Animal Collective Tour, Offspring Prep LP + More

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Animal Collective's Deakin / Offspring's Dexter Holland
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  • After a triumphant show at Coachella, Animal Collective have announced a string of Summer tour dates, where the band will be playing new material. The trek kicks off July 7 in Orlando, FL, and wraps up on July 15 in Chicago. The band will also be playing a hometown gig on July 9 at Columbia, MD's, Merriweather Post Pavilion, the venue they named their 2009 album after.

  • The Offspring are deep into recording their first album since 2008's Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace and have already laid down roughly a dozen songs for the set. "It's going to be the best damn record we ever did," said singer Dexter Holland. [NME]

  • Washed Out, the buzzy, one-man "glo-fi" outfit from Ernest Greene, has signed a record deal with Sub Pop to release his debut full-length album. Within and Without, which was recorded by Animal Collective and Gnarls Barkley producer Ben Allen, will hit stores on July 12, and a string of summer tour dates will be announced soon. [Sub Pop]

  • Instrumental rockers Explosions in the Sky are offering up a full stream of their new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care ahead of its April 26 release date. Visit the band's official site to hear it.

  • Fountains of Wayne will return with a new album on August 2 titled Sky Full of Holes, which will be released on indie label Yep Roc. It's the New Jersey power-poppers' first album since 2007's Traffic and Weather.

  • Music blog Pretty Much Amazing has rounded up a couple of cool releases from Record Store Day, including new tunes by Flaming Lips and Yeasayer. Go there to stream them.

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