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Thursday’s Music Roundup

CONTINUALLY UPDATED: All you need to know about music today -- plus songs and videos.

[Updated: 4:41 P.M.]

NEWS:

    JULIAN CASABLANCAS Plays STROKES Songs in NYC
    Plus: The downtown cool-cat treats hometown fans to gems off his solo debut. [SPIN]
    TRENT REZNOR Gives Update from the Studio
    “Last day of the session!” he posts along with a photo. No word on when the new music will be released.[Twitter]
    CHRISTINA AGUILERA’s Star-Studded Album Out in June
    She comments on the release featuring Bionic, featuring M.I.A., Sia, Santigold, Ladytron, Le Tigre and more. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA Sets Record with One Billion Video Views
    Her “Bad Romance,” “Poker Face,” and “Just Dance” videos win big. Twilight, Soulja Boy trail with about 900 million. [Mashable]
    MARK RONSON Will Produce Your Song!
    The sought-after DJ and producer is auctioning off his studio services for charity. [SPIN]
    EVANESCENCE Offshoot Debuts New Songs Live
    We Are the Fallen play small London club with new singer, American Idol’s Carly Smithson. [SPIN]
    TRAVIS BARKER Teaches RIHANNA to Play Drums
    The Blink-182 punk and the Rated R pop diva joins forces in the studio. [SPIN]
    NOEL GALLAGHER Gives Court Statement in Onstage Assault Case
    Ex-Oasis rocker says he will “never really recover” from the injuries he received at the Toronto gig. [NME]
    Newport Folk: JIM JAMES, SHARON JONES, ANDREW BIRD
    Avett Brothers, Calexico, Blitzen Trapper and more will also play the 51st annual event in Newport, RI. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: New Song from THE NATIONAL
    Download “Bloodbuzz Ohio,” the band’s first release off their upcoming album, High Violet. [SPIN]
    WATCH: New KID CUDI Video
    “Soundtrack 2 My Life” features behind-the-scenes tour footage. [DatNewCudi]
    WATCH: BECK, ST. VINCENT, LIARS Cover INXS
    Beck’s Record Club revisits the classic 1987 INXS record, Kick. Check out video of “Guns in the Sky.” [SPIN]
    WATCH: SIGUR ROS’s JONSI — New Video
    The Icelandic singer has branched off on his own. Check out a live performance of “Boy Lilikoi”! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New ROBYN Song
    “I’m a very scientifically advanced hot mama,” she sings on “Fembot,” off her upcoming June album. [Robyn]
    LISTEN: Entire Live JOANNA NEWSOM Set!
    Check out audio of the songstress’ complete set Tuesday night in Washington, DC. [NPR]
    DOWNLOAD: Free PHOENIX Live Album
    Grammy-winning Parisian pop makers offer eight live tracks from their recent Australian tour. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: THOM YORKE Collabo with FLYING LOTUS
    “… And the World Laughs with You” drops May 4 on Lotus’ new album, Cosmogramma.
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