To start... Nine Inch Nails is back. Let that sink in for a second.
New lineup. New tunes. Global tour. I'm sad to say I've never seen NIN live, and Trent's announcement means I can change that. It's a long time comin', since the days I used to sing 'Head Like A Hole' on my swingset as a little girl (Pretty Hate Machine came out when I was 6, so you do the math. I'm almost 30.)
Aside from that? The National will be here for NXNE, and are putting out a new album in May. Arts & Crafts added Stars to the Field Trip festival lineup (which makes me wonder if they'll be adding any other acts...).
And, though the news didn't come yesterday, Pearl Jam will be putting out a new album soon and touring in the fall. Add that to the news that unreleased Mad Season stuff will be coming out as well, and I'm a happy chick.
So while it looks like I won't be at the Deftones show on Friday, the promise of new tunes and great upcoming shows are enough to make me feel a bit better.
And in case you haven't seen it yet - Bowie released a new video yesterday, featuring Tilda Swinton and directed by the ever-amazing (and Canadian) Flori Sigismondi. Have a look:
Thanks for feeding my obsession this week, music world. A tip of the high hat to you.