Friday's Music Roundup

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FLAMING LIPS' WAYNE COYNE
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SPIN Staff

[Updated: 5:19 P.M.]

NEWS:

    THE NATIONAL Announce New Album
    High Violet, the Brooklyn band's fifth LP, drops on May 11. [Pitchfork]
    ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Debut Art Installation in NYC
    It's like that creepy bunny from Donnie Darko trapped in a giant kaleidoscope... but weirder! [SPIN]
    FLAMING LIPS, ALICE IN CHAINS, LIMP BIZKIT to Play Memphis Fest
    Earth Wind & Fire, Jeff Beck, and more will also perform at the Beale Street Music Festival April 30-May 2. [Memphis in May]
    JANELLE MONAE's Freaky Album Listening Party
    Diddy via webcam! Masked undertakers! Psychedelic visuals and futuristic R&B! [SPIN]
    ROOTS Album Gets Release Date, Band Starts Recording with BOOKER T
    Long-delayed How I Got Over drops June 8; Philly band join music legend in the studio for upcoming record. [Billboard]
    Best STRIP CLUB Music: WEEZER, MUSE
    Strippers reveals what music works while shedding their clothes: "[I] always have thought [Muse] were a Styx for our time." [Village Voice]
    PORTISHEAD and GOLDFRAPP Members Collaborate on Film Score
    Adrian Utley and Will Gregory compose music for the classic 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc. [Exclaim.ca]
    New LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Album Due in May
    James Murphy tells SPIN.com about pulling double duty with his record and score for Noah Baumbach's Greenberg. [SPIN]
    MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Split With Drummer BOB BRYAR
    Plus: Band's remaining members head back to the studio to resume work on their fourth album. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: VAMPIRE WEEKEND Rock a House Party!
    Barcelona fans convince the NYC band to perform "A Punk" and more at a late-night birthday fiesta! [SPIN]
    WATCH: New RUNAWAYS Trailer
    Clip focuses on the relationship between Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. [Yahoo]
    LISTEN: DRAKE's Hot New Track
    SPIN's 2009 Rapper of the Year drops "Over," the first proper single from his forthcoming debut album, Thank Me Later. [SPIN]
    WATCH: ERYKAH BADU Debuts New Song on 'Fallon'
    The soul diva performs "Window Seat," off her upcoming album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh.[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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