits to the outdoor stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live on September 18 and Today, performing in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza as part of the Toyota Concert Series, on October 6. The next day, Bastille will launch the Bad Blood: The Last Stand tour in Philadelphia. Special guest Grizfolk will open all October dates and Ella Eyre will support in November. Bastille will wrap up the outing on November 20 in Los Angeles in an evening that will feature opening sets from both Grizfolk and Ella Eyre.

TV On the Radio will release their new album, Seeds, on November 18, and it's preceeded by the new single, "Happy Idiot." The band also unveiled a slate of tour dates, starting September 21 at Denver's Riot Fest and picking up again on October 18 for a full U.S. run.

Atreyu has been fairly quiet since 2011, but the band is ready to return to the scene and they will make a big reveal on Facebook this Friday, September 5. Drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller hinted to fans: "This is the rebirth of Atreyu. You have stood by us for countless years. This is for you. Thank you." Singer Alex Varkatzas added, "We can't wait to share this with our fans and the world. We are revitalized!"

Faith No More is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997's Album of the Year, and it's expected to see the light of day in April 2015. "We've always shared a chemistry between ourselves that's unique to this band, but these past few years of touring together have made us aware that we not only play better as a unit, but we like the new stuff we're coming up with," explained founder and bassist Bill Gould. "So we've decided we're going to get busy in 2015, make an album we're proud of, kick things up a notch, get out there and perform it and maybe even dedicate a little more focus to our fans in the States this time." The as-of-yet untitled album is being recorded in an Oakland studio with Gould handling production. Worldwide tour dates will be announced soon.

New York City-based band Haerts has announced an October 28 release date for their self-titled debut album. The lead single "Giving Up" is available digitally now. Further details, including the albumís track list, will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

New Order has inked a deal with independent label Mute Records for its next album. The legendary British band will soon return to the studio to continue working on new material. "New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute. We couldn't imagine a better place to be than working with [label founder] Daniel Miller and his team," the group said in a statement. "Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways joining the label feels like we are coming home, returning to our independent roots."

George Harrison's first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on Apple Records label, have been digitally remastered from the original analogue masters for CD and digital release on September 23 by Capitol/UMeWonderwall Music, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, and Extra Texture (Read All About It) are available now for preorder, both individually and together as a deluxe, eight-disc box set dubbed The Apple Years 1968-75. The box set version also features an exclusive DVD with several video pieces, a book with an introduction by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett, and rare and previously unpublished images.




 
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