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    DOWNLOAD: New Best Coast Song

    Los Angeles outfit Best Coast nabbed a Breaking Out nod in SPIN's June issue, and "Boyfriend," the opening track from their debut full-length Crazy for You (out July 27), reminds us why. Download the song below. On "Boyfriend," singer-guitarist Bethany Cosentino pleads about a platonic friend she knows she'll never romantically woo, over a fuzzy wash of surf guitars, snappy drums, and reverb-y backing vocals that are part Grrrl punk and part Phil Spector wall-of-sound. "I wish he was my boyfriend / I'd love him till the very end / But instead he's just a friend." Crazy for You follows a string of well-received 7" singles that landed Best Coast as one of SPIN's 50 Must-Hear bands at SXSW. The band returns to the road on July 18 at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois.

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    LISTEN: OutKast Rapper Big Boi's Solo Album

    After much delay, Big Boi's solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, will finally drop July 6 via Def Jam. The OutKast rapper's new label posted the entire 15-track album featuring collaborations with B.o.B, T.I., Jamie Foxx, and Andre 3000 to his MySpace page a little early. Hear it right now, right here! The release follows a period of turmoil between Big Boi and Jive Records. In a recent interview with SPIN, the OutKast member said Sir Lucious Left Foot has been finished for well over a year but hasn't released due to "creative expression with Jive Records," a label he left to release the album. Commenting on his new album's sound, Boi said, "Ninety-eight percent of the feedback has been, 'Holy shit, it sounds like an OutKast album!'" And that's not a bad thing! What do you think of Big Boi's new album? Tell us in the comments below!

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    Jay-Z and Eminem Add Dates to Ballpark Tour

    The public spoke. Jay-Z and Eminem answered. Due to quick ticket sell-outs, the hip-hop duo have added two more dates to their collaborative concerts, dubbed the Home And Home tour, in their respective hometown ballparks this September. Hova and Em will now perform at Detroit's Comerica Park on September 2 and 3, and New York City's Yankee Stadium on September 13 and 14. Tickets are on sale now via Live Nation. Fans can get a taste of the massive end-of-summer concerts tonight, when Jay and Em's rooftop mini-concert on the Ed Sullivan Theater (which was recorded this past Monday) will air on The Late Show with David Letterman. As they've both proved, the duo's upcoming live show shouldn't be missed.

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    WATCH: Drake Performs on 'Tonight Show'

    Drake Fever just keeps heating up. The Toronto-based rapper delivered a passionate performance of his latest single, "Find Your Love," on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday night. The track is from his new album Thank Me Later. Check it out below! Drake's performance showed why Thank Me debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Backed by a five-piece band, he displayed tight vocal control as he beckoned a lover to stay. "I bet if I give all my love," Drake sang over Afro-style beats. "Then nothing's gonna tear us apart." Moreover, he delivered dance moves and fist pumps to feed the energetic performance -- earning screams from the crowd. Last week, fans went so crazy for the rapper in New York City that his free concert was cancelled when a riot broke out. Thoughts on Drake? Tell us in the comments below! WATCH: Drake, "Find Your Love"

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    EXCLUSIVE: MC Frontalot Debuts Hilarious Video

    Remember that time your Blackberry updated and all your contacts got messed up and it was the worst thing ever? Yeah, well, MC Frontalot (aka Damian Hess) does, too. And the nerdcore rapper wrote a song called "First World Problem" about it on his latest album Zero Day. Check out the video below, created by Brooklyn-based animator Shawna Mills."I had heard the phrase 'First World Problem' a few years ago. It means 'a suffering that seems absurd if compared to the average level of human suffering worldwide,'" Hess tells SPIN.com. "And it's a way in which I notice myself spazzing out regularly, when my gadgets are incompatible...

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    Bush to Reunite in September for California Fest

    Blink-182, Eminem, and Kiss are set to headline the Fontana, California, music festival Epicenter Twenty Ten on September 25 and 26. Cool, right? But perhaps the biggest surprise of the festival is found further down the bill: '90s scrunge rockers Bush will reunite for their first show in nearly a decade. It's part of a bigger reemergence for the band, too: Frontman Gavin Rossdale stopped by KROQ in Los Angeles on Monday and premiered the group's first song since 2001, "Afterlife" -- a pulsing, uptempo grunge-y song dripping with classic '90s Bush sound. It's off their new album, Everything Always Now, due in October.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Grandaddy, Earlimart Side-Project Track

    Admiral Radley, a new band featuring Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy, plus Ariana Murray and Aaron Espinoza of Earlimart, will release their debut album I Heart California on July 13. But why wait: SPIN.com has an exclusive stream of its catchy yet subdued track "Ghosts of Syllables" below! The song draws influence from both Earlimart and Grandaddy -- in fact, the band's website bio claims they initially wanted to call the new group Earlidaddy or Grandimart. It retains the pulsing rhythms of Earlimart and the catchy hooks, somber keyboard melodies, and self-deprecating lyrics of Grandaddy. "I'm out of sync, yeah you know it's true," Lytle sings over chiming guitars. "But loneliness I am nothing to." Admiral Radley hit the road this summer, beginning on July 8 in Los Angeles. See their complete itinerary here. What do you think about Admiral Radley's "Ghosts of Syllables"?

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    Jay-Z, Eminem Play on 'Letterman' Rooftop

    Jay-Z and Eminem do what they want. After being denied a permit to play on top of the marquee of New York's Ed Sullivan Theater, where The Late Show with David Letterman is taped, the hip-hop legends moved their gig to the venue's rooftop Monday, playing for 100 lucky fans who won tickets through Facebook and Twitter. If you weren't one of those lucky ones, the performance will air on Friday's episode of Letterman. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting denied a permit for the original show, in part because of the recent riot at the free Drake concert at NYC's South Street Seaport. "There was discussion of a concert, and ultimately it was decided there would be no permit," wrote Julianne Cho, associate commissioner, Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting in an e-mail statement to MTV News.

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    New Radiohead Album Almost Finished

    Radiohead fans rejoice -- the new album is coming. In an interview with the BBC, guitarist Ed O'Brien said the Oxford quintet will finish recording their newest album in a "matter of weeks.... Ideally, it would be great if it came out sometime this year. It has got to; I hope so." O'Brien went on to note that the group recorded it with a different approach than their 2007 SPIN-approved In Rainbows. "We decided at the end of the record never to do it like this again," O'Brien said. "That was kind of the end of Radiohead mark two." It's been a busy year for Radiohead since starting production on the new album last May. The group released two songs this past fall -- "These Are My Twisted Words" and "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)", and played a January Haiti benefit in L.A..

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    DOWNLOAD: Kid Cudi's New Summer Jam

    Kid Cudi is now competing for the quintessential summer song of 2010. The rapper just dropped "REV OF EV," the first single off his upcoming album Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (out Sept. 14) -- and it's a hyper-catchy sing-a-long that's perfect for partying under the sweltering sun. Download it here. According to Cudi, the title is short for "Revolution Of Evolution." The track, produced by Plain Pat with strings by Larry Gold (Kanye West's "Welcome to Heartbreak"), continues the sound Cudi created on his first album Man on the Moon: The End Of Day -- an emphasis on bass, yet utilizing sound effects to create a blend of hip-hop and indie rock. "Wake up, I heard they found a solution," Cudi spits over a slow grooves and electric guitar. "Where will you be for the revolution?" Last summer, SPIN named Kid Cudi as a SPIN Breaking Out artist.

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