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News’s Best of the Week


This week, Vampire Weekend leaked the first single from their upcoming album, while Death Cab chased vampires in their new song from Twilight sequel New Moon. Plus, Chris Cornell joined Pearl Jam onstage, Pavement announced a new show, Austin City Limits rolled into Texas, and much more.

These stories, plus the week’s top news, photo galleries, audio/video, and live reviews, below.TOP STORIES:

DOWNLOAD: Vampire Weekend’s New Single!

The Ivy League preppies leak “Horchata,” the first official release from their second album. Get it now! Read >>PLUS:

  • WATCH: Pearl Jam Joined by Chris Cornell, Jerry Cantrell! Read >>
  • WATCH: Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Twilight’ Video Read >>


Pavement to Curate All Tomorrow’s Parties

Sorry, New Yorkers: Those September 2010 shows in Central Park won’t be the reunited Pavement’s live debut.Read >>PLUS:

  • Hot New Rapper: Playboy Tre Read >>
  • Austin City Limits: Best & Worst Moments Read >>


Thom Yorke Debuts All-Star Band at Secret Show

Radiohead frontman plays L.A. with his newly-formed group — including Chili Peppers bassist Flea!Read >>PLUS:

  • Review: Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ MusicalRead >>
  • Brit Stars Travis Perform Stripped-Down HitsRead >>
  • The Gossip Kick Off U.S. Tour in D.C.Read >>
  • AFI Launch U.S. Tour in MinneapolisRead >>


U2, Lady Gaga Rock NYC Benefit

Courtney Love, Lou Reed, Scarlett Johansson, and others honor Virgin Prunes frontman Gavin Friday — and fight AIDS in the process! Read >>PLUS:

  • On the Scene: ChicagoRead >>
  • The Best of Austin City Limits Read >>
  • 8 Must-Hear Acts at Treasure IslandRead >>
  • Top 5 Up-and-Coming Montreal Bands Read >>


DOWNLOAD: Exclusive Snoop Dogg Song!

Get “Keep It Real Dogg” and revisit the good ol’ days of West Coast rap. Read >>PLUS:

  • WATCH: Sondre Lerche Serenades SPIN OfficeRead >>
  • WATCH: Metallica Perform Rare Song LiveRead >>
  • WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Covers White Stripes, Kings of Leon Read >>
  • WATCH: Nine Inch Nails Final Show in LondonRead >>


Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard, One Fast Move or I’m Gone

Boozy Beat memoir gets a tenderly rootsy rehab.Read >>PLUS:

  • Kiss, ‘Sonic Boom’ (Kiss) Read >>
  • Karen O and the Kids, ‘Where the Wild Things Are Motion Picture Soundtrack’ Read >>
  • Alec Ounsworth, ‘Mo Beauty’ (Anti-) Read >>
  • Kings of Convenience, ‘Declaration of Dependence’ (Virgin) Read >>
  • Flight of the Conchords, ‘I Told You I Was Freaky’ (Sub Pop) Read >>
  • Say Anything, ‘Say Anything’ (J) Read >>
  • Air, ‘Love 2’ (Astralwerks) Read >>
  • Electric Six, ‘Kill’ (Metropolis) Read >>