Wednesday's Music Roundup

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KAREN O
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SPIN Staff

[Updated: 5:55 P.M.]

NEWS:

    BAND OF HORSES Announce New Album
    Infinite Arms drops May 18. [Pitchfork]
    LIL WAYNE Joins JAY-Z's NYC Concert
    Weezy, who was supposed start his jail term Tuesday, enjoys another night of freedom. [SPIN]
    YEAH YEAH YEAHS Reveal Personal Playlists
    Turns out Karen O is quite the Black Flag fan! [Guardian]
    TAYLOR SWIFT Scores Five Country Music Awards Noms
    Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band, among others, also receive nods. [MTV]
    Table Tennis: BAT FOR LASHES Vs. COLDPLAY
    The songstress battles frontman Chris Martin backstage on their joint tour of South America. [Coldplay]
    E-40 Talks About Almost Having NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Killed
    Bay area rapper had "some dudes" hold Biggie at gunpoint while the two hip-hop stars had a telephone conversation. [Nah Right]
    MUSIC JOURNALIST Released from Prison in Iran
    Behrang Tonekaboni was held for two months for protesting the government. No charges were filed. [Guardian]
    FREELANCE WHALES Perform at a Brooklyn Subway Stop
    Hot indie band play two and half songs before cops shut the show down. [BrooklynVegan]
    THE FLAMING LIPS Announce U.S. Tour Dates
    Stardeath and White Dwarfs will support the Lips on their trek across the East Coast and Midwest. [Paste Magazine]
    LIL WAYNE's Jail Time Postponed by Courthouse Fire
    The Manhattan Criminal Courthouse is evacuated; eight people are injured. [SPIN]
    BLACK KEYS Announce New Album
    Brothers, the blues-rock duo's sixth album, drops on May 18. [None Such]
    JANE'S ADDICTION Bassist Quits
    Click here to find out which hard rock legend will replace Eric Avery! [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: KATE NASH's New Video
    Brit songbird plays a stewardess in the clip for "Do Wah Do," which you can exclusive hear at SPIN. [MSN]
    WATCH: RJD2 Debuts Psychedelic Video
    The Philadelphia rapper's latest video is a mix of surreal storytelling and visuals. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: Alt-Rockers Cover TOM PETTY
    The Almost stay true to Petty's iconic track "Free Fallin'" on new tribute album, Punk Goes Classic Rock. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: SMASHING PUMPKINS' New Single
    Billy Corgan prescribes a sonic Ambien with "A Stitch in Time." [SPIN]
    WATCH: New GORILLAZ Video Stars BRUCE WILLIS!
    "Stylo" features Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's animated electro rockers -- and the Die Hard star. [SPIN]

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Now Playing
  • 1 Miley Cyrus — Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin (Cover) " 05:44
  • 2 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26
  • 3 Buzzcocks — "It's Not You" " 02:46
  • 4 The Drums — Magic Mountain " 04:05
  • 5 Jessie Ware — Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe " 03:46
  • 6 Flying Lotus — Coronus, the Terminator " 02:40
  • 7 JEFF The Brotherhood — Gouge Away " 02:52

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