chemical brothers

Beth Orton Hits the Road

Allstar has a blurb about Beth Orton's new album, Daybreaker. The album will be released July 30th on Heavenly/Astralwerks. It also features a bunch of cool guests like Johnny Marr, Chemical Brothers and Ryan Adams.

New Order and Chems Collaboration

The next single from New Order is a collaboration with the Chemical Brothers and will be released on March 25th, or early April. It will be featured on the soundtrack for 24 Hour Party People and promo copies will include other New Order tracks from the Get Ready sessions.

New Chemical Brothers

Worldpop reported that the Chemical Brothers have distributed a taste of their new music to select DJs. Sasha, John Digweed and Fatboy Slim have copies of the record, so you might hear it in the coming weeks. I heard Hey Boy, Hey Girl months before it was released on Surrender during a Fatboy Slim show.

Unreleased Astralwerks Compilation, Rarewerks

Rarewerks from ASTRALWERKS? The label has just announced the release of a collection of rare, hard-to-find, and previously unreleased tracks from Astralwerks artists entitled "Rarewerks". Most of the tracks have not been available commercially anywhere in the world. Artists to be included are Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Beta Band, and Basement Jaxx. The release is scheduled to be released January 23, 2001.

Coachella #1

For the past few years, the Tibetan Freedom Concert has arguably been the United States live music event of the year. This year, however, the COACHELLA FESTIVAL seems destined to be the event to remember. The show, which is October 9-10 at Coachella Valley, near Palm Springs, features a lineup including UNDERWORLD, BECK, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, GUS GUS, and CIBO MATTO, just to name a few. The event also features a good deal of intrigue. The U.S. debut of the new SPIRITUALIZED live lineup is bound to be interesting.


Gomez, Tricky, Chems, and SFA Tour Updates

LOTS of new tours to report on... We've got confirmation on a U.S. mini-tour from GOMEZ - It's a quickie - just six dates, major cities only, in late September. Plus we've got the TRICKY tour now being confirmed by the official website. Add to that another confirmed US leg for the CHEMICAL BROTHERS. Beyond that, we've put the BIS tour dates up hopefully in enough time for you to score tickets.


Chemical Brothers Surrender Details

The forthcoming CHEMICAL BROTHERS album is entitled "Surrender" and is set to be released in June. Along with the previously mentioned collaborations, the album also features a track with Hope Sandoval of MAZZY STAR. The first single, "Hey Boy Hey Girl" will be released in May. GUS GUS are set to return as well. Their new album "This is Normal" is set for an April release.

The Chemical Colaborations

The CHEMICAL BROTHERS are set to release their new album with a little help from their friends. NOEL GALLAGHER, BERNARD SUMNER, and MERCURY REV have contributed to the new album which is set to be released in May of this year.