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Radiohead to End ‘Rainbows’ Download; Kate Nash to Hit U.S.

Attention Radiohead lovin’ penny-pinchers! Like the proverbial maxim about ‘all good things,’ the Oxford-based quintet’s industry-changing pay-what-you-want download of their latest LP, In Rainbows, will soon come to an end. So, head over to inrainbows.comto assign your deemed financial worth to the record before the Dec. 10cut off date. “A big thank you to everyone who came and downloaded themusic,” read a post on Dead Air Space. “It’s been the most positive thing we’ve done and we hope you shared the experience with others.”

For conventional music listeners, In Rainbows will arrive to U.S. store shelves Jan. 1 via TBD/ATO,one day after hitting the remainder of globe courtesy of XL. Also,there’s that discbox, which the band will no longer produce, currentlyfor sale via the band’s online store while supplies last.

Kate Nash to Hit U.S.

Brit songbird Kate Nashfeatured in the November issue of Spin — will hit the U.S. for a mini-tour in early 2008 behind the release of her debut album, Made of Bricks.The tour, set to coincide with the LP’s Jan. 8 stateside release date,will kick off in Toronto before rolling through New York, SanFrancisco, and Los Angeles.

Kate Nash tour dates:

1/7, Toronto, ON (Mod Club)
1/9, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
1/12, San Francisco, CA (330 Ritch)
1/14, Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)

Louis XIV Return with ‘Slick Dogs and Ponies’

San Diego’s foul-mouthed, overtly sexual rockers Louis XIV are set to return Jan. 29 with sophomore LP Slick Dogs and Ponies, the follow up to 2005’s The Best Little Secrets Are Kept. The new effort, as with their debut, sees lead singer Jason Hillsaddling up behind the boards as producer and engineer. And there areplenty of new tidbits, too; the band brought in a string section fortunes such as “Guilt By Association” and “Air Traffic Control.” “Weinvented a sound,” Hill said in a statement. “It’s definitely unlikeanything you hear in current music.”