Wednesday's Music Roundup

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MONSTERS OF FOLK (FROM LEFT: OBERST, MOGIS, M. WARD, JAMES)
WRITTEN BY
SPIN Staff

[Updated: 4:52 P.M.]

NEWS:

    EXCLUSIVE: PEARL JAM Album Art
    Check out the Tom Tomorrow-designed art from Backspacer. [SPIN]
    BLOC PARTY Might Never Release Another Record
    The band's contract is up, and frontman Kele Okereke is unsure of their future. [NME]
    TUPAC's First Recordings to Appear on New Album
    Shakurspeare features the rhymes of 16-year-old Tupac, then called "MC New York." [AllHipHop]
    LISTEN: SCARLETT JOHANSSON Duets with PETE YORN
    It doesn't suck! [SPIN]
    DEMI LOVATO Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200
    The Disney princess scores big, but MJ's still the best seller! [Billboard]
    GOODIE MOB Announce Reunion Show
    Gnarls Barkley crooner Cee-Lo's group will perform in September in Atlanta. [Paste]
    MANIC STREET PREACHERS Announce U.S. Tour
    The band's first stateside tour in 10 years takes them coast to coast. [Brooklyn Vegan]
    Feds Raid MICHAEL JACKSON Doctor's Home
    Police are seeking documents to support a homicide investigation. [Billboard]
    TAYLOR MOMSEN Celebrates B-Day with Pretty Reckless Concert
    Nothing says "sweet 16" quite like a pink slip and leather jacket. [Oh No They Didn't]
    SLIPKNOT Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Reissue
    The masked rockers to release special edition of their self-titled debut. [Metal Underground]
    LIL WAYNE Kicks Off 'America's Most Wanted' Tour
    The Young Money crew's tour-opener was like "hip-hop's Lord of the Flies." [SPIN]
    DR. DOG Sign to Anti-, Prep New Album
    Philly band to record with Beck and Foo Fighters producer Rob Schnapf. [Stark]
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN to Play 'Born To Run' Album Live!
    Plus: SPIN picks the bands that should play their landmark records! [SPIN]
    WAVVES Announces Fall Tour
    Don't worry -- singer-guitarist Nathan Williams probably won't freak out. [Pitchfork]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: WEEZER's Anti-Social Head-Banger
    Green Album rarity "Everybody Go Away" is out now on a Guitar Center comp. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: MEW's Weird New Video
    "Don't feel like an idiot if it all doesn't add up," says guitarist Bo Madsen. [Spinner]
    MONSTERS OF FOLK Release Two New Songs
    "Dear God" and "The Sandman, The Brakeman, and Me" are available now! [MySpace]
    LISTEN: ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN Preview New Album
    Check out four tracks from The Fountain at the band's website! [Bunnymen]
    LISTEN: PANIC AT THE DISCO Release New Song
    Plus: Hear former bandmates Ryan Ross and Jon Walker's new group! [SPIN]
    WATCH: YO LA TENGO's "Here To Fall" Video
    A must-see for all you skywriter enthusiasts out there! [Matador Records]

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Now Playing
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  • 2 Michael Rault — Nothing Means Nothing " 02:56
  • 3 Gold Beach — Impressions " 04:32
  • 4 GENUFLEX — The Last Gods (Mark Stewart And Rambone Remix) " 05:13
  • 5 Sleigh Bells — That Did It Feat. Tink " 02:41
  • 6 Monster Rally & Jay Stone — Recollection " 02:10
  • 7 Little Boots — Pretty Tough " 03:18

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