Thursday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:58 P.M.]

NEWS:

    BEYONCE, TAYLOR SWIFT, GAGA Lead Grammy Noms
    Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, Kanye, MGMT also receive nods. [SPIN]
    CHRIS BROWN Apologizes for RIHANNA Assault on 'Good Morning America'
    "I've never ever had problems with anger," Brown said. "I thought, 'How could I be that person?'" [MTV]
    FLEET FOXES' ROBIN PECKNOLD Talks New Album
    "I don't think the world needs another trad-folk record." [Pitchfork]
    KID CUDI Taps SNOOP, PHARRELL for New Album
    "I already got five tracks locked in," the rapper said of his next release, Cudder. [MTV]
    ARCADE FIRE: New Album in 2010
    Sources say the untitled album is expected in May. [SPIN]
    MARILYN MANSON: "I'm Back with Evan Rachel Wood"
    Plus: the shock rocker talks about his "badass" new music. [SPIN]
    LED ZEP Reunion Fueled Formation of THEM CROOKED VULTURES
    John Paul Jones talks about Robert Plant and joining forces with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. [Spinner]
    EDITORS Announce U.S. Tour, Album Release Date
    In This Light And On This Evening drops Jan. 19; tour follows in February. [NME]
    LIAM GALLAGHER Talks 'New' OASIS
    "We've got all the songs done... without Noel at all," the cocky Brit singer says of the band's next album. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA Kicks Off 'Monster' Tour
    Thongs, stilettos, and video vomiting highlight the Boston opening night of the pop starlet's tour. [SPIN]
    Guitarist: New PAVEMENT Music "Inevitable"
    Pavement's Scott Kannberg says the indie rockers will record again -- assuming their 2010 reunion goes smoothly. [SPIN]
    OF MONTREAL and BEYONCE to Collaborate?
    Pop diva confesses desire to work with the band, and now leader Kevin Barnes is "fully psyched" to join forces. [Paste]
    LIL WAYNE Welcomes a Baby Boy
    Neal Carter, Weezy's son with singer Nivea, is the rapper's second child this year. [MTV]
    STROKES to Headline Scotland's RockNess Fest
    Event goes down June 11-13 in Inverness. [RockNess]
    BEN GIBBARD and JAY FARRAR Announce More Tour Dates
    Duo will bring their Jack Kerouac-inspired album to the West Coast and Midwest in 2010. [Death Cab for Cutie]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: FANFARLO's New Video
    London sextet roam an Upstate, NY, forrest in their ode to sc-fi writer Harold T. Wilkins. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: GREEN DAY Record "21 Guns" with Cast of 'American Idiot' Musical
    Arena-filling punk anthem gets punched up with theatrical flair -- and strings! [Spinner]
    WATCH: THE CRIBS Rock 'Letterman'
    Brit band (minus Johnny Marr) perform "I'm a Realist." [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: SUBMARINES' Trippy New Video
    It's a psychedelic tea party on the set of the L.A. trio's "Submarine Symphonika" clip. [YouTube]
    LISTEN: COLD WAR KIDS Soulful New Tune
    SoCal quartet fuse tropical grooves and soaring vocal harmonies on "Coffee Spoon." [EW]
    LISTEN: SHOUT OUT LOUDS' New Song
    Swede quintet sing about drinking and taking too many pills in "Walls."[Spinner]
    LISTEN: SANTIGOLD Remixes NORAH JONES
    Santi transforms the singer/songwriter's hot-blooded soul tune into a cold, electro drone. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: VIVIAN GIRLS Cover 1950s Girl Group
    Brooklyn punks get fuzzy on a rendition of the Chantels' "He's Gone." [Vivian Girls]
    DOWNLOAD: SHEARWATER's New Song
    Frontman Jonathan Meiburg goes tribal on "Castaways," a track off the band's February release, The Golden Archipelago.[Matador]
    LISTEN: BEACH HOUSE's "Silver Soul"
    Baltimore duo get woozy on a leaked track from their January Sub Pop debut, Teen Dream. [Aziz is Bored]

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  • 1 Jessie Ware — Share It All " 04:18
  • 2 Rustie — Attak (feat. Danny Brown) " 03:01
  • 3 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 4 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35
  • 5 Azealia Banks — Heavy Metal And Reflective " 02:31

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