— The second album by UK rock act Foals is called Total Life Forever and Sub Pop will release it in the U.S. on May 11 digitally and June 15 physically. The record is out in the band’s native country on May 10 via Transgressive/Warner.
— Pin Me Down is a new duo featuring Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack and singer Milena Mepris, who used to be in a band called Black Moustache. Their self-titled debut album is out April 19 in the UK– listen to single “Time Crisis” at their site. Lissack will also play guitar and keyboards with Irish power-pop band Ash during their upcoming UK tour, dates here.
— The seven-day Sensoria music and film festival goes down April 23-29 in Sheffield, England. Highlights include the UK premiere of Search and Destroy: Iggy & the Stooges’ Raw Power, Mogwai’s live film Burning, Sufjan Stevens’ The BQE, British Sea Power performing the live soundtrack to the film Man of Aram, and the world premiere of the Joe Strummer doc Strummerville.