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    Foo Fighters, Beck, David Byrne Added to ACL Bill

    Just last week, Austin City Limits officials teased the lineup for the seventh annual event with a radio mix of tunes unveiling 29 of the festival's 130 acts. Among the leaked: Gnarls Barkley, the Raconteurs, Neko Case, CSS, Man Man, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. So what's up with the other 101 bands, you ask?

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    Watch Kevin Devine Perform Live!

    Kevin Devine won't be a major-label casualty. The singer/songwriter released his superb 2006 effort, Put Your Ghost to Rest, via Capitol, but as the major label went through all-too-familiar restructuring last year, Devine found himself without a label home. No matter, though: Devine has his album, and is reissuing it through Procrastinate! Music Traitors, a new imprint formed by Kevin's pals in Brand New. A rather prolific writer -- he put out four full-length albums between 2002 and 2006 -- Devine already has new material in the works, and after playing Your Ghost gem "Brooklyn Boy," he unveiled two new songs -- the insightful, endearing "All of Everything Erased," and the deadpan, grave anti-war ditty "Another Bag of Bones." Check out footage of the three songs, and snatch up the re-release of Put Your Ghost to Rest when it arrives April 20.

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    GZA, De La Soul, Rakim Top Paid Dues Bill

    Who? Paid Dues, an independent hip-hop event, set to feature Rakim, De La Soul, GZA, Blackalicious, Hieroglyphics, Little Brother, Buckshot, Sage Francis, Yak Ballz, Kidz in the Hall, Supernatural & Scratch, Solillaquists of Sound, and Braille, among others. What? A four-date festival series presented by Guerilla Union and hosted by Murs (Living Legends) with installments in New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Denver, and Berkeley in the month of June. The lineup for each installment varies; check the Paid Dues website for more details. Should I go? Yes. If you're a fan of independent hip-hop, look no further for Paid Dues features heavyweights from across the genre, plus c'mon -- De La Soul!? Paid Dues dates: 6/4, New York, NY (Nokia Theatre)6/7, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Club Cinema)6/13, Denver, CO (Fillmore Auditorium)6/14, Berkeley, CA (Berkeley Community Theatre)

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    Report: Amy Winehouse Scraps Sessions, No New Material in '08

    Sorry Amy Winehouse fans, you'll have to wait. According to U.K. rag The Sun (via NME.com), Winehouse has canceled studio sessions scheduled for the Bahamas, during which the coiffed songstress was set to begin recording the follow up to 2007's smash hit Back to Black. "Island wanted to get her away from it all and thought it would be great surroundings for her," an unidentified source told the paper of the canceled sessions, originally slated to pair Winehouse with Saleem Remi, the producer behind her debut, Frank. And now it seems Winehouse is testing fans and label executives' patience -- especially considering her work with producer Mark Ronson on the new Bond theme song. "The album was planned for late 2008," the source said, "but her label is now privately admitting it's unlikely to happen until 2009."

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    New Video: "I Will Possess Your Heart," Death Cab for Cutie

    With the new music video for "I Will Possess Your Heart," the first single off the Seattle-based indie stalwarts' eighth studio album to date, Narrow Stairs (out May 13), it appears -- shocker! -- that Ben Gibbard (curbing side project Just Jazzin') is suffering from the blues, and evidently, a little loved-one-displacement. As riffing bass rollicks through the track's first four minutes, the video illustrates a lovely young lass departing New York City's La Guardia Airport with a look of despair as she embarks on a solo, round-the-world excursion -- presumably with the Gibber's heart in tow. Meanwhile, back in an iced-over meat-freezer of sorts, Death Cab for Cutie nestle up in the their winter scarves, caps, and coats while pounding out the tune, Gibbard hunched over the keys spouting tender diary entries, and guitarist Chris Walla finally adding six more stings to sonic equation.

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    New Wolf Parade Album Out June 17

    Shifting musical gears after a tour as Sunset Rubdown, frontman Spencer Krug's haunting shrieks will return this summer with Wolf Parade's yet-to-be titled sophomore album, confirmed to arrive June 17 via Sub Pop. With drummer Arlen Thompson behind recording and engineering duties, the new album follows the release of Wolf Parade's 2005 debut, Apologies to the Queen Mary. "After Apologies... we wrote about four or five new songs, but we decided to throw them out because they sounded too much like what we'd already done," singer/guitarist Dan Boeckner said in a statement, commenting on the new album's sonic departure. "We could have easily made another Apologies... but what would have been the point?" New album's tracklisting: 1. "Soldier's Grin" 2. "Call it A Ritual"3. "Language City"4. "Bang Your Drum"5. "California Dreamer"6. "The Grey Estates"7. "Fine Young Cannibals"8.

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    The Black Angels

    What? With 2006's debut full-length Passover, the Black Angels' murky, trip-out garage-rock thrust upon the angular, dance-crazy indie scene with dark ferocity, courting the chillin'-in-my-parent's-basement- getting-stoned-and-looking-at-colorful-posters interest of many music fans. And as the outfit return with their excellent sophomore set Directions to See a Ghost, an 11-track collection out digitally today and in record stores May 13 via Light in the Attic, which expands on the band's layered, grooving hum, it appears it may just be yet another glorious summer nestled in mom and pops' daylight-less cellar. Who?

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    What? With a wide-eyed, psych-rock sound drawing from Motown to art-punk and beyond, surgical mask-sporting quartet Clinic have beaten a peculiar path, and return this week after a two year absence with fifth album Do It!. The 11-track collection arrives with the expected components -- distorted, reverb-drenched guitars, keys aplenty, and frontman Ade Blackburn's haunting murmur – yet now coalesces in fresh structures mashing sonic spazz-outs and lulling cool downs in one. Featuring Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon) on the mixing boards, the new album is Clinic's unique, vintage styling at its best. Who? Liverpool's Clinic, fronted by Ade Blackburn and featuring lead guitarist Hartley, bassist Brian Campbell, and Carl Turney on drums.

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    Secret Machines Play SPIN Shutterbug's Show

    Last night (April 8) to throngs of snazzy music lovers at NYC's Openhouse Gallery, Spin contributing photographer Brantley Gutierrez unveiled a collection of rock'n'roll photographs dubbed Sounds & Light -- then had Secret Machines soundtrack the after party with a live set! The event, presented by Spring Court sneakers and featuring Spin as a media sponsor, showcased live and behind-the-scenes snapshots of the likes of Weezer, Arcade Fire, and Foo Fighters, plus definitive center-piece pic capturing Iggy Pop dancing onstage at Lollapalooza 2007, while guest DJ Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem spun records. After our fill of photographs of live performances it was due time for the Real McCoy as hordes of in-the-know New Yorkers flocked to an exclusive after party at the swanky Tribeca Grand Hotel for gratis New Castle beers and an off-the-cuff jam session from Secret Machines.

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    Video Vault: Tim Fite

    You may have noticed that SPIN.com is entirely brand new this month. One of the big differences: our on-demand video section. With this new regular feature, we'll be dipping into our vast, growing video vault to show off some of our best clips. Today's clip recalls the splendid, shower-less, and music filled days of Bonnaroo 2007, during which Tim Fite dropped in to the Spin campsite backstage to perform a private concert of new, old, and unreleased tunes, as well as read us bed time story from his latest fairytale book. Watch video of Fite strumming out hillbilly-esque track "Took a Wife," off 2005's Gone Ain't Gone, and reading the hilarious, imaginative short story Beans. Now Watch This: "Took a Wife" "Beans"

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