Tuesday’s Music Roundup
CONTINUALLY UPDATED: All you need to know about music today -- plus songs and videos.
[Updated: 6:17 P.M.]
- WEEZER Create Own Town for New Video
Welcome to Weezerville, home of “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To”. [MTV]
- DJ AM’s Death Ruled an Accidental Overdose
A lethal mix of cocaine and prescription painkillers was found in Adam Goldstein’s body. [SPIN]
- FEVER RAY’s Theatrical Show Wows at U.S. Debut
Swede siren holds a sonic séance with tribal masks, lasers, and her bone-chilling vocals. [SPIN]
- SHINS Frontman Forms Band with DANGER MOUSE
The new project is called Broken Bells… not Danger Shins or Shin Mouse. [Drowned in Sound]
- THOM YORKE Enlists FLEA, Others for L.A. Shows
Producer Nigel Godrich, R.E.M./Beck drummer Joey Waronker also set for two live gigs. [SPIN]
- PEARL JAM’s EDDIE VEDDER Writes Songs in 30 Minutes
The rocker reveals a new songwriting method used on Backspacer. [Gigwise]
- KANYE WEST Headed to Rehab?
Rumors claim the rapper will seek treatment for alcoholism after fall tour with Lady Gaga. [MSNBC]
- JOHNNY MARR and IAN BROWN Collaborate on TV Soundtrack
Duo hope to recruit ex-Stone Roses bassist Mani, Happy Mondays’ Paul Ryder for drama series. [NME]
- WEEZER Recruit LIL WAYNE for “Party” Anthem
Weezy F. Baby gave “Can’t Stop Partying” the “edge I was looking for,” says Rivers Cuomo. [SPIN]
- MOGWAI Plan New Album and Tour
“We’ve earmarked all of next year for doing it,” Stuart Braithwaite said. [BBC6]
- BON IVER Play Surreal Sunrise Cemetery Gig
The band’s spooky overnight graveyard event in L.A. featured Buddhist monks! [SPIN]
- INTERPOL Frontman Goes Solo at NYC Museum
Paul Banks, a.k.a. Julian Plenti, provides an icy soundtrack to a collection of warm Kandinsky paintings. [SPIN]
- THE DEATH SET Singer/Guitarist Found Dead
The band have announced via Twitter: ” R.I.P. my dear brother, friend and band mate Beau Velasco.” [Twitter]
- WAVVES Vs. BLACK LIPS in Brooklyn Bar Brawl!
Lips’ Jared Swilley left bloody after rumble Friday night. [Pitchfork]
MP3s & VIDEOS:
- LISTEN: DEAD MAN’S BONES Debut Album
Actor Ryan Gosling’s spooky debut is streaming right now! [MySpace]
- LISTEN: JIMMY EAT WORLD Cover BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Arizona rockers stay faithful to original version of the Boss’ “Take ‘Em As They Come.” [Twitter]
- LISTEN: KAREN O’s ‘WILD THINGS’ Soundtrack!
Members of YYYs, Deerhunter, and the Raconteurs contribute to the album — hear it all free! [Imeem]
- WATCH: PARAMORE Goes Blonde on Conan!
Quintet treats The Tonight Show to a live performance of “Ignorance” — and singer Hayley Williams’ new look! [SPIN]
- WATCH: AMY WINEHOUSE Raps!
Video leaks of the Brit songbird spiting rhymes about smoking bacon and being a Jew! [Gigwise]
- LISTEN: DEVENDRA BANHART Remixes PHOENIX
Folk rocker transforms “Rome” into a serene, warm electro jam. [gorillavsbear]
- WATCH: TAKEN BY TREES’ Acrobatic New Video
“Young Folks” singer walks a tight rope in the clip for her Animal Collective cover.[Stereogum]
- WATCH: SUFJAN STEVENS Debuts New Songs Live
Detroit rocker plays two (really long) songs, “Impossible Souls” and “Age of Adz.”[Pitchfork]
- WATCH: PARAMORE Play 5 Songs Acoustic!
Pop-punk band perform songs from their new album, plus Twilight hit “Decode”! [SPIN]
- LISTEN: SLAYER’s Epic Song Leaks!
Headbangers drop the title track from their upcoming album — and it’s like a sonic Armageddon![SPIN]