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Digital Digest: The Maccabees, Hank Williams, David Lynch and more

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Producer Will Producer Will | 17:43 UK time, Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The Maccabees


The Maccabees have announced their return with a teaser video for new album Given to the Wild. Recorded with Tim Goldsworthy and Bruno Ellingham – of LCD Soundsystem and Massive Attack fame, it is due out at the beginning of next year.

A slue of artists from Bob Dylan to Norah Jones have finished previously unreleased tracks by Hank Williams and created the album The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. And Rolling Stone have Jack White’s contribution up on their site to listen to now – called You Know That I Know.

The Power of Independent Trucking have made a R.E.M demo cassette from 1981 available on their site.

David Lynch has made the title track from his new album, Crazy Clown Time, available as a free download – well for the cost of an e-mail address – from his Facebook page.

Stereogum are celebrating Metallica turning 30.

After Ricky Gervais’ somewhat conflicted hosting of the Golden Globes earlier this year, the Office star has revealed he is working with a Californian technology company to offer his views on the ceremony again – but away from the actual auditorium. More at Gigwise.

Ever wondered what Tony Bennett dueting with Lady Gaga would look like – well not bad actually. Here’s the evidence on Vevo as they perform The Lady is a Tramp.


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