The kids may be headed back to school, but SPIN.com has been on a permanent rock vacation this past week; we've brought you musical dispatches from Seattle's Bumbershoot festival, given you the scoop about reunions and upcoming albums, and let you inside the pages of this month's SPIN cover story about alt-rock journeyman Beck. Check out this week's highlights below:
What we learned from Kings of Leon's music video for "Sex on Fire":The Followills aren't nearly as religious as once thought. Here the boys channel their inner devil and get creepy! Ohhhhh... Check out the full video here.
What we learned from Tegan Quin and author Augusten Burroughs:
Despite having played on stage for much of her life, Tegan of Tegan & Sara gets sweaty palms around author Augusten Burroughs. Watch her perform 'His Love' with the Running With Scissors scribe seated beside her onstage. Plus: Watch Tegan talk about Augusten Burroughs, playing without Sara
-- Coldplay Slate New EP, Discuss Next Album "Despite an already full plate, the mopey Brit rockers get back to work."
-- Ben Folds Five to Reunite "The piano, drum, and bass trio will regroup to play first gig in nearly a decade."
-- Reverberation: The Beck Sessions "From Switzerland to the Netherlands on what may be his last tour, alt rock's boho alchemist opens up about the road, his family, Scientology, and his next steps.
-- Oasis' World Tour Opens with a Bang in Seattle "With supporting acts Matt Costa and Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, the Britpop mainstay awes a sold-out crowd."
-- Bumbershoot 2008 "Check out SPIN.com's coverage of the massive Seattle festival, including day-by-day dispatches and live performances from Beck, Superchunk, Stone Temple Pilots and more!"
-- Shugo Tokumaru, Exit (Almost Gold)
-- Giant Sand, provisions (Yep Roc)
-- Theresa Andersson, Hummingbird, Go! (Basin Street)
-- Brian Wilson, That Lucky Old Sun (Capitol)
-- Matthew Sweet, Sunshine Lies (Shout! Factory)
-- Slipknot, All Hope Is Gone (Roadrunner)
-- Delta Spirit, Ode to Sunshine (Rounder)
-- The Verve, Forth (On Your Own/Megaforce)