Thursday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:58 P.M.]

NEWS:

    BRANDON FLOWERS Solo Album Set for Sept. Release
    Live shows will accompany the launch of the Killer frontman's Flamingo this fall. Click for details. [SPIN]
    JAMES MERCER Talks THE SHINS' Future
    Musician said he's writing material while on tour with Broken Bells that's "near the recording stages." [Pitchfork]
    ARCADE FIRE's New Album Will Feature Eight Different Covers
    Only one artwork has been revealed so far -- an image of old car sitting in front of a house in the suburbs. [MBV]
    New NO AGE Album Due September 28
    The 13-track Everything in Between is the follow-up to the Los Angeles noise-punk duo's 2008 release Nouns. [Pitchfork]
    D'ANGELO Confirms Album Rumors
    "I'm in the kitchen and I'm cooking up something real nice," the R&B singer said in his first interview in nearly a decade. [TheUrbanDaily]
    M.I.A. Talks Sri Lanka, New Album, Raising Her Son
    The genre-fusing musician also goes shopping with GQ for a feature in their new issue. [GQ]
    Aussie Buzz Band TAME IMPALA Makes NYC Debut
    MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden guests with his former touring mates at impressive Brooklyn show. [SPIN]
    WEEZER Recruit RYAN ADAMS for New Album
    "It's a very stirring and emotional and powerful Weezer song," said Rivers Cuomo. "He was really inspiring to work with." [MTV]
    BLINK-182: 'New Music Is On the Way'
    Mark Hoppus says the band will return to the studio this fall to wrap their reunion release. [MTV]
    YOU SAY PARTY! WE SAY DIE! Change Name to WE SAY PARTY
    Canadian dance-punk band shorten name after the sudden death of their drummer. [NME]
    GREGG ALLMAN Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant
    Rock legend had the surgery to battle Hepatitis C. "He's psyched to put this time of his life behind him," said his manager. [AP]
    DIRTY PROJECTORS, BJORK Collabo Out June 30
    Seven-song studio EP of new songs due next week. PLUS: Watch their artsy trailer. [SPIN]
    DRAKE Debuts at No.1 on Album Chart
    The Toronto rapper's release, Thank Me Later, sells an impressive 462,989 copies in its first week. [SPIN]
    MY MORNING JACKET, WEEZER, MUSE to Play Voodoo Fest
    MGMT, Drake, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, and more will also play the New Orleans fest, Oct. 29-31. [Billboard]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: New !!! Track
    Grab "AM/FM" from the dance-punk's band's website now. [!!!]
    WATCH: Beat Master RUSKO's New Video
    The video for "Hold On," which features Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman on vocals, is a tour doc with whomping bass and flashing lights. [The Fader]
    WATCH: AGAINST ME! Rock SPIN's Rooftop
    Check out video of four songs from the Florida punk act's album release day show in NYC! [SPIN]
    WATCH: DRAKE Performs on 'Tonight Show'
    TThe chart-topping rapper plays his latest single, "Find Your Love." [SPIN]
    WATCH: HARLEM's New Video
    The Austin trio shoot fireworks and hang out in a graveyard in their clip for "Someday Soon." [GorillaVsBear]
    DOWNLOAD: HIVES Cover Punk Band ZERO BOYS
    Get "Civilization's Dying," a track from the Swedish garage-rock quintet's new covers EP! [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: PASSION PIT Cover SMASHING PUMPKINS!
    Boston indie-poppers transform "Tonight, Tonight" into a waterfall of keyboard melodies and helium-high vocals. [SPIN]
    WATCH: WEEZER's World Cup Video
    Los Angeles rockers root for the home team in their clip for "Represent." [SPIN]
    WATCH: EXCLUSIVE: MC FRONTALOT debuts Hilarious Video
    In "First World Problems," the nerdcore rapper takes his time machine back in time -- but forgets the charger. [SPIN]
    WATCH: Creepy INTERPOL Video for "Lights"
    Girls in vinyl! Syringes! Stuff being ingested through straws! And no, it's not a night out in NYC's Lower East Side. [SPIN]

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