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Black Keys’ Tour Dates, PB&J’s New Video

Plus: Bat for Lashes cover Depeche Mode, the Strokes announces a free SXSW gig, and more.

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // February 23, 2011
  • Just weeks after winning the Grammy for Best Alternative Album for 2010’s Brothers, Ohio blues-rock duo the Black Keys have announced a month-long North American trek, set to follow their appearances at both Coachella and Bonnaroo. [Pitchfork]

  • Swede indie-pop trio Peter Bjorn and John have dropped their new music video for “Second Chance,” from their back-to-basics March 29 release Gimme Some. Watch the boys get drenched in guck, glitter, and streamers in this clip, played in reverse time. [Stereogum]

  • Britain’s shadowy pop princess Bat for Lashes, a.k.a. Natasha Khan, took a break from working on her third LP to cover Depeche Mode’s “Strangelove” as part of a promotion for Gucci Guilty’s new fragrance. [Pitchfork]

  • Brooklyn’s TV on the Radio have unveiled a 12-date tour in support of their forthcoming full-length, Nine Types of Light, due this spring. The trek kicks off April 8 in Philadelphia. [Pitchfork]

  • To honor their 20th anniversary, Dave Matthews Band have announced four summer “mini-festivals” that will feature numerous artists and a headlining set from DMB each night. Details are scarce — so far only vague regions and dates have been announced: June 24-26 in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region; July 8-10 in the Midwest; and TBAs in August and September. [Billboard]

  • Morrissey is opening the vaults to release two never-before-heard solo songs, recorded during sessions for his 1988 debut Viva Hate. “Safe, Warm Lancashire Home” and “Treat Me Like A Human Being” will drop as B-sides on the re-release of his 1992 single “Glamorous Glue” in April. [NME]

  • Days before the March 22 release of their new album, Angles, the Strokes will storm into Austin, TX, and treat SXSW revelers to a free — yes free — concert. The show, presented by Levi’s, is set for March 17 at the Auditorium Shores Stage at Lady Bird Lake. [Twitter]