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SPIN iconSPIN Staff // September 24, 2010

[Updated: 5:43 P.M.]

NEWS:

    CHRIS WALLA Talks New DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Album
    Guitarist/producer says his band is treating their next album like a “construction project.” [SPIN]
    CALVIN JOHNSON Announces Album with THE HIVE DWELLERS
    K Records honcho and his new band readies Get In for winter release. [Exclaim]
    BLACK FRANCIS Rock Opera to Premiere This Fall
    Theater production based on Bluefinger, a concept album about Dutch artist Herman Brood, is scheduled for November 12 premiere. [Exclaim]
    RADIOHEAD Might “Throw Out” New Album
    “It’s all up in the air,” said drummer Phil Selway. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA’s New ‘Born Free’ Is “Her Freedom Album,” Says Producer
    “I think you’re gonna love it. But I think it’s too precious for me to talk about it,” he adds. [MTV]
    STEVEN TYLER:AEROSMITH Jealous About ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ Job”
    “But then I said to them, ‘Four months ago, you were looking for another lead singer,’ so…” [Gigwise]
    GREG DULLI Finishes New TWILIGHT SINGERS Album
    “[It’s] a trippy record. It’s 43 minutes long and it’s pieced together very painstakingly,” he says of the album, out in early 2011. [Billboard]
    DANDY WARHOLS Announce North American Tour
    The Portland, OR, band kick off a 23-date run on October 16. [NME]
    JAY-Z Meets, Chats with WARREN BUFFETT
    The billionaire investor and enterprising rapper talk success and wealth. [Forbes]
    KATY PERRY: Too Sexy for ‘Sesame Street’?
    The pop singer’s skit with Elmo is canceled after negative viewer feedback. But what do you think? [SPIN]
    MY CHEM Announce ‘Danger Days’ Release Date
    Band will release Danger Days on November 22. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM’s Raging “Home” Video
    Robot goes on epic all-night bender and parties with coke-snorting chicks. [SPIN]
    WATCH: JIMMY EAT WORLD’s Cryptic New Video
    Earnest emo rockers show dark side in “My Best Theory” clip. [SPIN]
    WATCH: GASLIGHT ANTHEM Cover Tour Mates FAKE PROBLEMS
    New Jersey band release cover of “Songs For Teenagers,” a track from the Florida punk quartet’s latest album, Real Ghosts Caught On Tape. [A.V. Club]
    WATCH: NSFW: Freaky New FLAMING LIPS Video Stars Naked Girl!
    A blindfolded naked girl shoots yellow rays from her vagina in “See the Leaves” clip. [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: New NICKI MINAJ Song
    Lil Wayne’s favorite female MC shows her vulnerable side on “Right Thru Me,” the first single from her debut album, Pink Friday. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: Stream New MARK RONSON Album
    Record Collection features guest performances by Boy George, D’Angelo, and Ghostface Killah. [NME]
    LISTEN: KLAXONS Cover LADY GAGA
    Brit nu-rave band play “Bad Romance” for an Australian radio station. [CoS]
    WATCH: PAVEMENT Play ‘Late Night’ with Guest Member
    The reunited indie band play “Stereo” with “Play Guitar with Pavement” winner Steve Goss. [Jimmy Fallon]
    LISTEN: New Song from BRITISH SEA POWER
    Hear “Zeus,” the title track of their upcoming EP, which precedes an upcoming full-length. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: HOLD STEADY’s CRAIG FINN’s Writes Baseball Fight Song
    R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey, Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn record “Don’t Call Them Twinkies.” [SPIN]