Friday's Music Roundup

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JACK WHITE
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SPIN Staff

[Updated: 5:11 P.M.]

NEWS:

    Sneak Peek: KINGS OF LEON's New Fashion Line
    Check out the trendy new clothes from SPIN's Band of the Year. [SPIN]
    SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS Announce New Album
    The 12-track LP I Learned the Hard Way drops May 4. [Pitchfork]
    JACK WHITE Plans to Record Solo Album
    The White Stripes rocker may play all the instruments on the release, too. [NME]
    BEST COAST Announce New Single
    Up-and-coming surf pop duo will release "Something In the Way" on Feb. 9. [Pitchfork]
    Despite Reports, LIL WAYNE's 'Rebirth' Still Due in February
    Label spokesperson says reports of the album being pushed to June are false; "rock" record drops Feb. 2. [Billboard]
    VAMPIRE WEEKEND Respond to "Posh" Accusations
    "It's my God-given right to wear a cricket sweater just as it is my right to wear a polo shirt," Ezra Koenig said.[Guardian]
    MADONNA Recording Rock and Hip-Hop Album?
    Madge taps Pearl Jam producer Brendan O'Brien and Kanye West's DJ A-Trak for next release. [Daily Star]
    OK GO, MATT & KIM, SAY ANYTHING Added to BAMBOOZLE Lineup
    The new additions will join Paramore and Weezer at the New Jersey fest May 1-2. [Bamboozle]
    Riot Grrrl KATHLEEN HANNA Donates to NYU Library
    Students can browse zines, papers from Bikini Kill, and other written rock memorabilia. [Trip Wire]
    LINKIN PARK Release New Song in iPhone Game
    Players lead a revolution against the evil PixxelKorp in Linkin Park: 8-Bit Rebellion video game. [Mike Shinoda]
    BILLY CORGAN's New Label to Release GERMS Songs
    The imprint will release new material from '60s one-hit wonders and other offbeat acts. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA Teams with POLAROID for 'Specialty Projects'
    Pop star will serve as the creative director and help develope "imaging products." [Wall Street Journal]
    DEAD WEATHER to Release New Single
    Sign up for White's Third Man Records Vault subscription service and score "No Horse" and "Jawbreaker." [Pitchfork]
    PARAMORE, LADY GAGA, EMINEM Win at People's Choice Awards
    Mary J. Blige and Cobra Starship performed at the L.A. bash. [GigWise]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: New QUASI Single!
    Portland, OR-based indie pioneers drop "Repulsion," the infectious lead single off their February release. [Kill Rock Stars]
    LISTEN: LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION Covers ELVIS
    The Brit troubadour plays "(You're the) Devil in Disguise" to celebrate the King's 75th birthday. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: New BROKEN BELLS Song Leaks
    Danger Mouse and the Shins' James Mercer invent a new genre with "October": psychedelic indie hip-hop. [2DopeBoyz]
    WATCH: Trippy ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Video
    Finger painting! Easter eggs! Kids dancing! It's the clip for "Brother Sport," off SPIN's Album of the Year. [SPIN]
    WATCH: JULIAN CASABLANCAS Rocks Letterman
    Strokes singer performs "Out of the Blue," off his debut solo album Phrazes for the Young. [YouTube]

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Now Playing
  • 1 Paperwhite — Pieces " 03:58
  • 2 Michael Rault — Nothing Means Nothing " 02:56
  • 3 Gold Beach — Impressions " 04:32
  • 4 GENUFLEX — The Last Gods (Mark Stewart And Rambone Remix) " 05:13
  • 5 Sleigh Bells — That Did It Feat. Tink " 02:41
  • 6 Monster Rally & Jay Stone — Recollection " 02:10
  • 7 Little Boots — Pretty Tough " 03:18

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