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News Bits: Bjork Announces ‘Biophilia’ Remixes Album + More

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Bjork has announced plans to release ‘bastards,’ an album featuring a baker’s dozen remixes from her ‘Biophilia’ album from the likes of Death Grips, Hudson Mohawke, These New Puritans and Omar Souleyman. ‘Bastards,’ which compiles highlights from a eight-part remix series that was previously available for free, drops Nov. 20. []

— Adam Duritz is among the rabid Oakland A’s fans rooting on the team during its miraculous late-season run, which got them a playoff berth — but could also lead to an early exit. “The thing going on with the A’s,” says the Counting Crows singer, “I’m not even sure people realize just how insane it is.” Despite the recent heroics, Duritz’s A’s are currently down two games to none in the American League Division Series. []

— Legendary producer and all around musical genius Brian Eno has followed up his trippy, soundscape-producing iPhone app Bloom from a few years back with another app that creates cool ambient sounds. This one is called Scape and is currently available via iTunes for $5.99. If it’s anything like Bloom, it’s worth every penny. [Pitchfork]

— Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the recent Ween split is Dean Ween’s first solo album, which the guitarist is currently recording with Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme serving as producer. The as-yet-untitled disc, which he expects to wrap up early next year, will feature an eclectic roster of guests including ex-QOTSA rocker Nick Oliveri, Aerosmith’s Joe Kramer, and Ween’s Glenn McClelland, Dave Dreiwitz and Claude Coleman. [Consequence of Sound]

— The Babies have announced a Nov. 13 release date for their second album, ‘Our House on the Hill,’ and are currently streaming the first single, ‘Get Lost.’ Find it here: [Brooklyn Vegan]

— The long-rumored and oft-denied Rolling Stones reunion tour is on — sort of, probably. Stones guitarist Keith Richards recently told Q Magazine that the band has a few gigs lined up, although nothing is confirmed and details are scant. “We’ve got some shows in London, I believe, and in New York, but I really can’t talk about any of that at the moment.,” he said. “They’ve put the gag on me on this. You can hint!”  [Ultimate Classic Rock]

— What happens when Jay-Z rides the New York City subway? This is what happens rides the New York City subway: [Death + Taxes]

Bat for Lashes singer  Natasha Khan has spoken out about the controversy surrounding the cover of her new album, ‘The Haunted Man,’ which was widely deemed NSFW by media outlets for featuring nudity. Of course, there’s a picture of the cover at the top of the story, so be careful where you view it! [Spinner]


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