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News Roundup: The Shins, Nada Surf, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay

Marty Crandall, multi-instrumentalist for darling indie rockers the Shins, and his ex-girlfriend, former America’s Next Top Modelcontestant Elyse Sewell, were both arrested Friday (Jan. 4) ondomestic-violence charges after an altercation in a Sacramento, CAhotel, reports.After her release Saturday (Jan. 5) (Crandall made bail Sunday, Jan.6), Sewell detailed the incident in a blog entry with pictures of heralleged injuries. The post has since been removed, but is described,along with the snapshot, via Pitchfork. Blog entry: admissible in a court of law?

With the prospect of the mercury rising just around the corner, it’s once again time to plot those spring tours — Nada Surf certainly have. In fact, Matthew Caws and crew have added a string of live dates to this handful of gigs — launched in support of their latest LP, Lucky — and will now be away from their Brooklyn abodes well into April.

Nada Surf tour dates:

3/17, Tempe, AZ (Clubhouse) *
3/18, San Diego, CA (House of Blues) *
3/19, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theater) *
3/21, Pomona, CA (Glass House) *
3/22, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore) *
3/25, Sacramento, CA (Harlow’s) *
3/28, Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market) *
3/29, Vancouver, CA (Commodore Ballroom) *
4/1, Englewood, CO (Gothic Theatre) #
4/2, Omaha, NE (Waiting Room) #
4/3, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue) #
4/4, Chicago, IL (Metro) #
4/5, Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall) #
4/7, Toronto, CA (Opera House) #
4/8, Montreal, CA (Club Soda) #
4/10, Boston, MA (Paradise) #
4/11, New York, NY (Terminal 5)
4/12, Washington, DC (9:30 Club) #
4/13, Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero) #
(* w/ Little Ones)
(# w/ What Made Milwaukee Famous)

Minion recruiting, blossoming indie prepsters Vampire Weekend will hit the road this winter/spring behind the release of their self-titled debut, out Jan. 29 via XL; leave your silver bullets, wooden daggers, and cloves of garlic at home. [Via Pitchfork]

Brit-based EMI just can’t catch a break. Like Radiohead and Paul McCartney before them, Coldplay are exploring options for departing their current label, and the band’s forthcoming, much-blogged about album, reportedly titled Prospekt, may act as the final collection of new material for EMI. However, it is still unclear if Chris Martin will master Thom Yorke‘s label trash talking skills. (See the Dec. 29 post) [Via The Guardian]