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Gaga Joins Tumblr, Ryan & Mandy Collabo + More

Plus: Courtney Love is single, M83 teases new album, Beck designs magazine, and more!

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // June 29, 2011
  • Attention Little Monsters: There’s a new way to follow the life and times of Lady Gaga, aka Mother Monster! The pop star just opened a Tumblr account, called Amen Fashion, where she’s posting photos and quotes, like “I’ve learned love it like a brick you can build a house or sink a dead body.” Her seven posts already have an average of more than 4,000 notes each. [Business Insider]

  • Speaking of Lady Gaga, the singer’s management has responded to allegations that she embezzled money she raised for earthquake relief in Japan via the sales of “We Pray for Japan” rubber bracelets. “This misguided lawsuit is without merit and unfortunately takes attention away from the kind deeds of the fans around the world who are supporting the people of Japan,” her representatives said in a statement. [Reuters]

  • Courtney Love has split with her boyfriend, British art dealer Henry Allsopp. The 46-year-old rocker recently moved out of the London home she shared with Allsop, 37, who is the godson of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. [MSN UK]

  • Beck is the guest designer for the summer issue of Francis Ford Coppola’s quarterly literary magazine Zoetrope: All Story. The issue features over 30 pieces of artwork by Beck, including drawings, collages, and photography. [Beck]

  • Spencer Krug, of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown, has released a new track from his latest project, Moonface. “The Way You Wish You Could Live in the Storm” is an experimental, brooding collision of keyboard sounds off Moonface’s debut album, Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped, out August 2 via Jagjaguwar. [Pitchfork]

  • New York City synth-pop outfit Cobra Starship have released a video for “You Make Me Feel,” a song from their upcoming LP Night Shades. The video finds frontman Gabe Saporta trying to track down guest vocalist (and Britney Spears collaborator) Sabi in a crowded nightclub. [MTV]

  • Andre 3000 and Lil’ Wayne appear on a new track from soulful R&B crooner Lloyd. “Dedication To My Ex (Miss That),” which will be on Lloy’d July 5 release King of Hearts, features much-missed rapping from the OutKast artist, while Lil Wayne provides voice-over narration/storytelling. [Nah Right]

  • French electronic/dream pop act M83, led by mastermind Anthony Gonzalez, have released a teaser video to preview their yet-to-be-titled next full-length album. The clip features new music that may appear on the LP. In an interview with SPIN, Gonzalez said the follow-up to 2008’s Saturdays=Youth would be a double album and would feature a collaboration with Zola Jesus. It’ll be “mostly about dreams,” he added. [I Love M83]