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Wednesday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 6:27 P.M.]

NEWS:

    DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL: A Day in the Life
    EXCLUSIVE: SPIN’s Ian Witlen chronicles Chris Carrabba’s return to his hometown of Boca Raton, FL, for two concerts. [SPIN]
    ROGER WATERS Tour Ad Defaces ELLIOTT SMITH Mural
    The guerilla marketing scheme for The Wall goes wrong in Los Angeles. [SPIN]
    SUPERCHUNK Prep First Album In Nine Years
    Indie band’s fall release, Majesty Shredding, is more “classic” and “straightforward” than their last two. [Stereogum]
    LIL WAYNE Writes Mother’s Day Blog Post from Prison
    “You are the role models, not me,” he writes. [MTV]
    MEG WHITE’s Anxiety Might Be Gone
    Jack White chats about the possible return of the White Stripes. [Times Online]
    FLAMING LIPS Reschedule Gigs
    The psychedelic Oklahoma band canceled a handful of shows after guitarist Steven Drozd was hospitalized.[NME]
    BRET MICHAELS Leaves Hospital, Full Recovery Expected
    “He’s talking very well, and he’s very mentally aware,” said Michaels’ doctor. [MTV]
    N.E.R.D.‘s New Album Is “Very Psychedelic”
    “The music is very psychedelic for the most part — 80 percent of it is definitely flower-power, counterculture,” said Pharrell. [MTV]
    11 Best Moments of BAMBOOZLE
    We pick the New Jersey festival’s most awesome sets — MGMT, Ke$ha, Weezer, Against Me! and more. [SPIN]
    DEAD WEATHER Announce Summer Tour
    Nashville-based rock supergroup will hit the road in August behind their second album, Sea of Cowards. [SPIN]
    BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Launch Tour for New Album
    The Canadian collective delivers “rock therapy” at the Fillmore in San Francisco. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: IRON & WINE Play Two New Songs Live
    Sam Beam unveils “Half Moon” and “Mary Anne” at a Charlottesville, VA, concert on Tuesday night. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: New Video from BLOC PARTY Frontman KELE OKEREKE
    Plus: Singer plans first U.S. shows behind his forthcoming solo record, The Boxer. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New RATATAT Song
    NYC duo release “Party With Children,” a Nintendo-influenced track off their forthcoming album LP4. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: 90-Minute MUSE Concert
    See the British prog-rockers go huge at the Seattle stop on their Resistance Tour. [SPIN]
    WATCH: NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Recruit Ninjas for New Video
    Vancouver dance group Hybrid Movement dress as ninjas, execute choreographed karate moves. [Spinner]
    LISTEN: TRENT REZNOR’s New Band Debuts First Song
    How to Destroy Angels — featuring Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Maandig on vocals — unveil the seven-minute slow-burner “A Drowning.” [SPIN]
    LISTEN: DEFTONES Cover DRIVE LIKE JEHU
    California alt-metal band make Jehu’s 1991 track “Caress” even heavier. [Buzznet]
    LISTEN: MY MORNING JACKET Play Two New Songs Live
    Southern rockers unveil “Friends Again” and “Carried Away” on their recent tour. [You Ain’t No Picasso]
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