Monday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:28 P.M.]

NEWS:

    BAND OF HORSES Reveal Album Art & Label Details
    The cover for Infinite Arms -- out May 18 via Brown Records / Fat Possum / Columbia -- features a photo of a starry sky. [Pitchfork]
    NORAH JONES Kicks Off Her Tour in Tulsa
    She wins over the crowd with a Hank Williams classic and lively tunes from her newest album. [SPIN]
    LIL WAYNE Goes to Jail
    Barring dental surgeries and courthouse fires, Weezy will finally begin his one-year jail sentence Monday. [MTV]
    BIRD AND THE BEE Perform HALL AND OATES Tribute
    The offbeat indie band's new album features the retro duo's masterful pop hits, including "Sara Smile" and "She's Gone." [SPIN]
    'HURT LOCKER', 'CRAZY HEART' Win at OSCARS
    Precious, Inglourious Basterds, and more also score statues. [EW]
    ARCADE FIRE Announce First Show in Two Years
    They're back! Canadian indie rockers announce first gig. [SPIN]
    FOO FIGHTERS Plan for Next Album
    Dave Grohl and Co. will start recording in September. [SPIN]
    D'ANGELO Arrested for Soliciting Sex
    The reclusive soul singer allegedly offered an undercover policewoman $40 for oral sex. [SPIN]
    RADIOHEAD Remember SPARKLEHORSE
    "Mark [Linkous] wrote and played some beautiful music, and we're lucky to have it," wrote guitarist Colin Greenwood. [Radiohead]
    TRAVIS MCCOY Talks Debut Solo Album
    "A lot of the music started off pretty dark and introspective, but now a lot of the records are happy," says the Gym Class Heroes singer. [MTV]
    JACK JOHNSON Previews New Album in London
    To The Sea features songs called "No Good With Faces" and "My Little Girl." [Spinner]
    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]
    JANELLE MONAE's Freaky Album Listening Party
    Diddy via webcam! Masked undertakers! Psychedelic visuals and futuristic R&B! [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: Live WHITE STRIPES Album
    Check out the duo's first live record, Under Great White Northern Lights, before its March 16 release. [NPR]
    WATCH: JOANNA NEWSOM Plays 'Fallon'
    Songbird performs "Soft as Chalk," a track off her new album Have One on Me. [YouTube]
    WATCH: VAMPIRE WEEKEND Rock 'SNL'
    New York band play Contra hit "Cousins." [Music Slut]
    WATCH: MORRISSEY's New Video!
    Ex-Smiths frontman slow dances in a cemetery in the clip for B-side "Ganglord." [YouTube]
    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]

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