Friday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 3:24 P.M.]


    CAT POWER Working on New Album
    “It’s just me this time,” she says of the upcoming album, which she’s recording without her Dirty Delta Blues band. [Courier Mail]
    DINOSAUR JR. Frontman Forms New Band
    J. Mascis plays drums in Sweet Apple. [Teepee Records]
    Rumor Alert: KILLERS Singer ‘Not’ Going Solo
    Contrary to online reports, Brandon Flowers isn’t leaving his bandmates for a personal project. [SPIN]
    DRAKE Nabs LIL WAYNE, JAY-Z, KANYE for Debut Album
    Thank Me Later, slated for March release, also features Young Jeezy and Sade. [MTV]
    SPOON Headline Holiday Radio Show
    Metric, the Bravery, and Hockey fill out the bill in Kansas City. [SPIN]
    ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Film to Debut at Sundance
    ODDSAC — which is “more of a visual or psychedelic thing,” says Avey Tare — screens in Utah in January.[Pitchfork]
    CHRIS BROWN Apologizes for RIHANNA Assault on ‘Good Morning America’
    “I’ve never ever had problems with anger,” Brown said. “I thought, ‘How could I be that person?'” [MTV]
    “I don’t think the world needs another trad-folk record.” [Pitchfork]
    Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, Kanye, MGMT also receive nods. [SPIN]
    KID CUDI Taps SNOOP, PHARRELL for New Album
    “I already got five tracks locked in,” the rapper said of his next release, Cudder. [MTV]
    ARCADE FIRE: New Album in 2010
    Sources say the untitled album is expected in May. [SPIN]
    MARILYN MANSON: “I’m Back with Evan Rachel Wood”
    Plus: the shock rocker talks about his “badass” new music. [SPIN]
    LED ZEP Reunion Fueled Formation of THEM CROOKED VULTURES
    John Paul Jones talks about Robert Plant and joining forces with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. [Spinner]
    EDITORS Announce U.S. Tour, Album Release Date
    In This Light And On This Evening drops Jan. 19; tour follows in February. [NME]


    WATCH: MARIACHI EL BRONX‘s Wild West Video
    Punk band the Bronx don south-of-the-border suits, dig their own graves in “Holy” clip. [Vimeo]
    DOWNLOAD: SIGUR ROS Singer Goes Solo
    Jónsi Birgisson layers strings, woodwinds, brass, and double bass on “Boy Lilikoi.” [Jonsi]
    LISTEN: New EMINEM Songs Leak
    Two new songs from Relapse: Refill — “Elevator” and “Buffalo Bill” — hit the Internet. [SPIN]
    WATCH: FIERY FURNACES”Easy Rider’ Video
    Brother-sister duo star as”Peter Fonda” and “Dennis Hooper,” and hit the road on motorcycles. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: FANFARLO‘s New Video
    London sextet roam an Upstate, NY, forrest in their ode to sc-fi writer Harold T. Wilkins. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: GREEN DAY Record “21 Guns” with Cast of ‘American Idiot’ Musical
    Arena-filling punk anthem gets punched up with theatrical flair — and strings! [Spinner]
    WATCH: THE CRIBS Rock ‘Letterman’
    Brit band (minus Johnny Marr) perform “I’m a Realist.” [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: SUBMARINES‘ Trippy New Video
    It’s a psychedelic tea party on the set of the L.A. trio’s “Submarine Symphonika” clip. [YouTube]
    LISTEN: COLD WAR KIDS Soulful New Tune
    SoCal quartet fuse tropical grooves and soaring vocal harmonies on “Coffee Spoon.” [EW]


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