• Odd Future's 'Loiter Squad' Show Is Exactly What You Thought It'd Be

    Odd Future's 'Loiter Squad' Show Is Exactly What You Thought It'd Be

    Fresh off their new "media-savvy penis" video "Rella,", the Odd Future brats continue to fulfill their 2012 promises by dropping teasers from their forthcoming Adult Swim sketch show, Loiter Squad. The two clips, which clock in at under a minute when combined, showcase... well, exactly what we expected from the show: the Odd Future guys being huge weirdos, swearing so much we can't understand what they're saying through all the "BEEEEEEP"s, and sticking their feet in each other's mouths. It's typical Generation Y humor, though; the 18 seconds we see of the "#Hashtag Court" sketch makes it clear that Loiter Squad is going to be full of jokes about Twitter and such that people over the age of 40 probably won't get — or want to see at all, for that matter.

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    Michael Jackson's Doctor Unsurprisingly Has Different Theory About Why Star Died

    After being convicted of and subsequently sentenced to four years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson last November, and after all the other ludicrous garbage this man has said to keep himself out of jail, somehow, we still have yet to hear the last of Conrad Murray. Now, the good doctor is providing yet another reason why his medications did not cause the King of Pop's death: instead, his lawyers have claimed in papers filed (and obtained by TMZ) in an attempt to overturn the conviction, it was money woes. The documents Murray's lawyers submitted essentially claim that Jackson was stressed by his inability to control his finances, having been $440 million in debt and facing "a contractual commitment" with London's O2 Arena for his run of This Is It shows.

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    Listen to Gorillaz, James Murphy, and Andre 3000's 'DoYaThing' a Day Early

    Let it never again be said that ripping songs from the radio died with the dawn of the MP3: this afternoon, DJ Zane Lowe of BBC's Radio 1 dropped a rip of the long-awaited Converse track from Gorillaz, James Murphy, and Andre 3000, "DoYaThing," on Soundcloud (via Pitchfork). It sounds like great timing for Gorillaz' Damon Albarn: Fresh off Blur's Outstanding Contribution to Music honor at the Brit Awards last night (coupled with the recent announcement of Blur's headlining gig at the 2012 Summer Olympics' "Best of British" show), he's adopted a more optimistic timbre than his usually spaced-out, higher-than-a-kite vocals. Even Murphy turns up a happy falsetto for the choruses (can't help but be reminded that his out-of-the-LCD-Soundsystem-ashes project, Special Disco Version, just announced their appearance at this summer's Governor's Ball).

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    Want Some Libertines Demos? Ex-Creation Boss McGee Auctions Off 'Rubbish'

    The former boss of Creation Records is cashing in on his 16-year run as CEO of the seminal, now-dissolved label. For a pretty penny, fans can now own what can only be described as a veritable cornucopia of never-before-heard Brit-pop swag, ranging from early Oasis demo tapes (!) to unreleased Libertines tracks (!!) to some as-yet-unnamed stuff from My Bloody Valentine (!!!). As the Manchester Evening News reports, Alan McGee, who in his years as Creation CEO (as well as the head of the post-Creation Poptones, known best for its success with the erstwhile Hives), basked in the successes of bands like Oasis, the Libertines, and Primal Scream, has casually brushed off the entire haul, confessing he totally hates music now: "I'm just clearing out all this rock'n'roll rubbish from my house.

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    Grammys Give Adele's '21' Mind-Boggling Sales Boost

    If she'd been making music a few decades ago — hell, not even two decades ago — we wouldn't be asking this question, but, considering the current state of the music industry, we have to: Where the hell is Adele finding the better part of a million more people who haven't bought 21 yet? The British Girl Wonder who obliterated the Grammys and the Brit Awards broke even more sales records this week, and today is the one-year anniversary of 21's U.S. release. As of last night, thanks to a mind-boggling 730,000 copies sold in the week ending February 19 (also known as The Week After Adele Won Six Grammys For the Album), Adele's21 has officially come in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for 21 non-consecutive weeks, passing the late Whitney Houston's record-setting Bodyguard soundtrack, which held for only 20. Ha! 21 for 21 weeks!

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    Brit Awards Breakdown: Adele Is Sassy! Blur Return! Lana Del Rey Is Adored!

    The U.K. press is well-known for its ruthlessness, but last night at the Brit Awards, which took place at London's O2 Arena, they came off as far more forgiving than our own media. Not only did Adele, who naturally won top accolades for British Female Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album of the Year, get away with what M.I.A. could not in the U.S., but the Awards' prize for International Breakthrough Act went to the American media's favorite whipping girl, Lana Del Rey. The Adele stunt in question occurred when the ludicrously successful singer, who just owned the Grammys, was giving her acceptance speech for British Album of the Year. According to the Telegraph, onstage host James Corden cut off her speech to introduce Blur (who were awarded an Outstanding Contribution to Music honor that night).

  • Crocodiles Drop Polished Lo-Fi 'Sunday' From June Album

    Crocodiles Drop Polished Lo-Fi 'Sunday' From June Album

    Stick with Crocodiles, and you're guaranteed no bullshit. The Brooklyn lo-fi crew have announced their third record, Endless Flowers, and it's definitely coming — practically tomorrow, in Fiona Apple terms: just three and a half months away, on June 6.

  • I Want My Revolt? Diddy Launching Music Channel

    I Want My Revolt? Diddy Launching Music Channel

    Oprah's got company: the equally ridiculously wealthy Sean Combs has officially announced plans to launch a music-and-news channel that will vie for viewership with MTV and BET. Fitting with the spirit of the times, the channel will be called Revolt. According to a report from the New York Times, Combs first spoke of the venture last month with Broadcasting & Cable. No word yet on when the channel will launch, but at the moment, talks continue with both Comcast and Time Warner as to how many of us will be able to enjoy the (of course) social media-friendly Revolt. However, Comcast (the largest cable TV provider in the U.S.) has definitively picked it up after agreeing last year to add new channels owned by minorities, as stipulated by their majority stakes acquisition deal of NBCUniversal. Nevertheless, we're betting that its availability will be selective, at least at first.

  • James Mercer Torments His Crappy Kids in Shins' 'Simple Song' Clip

    James Mercer Torments His Crappy Kids in Shins' 'Simple Song' Clip

    If we can make any sweeping assumptions about Shins frontman James Mercer's personal life, he has concerns about his kids growing up to torment him. The band released its new video for Port of Morrow track "Simple Song" this morning as a free iTunes download (via Stereogum), and in the four-minute clip an old-man Mercer, now dead in his coffin, addresses his shitty, no-good spawn from the grave via video message. The handful of now-grown kids have ruined his life, destroyed his possessions, and birthday-cake-ed him in the face, and now, at last, he gets his revenge in death: First, by making them be horrible to each other in a fight to find the hidden deed to their his house; then, by punking them and demolishing the house anyway.

  • Beck, Modest Mouse Headlining NYC's Governor's Ball 2012

    Beck, Modest Mouse Headlining NYC's Governor's Ball 2012

    The headliners for this year's Governor's Ball festival in New York City carry some serious nostalgia-heavy (read: Coachella 1999) punch. At the top of the list are Beck, Modest Mouse, and Built to Spill. Then there's Santigold (whose new single is awesome), Passion Pit, Chromeo, and Explosions in the Sky. The way the two-day fest has distriubuted its acts (see below), it seems as if dance fans will be more inclined to hit up Saturday's lineup, while those more interested in reliving the '90s and '00s indie rock (as well as indulge in some modern fare, like our buddies Cults) should focus on Sunday's. The fest will be Beck's first New York show in four years; he played a few California shows in late 2011, but before August, he hasn't shown up anywhere of note since 2009.

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