John Cale
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

Timeline: 2014

Younghusband covers Gun

London shoegaze quartet Younghusband cover Gun. It's the B- side of their Left Of The Rocks single. Lead singer Euan Hinshelwood in The Quietus:

"We covered the John Cale song because we’re all big fans of the Velvets and many of their solo albums, too. Lyrically ‘Gun’ is a great story – very dark, intriguing characters. We were never going to try and do a similar version to the original because it has an almost untouchable energy, full of amphetamine. We wanted to make it kind of spookier and warped."

The Academy In Peril

The Academy In Peril vinyl reissue

The Academy In Peril will be reissued on 180 Gram Vinyl on specialty label 4 Men With Beards. Remastering by engineer Gary Hobish (A. Hammer Masterging). The album will be housed in the die-cut custom gatefold jacket, designed by Andy Warhol.

Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN

John Cale will be performing at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN (March 28-30). The festival celebrates the avant-garde. Also on the bill: Steve Reich, Julia Holter, Susanna, Son Lux, Buke & Gase.

Keynote speaker @ Liverpool Sound City

He will act as keynote speaker at Liverpool Sound City (May 2). There will be a Q&A too.

Christmas Truce music in Mesen

He will perform newly composed music inspired by the Christmas Truce in 1914 during the Great War. The world premiere is at the Concerttent Peace Village in Mesen, Belgium on December 20.

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