In The News: Deerhunter, Neil Young, First Aid Kit, John Lennon, Brian Eno

Drawing by John Lennon.

Go Solo Young Man: Deerhunter front Bradford Cox has created the score for the documentary film “Teenage.” The film is based on Jon Savage’s 2007 book, “Teenage: Tghe Prehistory of Youth Culture 1875-1945. — Consequence Of Sound

Second Book Due From Neil Young: The iconoclastic artist will have his second, as yet untitled, memoir published this fall by Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin. New Rider says the second memoir is an “eclectic amalgam” that also will include artwork by Young, focus on his passion for cars and feature stories about his life in music and thoughts on politics and the environment. Young’s next album, A Litter Home, will be released in March by Jack White’s Third Man Records. — Associated Press

First Aid Kit Goes Big Time: The terrific Swedish duo First Aid Kit will have their third album released by Columbia Records later this year. The duo have an etherial freak-folk sound; they begin a U.S. tour May 22 at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland. — Brooklyn Vegan

Beatle Writings Up For Auction: More than 100 of John Lennon’s drawings, poetry and prose will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York on June 4, 2014. The works are expected to bring in around $130,000. — New York Times

Brian Eno’s ‘Irregular And Awkward’ Sounds: Brian Eno & Underworld’s Karl Hyde have a collaborative album coming in May. “A lot of the nicer cities I know are cities built on hills, and the cities are beautiful because the buildings have a challenge to adapt to,” said Eno. “They have to mould themselves around the geology that they’ve formed upon. And that always makes for very interesting buildings, because they can’t just be blocks, they have to somehow morph around the environment. A lot of the constructions on the album were deliberately irregular and awkward. I had a big collection of ‘beginnings’ sitting around waiting for something to galvanise them into life, to make them more than just ‘experiments’. That something turned out to be Karl Hyde.” — Brooklyn Vegan

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About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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