first_imgYesterday, James Murphy posted on LCD Soundystem‘s Facebook that the band would release two new songs at exactly midnight. “call the police” and “american dream” are now available for listen on all “the digital things that people use now on their devices.” The two new songs mark LCD Soundsystem’s first release of new music since 2010, though the songs made their live debut several weeks ago during a five night residency at the new Brooklyn Steel in NYC.Listen to “call the police” and “american dream” below:In the same post from yesterday, James Murphy provides an update on the forthcoming album’s status, which he says will happen as soon as he’s able to “finish last mix > get to bob to master > get masters to pressing plant” so that a record can be produced as vinyl. “I insist that there is vinyl on the day it’s released (because… well… because i’m an old person),” he writes.The LCD frontman also says that there is a “LOT” of new music, and that it will be released as a “double A side.” The band will bring this new music on the road eventually, but no concrete plans have been made. Read Murphy’s full, honest update below:The band will bring their futuristic drum circle to the storied Studio 8H at New York City’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza to serve as the musical guests for Saturday Night Live’s May 6th episode.last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,Governments are not judged on what they promised they will do, they are not evaluated or assessed on what they intend to do; they are judged on what they have done. Therefore, the question is asked, what are the achievements of this coalition Government since there three plus years in office? And the answer comes back, very little if anything at all. When it comes to judging them by the index of people development and the raising of their standard of living, this vital factor is woefully lacking.So, for convenience, let us forget the people factor for a while and let us take a close look at some of the projects earmarked for completion, there are quite a few of them; these are the East Coast, West Coast and the East Bank (Georgetown to Timehri) road projects. The Cheddi Jagan International Airport project. Not one of these are close to completion though budgetary allocations were made by the previous Administration for their upgrade and modernisation. These projects were already earmarked for implementation, so when the coalition came into office their only option was to complete these.Other projects range from the new access road from Ogle to the East Bank of Demerara, the Amaila Falls HEP, the new Demerara Harbour Bridge among others. However, what we see at the present moment is the patching of the roads in question and a “watered down version” of a modern airport project. So, if one is to make a true assessment of this PNC-led coalition based on the project implementation alone, many in this present Government would be languishing in prison.What a horrible way to deceive and mislead the people who you claim voted for you?Oh, lest I forget, there is one substantial achievement visible and lasting that is the construction of a roundabout on the Rupert Craig Highway. I am tempted to re-caption my article to now read “A roundabout Government.” Interesting!Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowFlood watch in effect for Denali National Park Josh Edge, APRN – AnchorageA flood watch is in effect for parts of Interior Alaska. According to the National Weather Service, heavy rains over the past few days have caused water levels to rise around Denali National Park, Healy, Carlo Creek and Kantishna.Two die in Petersburg car wreck; parade and carnival canceled Angela Denning, KFSK – PetersburgA single vehicle accident Monday in Petersburg has left two dead and two injured. The community’s 4th of July parade and carnival has been canceled in response.Police: 2 bodies found on bike path in downtown Anchorage Associated PressThe Anchorage Police Department says that the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered on a bike path in the city’s downtown on Sunday morning.Erosion threat at remote military radars decades ahead of schedule Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA group of strategic Air Force radar facilities along the North Slope are at an accelerated risk of degradation. Erosion driven by climate change is happening decades sooner than the military predicted, and the plan now is to spend tens of millions of dollars to fortify in place.Alaskans crowned champs in all 2016 Mt. Marathon divisions Lori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageAlaskans took first place in all three divisions of the annual 4th of July mountain race in Seward. In the men’s division, The Alaska Dispatch reports Fairbanks skier David Norris not only won the race, he set a new record-41 minutes, 26 seconds. Norris was a rookie.Karen Abel: Retracing her grandfather’s time in the Aleutians Zoe Sobel, KUCB – UnalaskaFor Karen Abel, what started as learning more about her grandfather has grown into sharing the story of World War Two’s Aleutian Island campaign.And it’s brought her more than 6,000 miles from her home in Florida to see firsthand where he served 74 years ago.Tug deckhand perishes in Naknek barge accident Dave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamA deckhand on a tug was killed last Wednesday in Bristol Bay while helping repair a mooring line. 20-year-old Spencer Vaughn Brewer from Shoreline,Washington, was crushed between two barges after he was knocked in the water.HUD seeks input on Alaska Native, American Indian housing Quinton Chandler, KTOO – JuneauThe federal government wants to know how tribes use federal resources to improve housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to create a special committee to gather that information.Alaska changes HS diploma requirements; no more SAT, ACT Wesley Early, APRN – AnchorageA law that made taking a college aptitude test mandatory for getting a high school diploma has expired. This signaled an end to 12 years of requiring students to take some form of test, in addition to passing a standard high school curriculum, to get a diploma. But, getting a diploma for some students isn’t as simple as finishing high school.Middle schoolers test bridge building mettle at ANSEP summer programAmmon Swenson, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA balsa wood bridge isn’t something you’d want to drive your car over, but it can be a useful way to expose kids to engineering. The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program recently hosted middle school students from the Anchorage School District at the University of Alaska Anchorage.The meaning of names Part 5: The world of social media Jennifer Canfield, KTOO – JuneauWith social media, people have the opportunity to project their best selves. We pick and choose what we share and how we share it. For Kyle Wark, that meant placing his Tlingit name in front of his English name on his Facebook profile. That small act translated into real life when people at work started calling him Dlaakaw Éesh.In this final piece of a five-part series, Wark talks about the meaning of using his Native name online and how people are sometimes hesitant to speak it for fear of mispronouncing it.last_img read more