News \’s Best of the Week

Arcade Fire win big, Ke$ha kicks off U.S. tour, and Phoenix talk about their "experimental" next album. Plus: Radiohead, Patrick Stump, Bonnaroo, and more.

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // February 19, 2011

This week, Arcade Fire won big at the Grammys, nabbing three awards, including the Album of the Year prize for The Suburbs, and were announced as the headliners of Bonnaroo alongside Eminem and the Strokes. Ke$ha kicked off her glitter-tastic U.S. tour in Portland, and French popsters Phoenix chatted about their “experimental” follow-up to 2009’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump unveiled a new solo song, Anthony Kiedis dished on the next Red Hot Chili Peppers LP, and Radiohead unveiled their new album, The King of Limbs, online.

These stories, plus the week’s top news, audio/video, and live reviews, below:?


Surprise! New Radiohead Album, Video Arrive EarlyThom Yorke and Co. release The King of Limbs and a video for “Lotus Flower.” Read >> Plus

  • Ke$ha Kicks Off Her ‘Get $leazy’ Tour Read >>
  • Phoenix Working on ‘Experimental’ New LP Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE SONG: Solo Jam From Patrick Stump Read >>
  • Grammys: The Best and Worst Moments Read >>
  • Bonnaroo 2011: Arcade Fire, Strokes, Eminem & More Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Kiedis Talks New RHCP Album Read >>


New Death Cab for Cutie Album Due May 31“It’s not a guitar-based record,” Ben Gibbard said. “We’ve been into vintage keyboards and playing with that palette.” Read >> Plus

  • Foo Fighters Unveil LP Title, Tracklist Read >>
  • Soundgarden Working On New Album for 2011 Read >>
  • Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae Announce Tour Dates Read >>
  • Hot Aussies Tame Impala Announce U.S. Tour Read >>
  • Why They’re Called… An Horse Read >>
  • Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week Read >>


SPIN’s 11 Next Big Things for 2011From cover star Lykke Li to hip-hop groundbreakers and country troubadours, meet our must-hear up-and-comers. View >> Plus

  • Grammy Kings Arcade Fire Play Secret Gig! Read >>


EXCLUSIVE: New Wavves Song!Nathan Williams honors his beloved boob tube with the punk fuzzbomb “TV Luv Song.” Read >> Plus

  • Hot Rappers Odd Future Go Wild On ‘Fallon’ Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gossip’s Beth Ditto Nods to Madonna Read >>
  • WATCH: Cut Copy’s Sporty New Video Read >>
  • FREE MUSIC: Yeasayer Offer Tunes for Valentine’s Read >>
  • WATCH: The Cars Are Back! Read >>
  • WATCH: PJ Harvey’s Eerie New Video Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor in About Group Read >>
  • WATCH:LCD Soundsystem Rock ‘Colbert Report’ Read >>


Cee Lo and Big Boi Rock Grammy PartyTwo of R&B’s bigs show why they deserve all the attention they’re getting.Read >> Plus

  • Hardcore Legends Glassjaw Return to Stage Read >>


Bright Eyes, The People’s Key (Saddle Creek)Don’t cry for us, Conor, the truth is we never left you. Read >> Plus

  • PJ Harvey, Let England Shake (Vagrant)Read >>
  • Twilight Singers, Dynamite Steps (Sub Pop)Read >>
  • Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway)Read >>
  • Mogwai, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Sub Pop)Read >>
  • East River Pipe, We Live in Rented Rooms (Merge)Read >>
  • Arbouretum, The Gathering (Thrill Jockey)Read >>
  • Asobi Seksu, Fluorescence (Polyvinyl)Read >>
  • Beans, End It All (Anticon)Read >>
  • Telekinesis, 12 Desperate Straight Lines (Merge)Read >>
  • The Dears, Degeneration Street (Dangerbird)Read >>
  • Drive-By Truckers, Go-Go Boots (ATO)Read >>