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    DOWNLOAD: Gorgeous New Neon Indian Track

    SPIN picked Austin, TX, electronic mastermind Neon Indian, aka Alan Palomo, as an Artist to Watch in 2010 for his colorful debut Psychic Chasms. He'll return with his second album, Era Extraña, on September 13. Good news: The first album track just dropped online. Download "Fallout" here. So what do we learn? That "chillwave" really is the best name for Palomo's music. With glistening new wave synths and '80s-style dream-pop melodies (think Cocteau Twins), "Fallout" is more "chill" than Spicoli with a buzz. Its watery computer effects and digital loops roll in like a "wave," too, as Palomo sings something that sounds romantic and poignant, but is buried beneath an ocean of Enya-esque fizzling, rendering his words mysterious, too.

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    WATCH: Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Doc Clip

    Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical classic Almost Famous recreates his time as a teenage rock journalist for Rolling Stone magazine. The director's latest film venture in the music world is the documentary Pearl Jam Twenty, whose trailer hit the web today. Premiering October 21 on PBS, Pearl Jam Twenty collects rare and unseen footage of the Seattle alt-rock band as part of their 20th anniversary celebration, which also includes a star-studded festival in September. Good news: Crowe manages in just a two-and-a-half-minute trailer to make the quintet's career seem vital - even to the guy who asks, "'Jeremy,' who?" The trailer opens with filmmaker David Lynch asking frontman Eddie Vedder when "music first started to become a thing for you." Cut to footage of the band shredding in concert, stage diving, talking to the press, and bro-ing down backstage and on the tour bus.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Hear Wolf Parade Frontman's Solo LP

    Canadian indie-rockers Wolf Parade played their last show on May 30 in their hometown of Vancouver, BC, bringing an eight-year career to a close. Now frontman Spencer Krug's solo LP as Moonface, Organ Music not Vibraphone like I'd Hoped, drops August 2 via Jagjagwar. But you can hear it right now, exclusively at SPIN. Krug says the 37-minute effort is "dense, but in a satisfying way... like eating a small, heavy piece of cheesecake. It's music played with an organ, organ beats, organ beeps and bloops, and some digital drums. Music based on layers and loops, the hypnotizing sound of a Leslie speaker, and the onslaught of melody." Krug has a few other projects in the works, too: "Later this year I will be recording with a Helsinki-based band called Siinai," he says.

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    DOWNLOAD: First New St. Vincent Song!

    St. Vincent's divine third album Strange Mercy, out September 13 via 4AD, has been in regular rotation over here at SPIN HQ, and now the rest of the world can know why: "Surgeon," the LP's strikingly elegant first leak, has finally dropped online. Download it below. Over washes of orchestral synths, cascading digital effects, and warbling guitar riffs, the 28-year-old Brooklynite born Annie Clark coos, "Best find a surgeon, Come cut me open / Dressing, undressing for a while." That oddly steamy invitation -- and palatial musical backdrop -- is enough to have us studying up for the MCATs. St. Vincent tells SPIN that she holed up in Seattle last fall to write the material for Strange Mercy. "[Death Cab for Cutie drummer] Jason McGerr had an office that was closing. He offered me the space for a month, for all of October. I was alone.

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    PREVIEW: The Return of 'Beavis and Butt-Head'!

    It's been 13 years, 7 months, and 24 days since Beavis and Butt-Head last aired on MTV (not that we're counting). But this October the dynamic duo will return once again -- and now we have the proof: MTV just posted a teaser of an upcoming episode, called "Holy Cornholio." Watch below. What do we learn here? Well, after an accident involving a G.I. Joe figure, Beavis' hands, and an electric drill ("Hehehe, Beavis screwed his hand, hehehe," jokes Butt-Head), Beavis -- now with the stigmata on his two hands -- assumes his rightful place as the spiritual leader of a cult. Naturally, he demands all his disciples bring him rolls of toilet paper, aka tee-pee. "You do not want to face the wrath of my bunghole!!!" So, not much has changed since 1997. Thank god... er, "The Great Holy Cornholio." WATCH: Beavis and Butt-Head teaser

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    DOWNLOAD: First New Girls Song

    Any day that starts with a new Girls track is a good day. Especially when it's a heartbreaking love song with the decidedly unromantic title "Vomit." The six-and-a-half minute track is the first leak from the San Francisco band's second LP, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, out September 13. (Read more about the LP here). "Vomit" comes loaded with sunburst psych-rock guitars, church organs, and a female gospel choir. And singer-guitarist Christopher Owens pours his heart out: "Nights I spend alone / Looking for you baby / Lookin' for love!" "I wrote 'Vomit' before Girls was even a band or an idea," Owens told Matablog. "This is one of the first songs I ever wrote.

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    Gym Class Heroes Return to Roots On New LP

    Gym Class Heroes are going back to their musical beginnings for their fourth studio LP, due in September. "We have high standards that we have to live up to," frontman Travie McCoy tells SPIN, "especially because we're naming it The Papercut Chronicles II." The new album is the sequel to The Papercut Chronicles, the band's 2005 debut, which produced the hit song "Cupid's Chokehold" (featuring vocals from Patrick Stump), led to a high profile Warped Tour slot, and became a touchstone in the budding indie hip-hop and emo-pop scene. The band drifted into mainstream pop territory with their two following records, 2006's As Cruel as School Children and 2008's The Quilt.

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    LISTEN: TVOTR Remixed by Das Racist, Mylo

    Joke-dropping hip-hop duo Das Racist have remixed "Caffeinated Consciousness," the closing track from fellow Brooklynites TV on the Radio's latest album Nine Types of Light. The pair's rap compares endorphins to Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, among other things. Meanwhile, Scottish DJ-producer Mylo puts his spin on Light track "Will Do," cranking the BPM, pumping the seductive track into electro house territory. Listen to both remixes below or at TVOTR's MySpace. Das Racist Remix "Caffeinated Consciousness" Mylo Remixes "Will Do" TV On the Radio, "Caffeinated Consciousness"

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    Q&A: Reggie Watts Talks August Tour

    Brooklyn-based comic Reggie Watts toured the country opening for Conan O'Brien and has appeared at summer festivals like Sasquatch. But in August he'll embark on his first headlining trek, bringing his improvisational comedic and musical style to theatres nationwide. We chatted with Watts about what fans can expect from his tour. (We heard about his favorite things, too). If your shows are all improvisational, do you ever rehearse?Well... [laughs]... I'm a little lazy when it comes to rehearsing. I don't really like rehearsing. So, I guess I improvise because I hate rehearsing so much [laughs]. I try to stay away from it. It's a bad habit. You perform on Conan often and your appearance in Central Park in June was filmed for an upcoming Comedy Central special. Do you get nervous still? Absolutely.

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    Paramore Premiere 'Transformers' Video

    Paramore just released the video for "Monster," their first track since the departure of founding members Josh and Zac Farro last December, and it appears the split has only fueled Hayley Williams' fire. The song, which dropped in June on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack, is a blistering attack seemingly aimed at the Farros; it's hard to interpret verses like "Now that you're gone the world is ours" any other way. And the video is just as intense. Williams and the two other remaining original members, guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis, frantically run through an abandoned hospital, past electric beds, IV bags, EKG machines, and linoleum-floored waiting rooms scattered with medical records.

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