Wednesday's Music Roundup

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND
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SPIN Staff

[Updated: 5:57 P.M.]

NEWS:

    VAMPIRE WEEKEND Reveal Album Title Inspiration
    "It's about retro gaming and Nicaraguan politics," Ezra Koenig says of the band's January release Contra. [NME]
    MY MORNING JACKET Get Animated on 'American Dad'
    Southern rockers will appear on Nov. 22 episode, titled "My Morning Straitjacket." [Stewie's Playground]
    LIL WAYNE Reveals 'Rebirth' Album Art
    Weezy F. Baby enjoys a little time on the couch with his guitar before heading to jail! [Nah Right]
    Update: STEVEN TYLER Not Quitting AEROSMITH
    VIDEO: The singer jumps onstage with Joe Perry's solo project Tuesday night. [SPIN]
    GIRLS Announce 2010 Tour Dates
    San Francisco band will hit the Midwest in January and February. [Matador Records]
    TING TINGS Sign to JAY-Z's Record Label
    Brit band's second album will be released through Roc Nation! [Music Slut]
    Rapper LIL BOOSIE Sentenced to Jail
    Baton Rogue rhymer will serve four years for violating his parole. [Billboard]
    SLAYER Hit No. 12 on Billboard Chart
    World Painted Blood sold 41,000 copies in its first week of release. [Blabber Mouth]
    MIIKE SNOW Announce U.S. Tour
    Swedish pop group support their self-titled debut with Spring gigs. [NME]
    MICHAEL JACKSON's Funeral Cost $1 Million
    Including $35,000 for burial outfit and $16,000 for flowers. [LATimes]
    ARCADE FIRE Recording In NYC
    Richard Parry reveals he's adding string sections to the band's first new songs since 2007. [Quietus]
    GORILLAZ Working with WATCHMEN Writer
    "We're planning for me to do the libretto on their next opera project," said graphic novelist Alan Moore. [Mustard Web]
    HOT CHIP's Next Album Due in February
    Plus: Hear a taste of a brand new song from the innovative U.K. dance music quintet! [SPIN]
    GREEN DAY's 'American Idiot' Musical Headed to Broadway
    Because Jersey Boys is sooo last year. [Playbill]
    JOHNNY MARR Joins THE CRIBS for L.A. Tour Opener
    The former Smith's axeman blends in perfectly with the pub-punk band. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: DEERHUNTER Frontman Goes Acoustic
    Bradford Cox, a.k.a. Atlas Sound, is at his most fragile and poignant on his new release. [SPIN]
    WATCH: LADY GAGA Previews Her GOSSIP GIRL Cameo
    Pop star twirls the 35-foot-long train of her red dress in a snippet from the Nov. 16 episode. [YouTube]
    DOWNLOAD: Two New HOT HOT HEAT Songs
    Canadian band offer "Future Breeds" and "JFK's LSD." [SPIN]
    LISTEN: FIERY FURNACES' "Covers" Album
    The duo rework and re-record their songs for a new release, Take Me Round Again. [Fina-Music]
    WATCH: DEATH CAB Play TWILIGHT Concert
    Seattle band perform their New Moon hit for screaming teenage girls in L.A. [YouTube]
    LISTEN: WALE Collaborates with TV ON THE RADIO's DAVE SITEK
    DC Rapper rhymes over a brass band in new track "TV in the Radio" [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: New Songs from Hot Surf-Punk Band BEST COAST
    Bethany Cosentino mixes sunny twang with distorted noise on two brand new tracks. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: The Movie LIL WAYNE Doesn't Want You to See
    The Carter chronicles the rapper's restless genius -- and addiction to cough syrup. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: THEM CROOKED VULTURES' New Album
    Prepare to be pummeled by the Foo Fighters/QOTSA/Led Zep supergroup. [SPIN]

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