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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Who: Matt & Kim (@mattandkim) Why You Should Follow: This wide-eyed Brooklyn duo's unabashed enthusiasm isn't limited to their live shows. On Twitter, they're all smiles, even when the front wheel on Kim's bike gets stolen or they're surrounded by screaming babies on an airplane. They tweet sheepishly about wearing T-shirts with naughty phrases to Disney World and eating leftover nachos, and excitedly about getting nominated for an MTV Video Music Award and opening for DJ Jazzy Jeff. As they prepare for their upcoming headlining U.S.

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Who: Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste (@EdwardDroste)Why You Should Follow: Droste's Twitter bio reads "I will do this until I inevitably say something I regret and erase the profile" -- so follow him while you still can! The Grizzly Bear frontman posts frequent Twitpics (like this adorable one of him and bandmate Christopher Bear goofing off in a Japanese photo booth) and chronicles his adventures on the road, which include hanging out with Beyonce Knowles and watching Lady Gaga's bass player snort cocaine. Who knew?

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    Twitter Trio of the Week: Lollapalooza Edition!

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners are all performing at this weekend's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. Check 'em out: Who: Diplo (@diplo) Why You Should Follow: This sought-after DJ and producer (the beats behind M.I.A.'s popular single "Paper Planes") is living the high life -- drinking wine in Tokyo with Japanese reggae stars one night, riding a wild boar through Oahu, Hawaii the next. Luckily, he still finds time in between taking shots and surfing on acid to tweet about his incredible experiences, from encountering a lion in a hotel lobby to starting a night in Amsterdam and ending up in Ibiza.

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    Hot New Band: The Upwelling

    September 12, 2001 was a time of confusion, anger, and grieving for many people across the world. But for brothers Ari and Josh Ingber, it was also the day they decided to form a band. Struck by the previous day's events, Ari sat down and wrote nearly all of the songs that appeared on the band's 2004 self-titled EP, including "Ladder 116" (then called "Ladder 104"), which will appear again -- in a slightly different version -- on the band's first full-length album, An American Stranger, due August 25. Download the track below! When Ari called Josh, a drummer, to play him the song and ask him to help form a band, Josh didn't hesitate, even though the two had never really played music together growing up.

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    Watch: Interpol's Paul Banks, Metric's Emily Haines Go Crazy!

    Julian Plenti is actually Interpol frontman Paul Banks (who released his solid first solo album, Julian Plenti Is... Skyscraper, on Tuesday), but in this new video for Skyscraper track "Games for Days," he's also a criminal with a penchant for destruction and the mystified occupant of a suddenly-trashed motel room. While the latter Plenti character is out of his room, the former -- accompanied by Metric's Emily Haines -- sneaks in and causes mayhem. The partners in crime light up cigarettes, spray-paint the walls, destroy pillows, and take pictures of Haines handcuffed to a chair and writhing on the floor, which they leave behind for the occupant to puzzle over. Why? Because they can! Check out the video, directed by Javier Aguilera, below!

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    Regina Spektor's 5 Favorite Romance Movies

    Regina Spektor says she loves Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordan-Levitt's new movie, (500) Days of Summer -- and not just because two of her songs, "Hero" and "Us," appear on the indie flick's soundtrack. "It felt very unique, compared to a lot of romantic comedies," Spektor, whose new album Far is out now, tells SPIN.com. "It wasn't, you know, sugary. It stayed with me after I saw it -- I felt like I kind of went through something with the characters." So what other romance movies have stuck with the 29-year-old through the years? We asked her to share some of her favorite movies about love -- and she gave us her top five picks:Manhattan (1979) Woody Allen's black-and-white ode to New York City -- and the many follies of love -- is a favorite of Spektor's because of the characters.

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    Los Campesinos! Begin Tour in New York City

    At more than a few points during Los Campesinos!' tour-opening performance at New York City's Webster Hall on Tuesday night, it seemed as though everyone's lives were in serious, immediate danger. As soon as the Welsh indie pop outfit launched into its first song, the synthesizer-and-glockenspiel-fueled "This is How You Spell," the entire audience began to dance -- causing the floor to flex so dramatically that it felt like it might break. Or was it just paranoia? After all, Los Campesinos!' music tends toward the neurotic. As infectious and danceable as it may be, there are dark undertones to nearly every song -- moments of great insecurity, vulnerability, bitterness, and sadness. When frontman Gareth Campesinos!

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    Eminem, Kanye, Lady Gaga, Beyonce Lead MTV VMA Noms

    The 26th annual MTV Video Music Awards nominees have been announced, and pop divas Lady Gaga and Beyoncé lead the pack with nine nominations each. The fashion-forward hit-makers will square off in critical categories like Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, and Video of the Year, while Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" clip won her a nod for Best New Artist and Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video has been nominated for Best Choreography. Hip-hop superstars Kanye West and Eminem both received four VMA nods apiece -- and will face off in the same four categories: Best Male Video, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Special Effects, and Video of the Year. Other nominated artists include Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Asher Roth, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, T.I., Kid Cudi, Drake, Coldplay, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more. Interestingly, MTV has added a new category to its VM

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    WATCH: Heath Ledger-Directed Video Released by Modest Mouse

    Modest Mouse have premiered the Heath Ledger-directed video for their track "King Rat" to coincide with today's release of the band's new EP, No One's First, and You're Next. Watch below. The animated video was conceptualized and directed by Ledger, but was left unfinished when the Academy Award-winning actor died of an accidental overdose in January 2008.

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    Autolux Announces First U.S. Tour in Four Years

    We here at SPIN.com got all excited when much-missed Los Angeles art rock trio Autolux announced Transit Transit, their first album since 2004 expected to drop later this year. And now we have even more to celebrate: The band have announced their first U.S. tour since 2005, beginning August 28 in San Francisco, CA. The month-long jaunt -- their first-ever headlining U.S. tour -- will take band members Eugene Goreshter, Carla Azar, and Greg Edwards to the East Coast and back, culminating with a performance in Costa Mesa, CA, on September 27. Along the way the group will perform at New York's All Tomorrow's Parties festival, curated by the Flaming Lips.

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