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Monday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 6:38 P.M.]


    WAVVES Debut New Songs at Tour Kickoff
    The surf-punk outfit get a Toronto crowd pogo-ing, but also premiere some vulnernable ballads. [SPIN]
    Handwritten JOHN LENNON Lyrics Sell for $1.2 Million
    Super fan nabs original writings for the Beatles’ psychedelic epic “A Day in the Life.” [Sotheby’s]
    New RADIOHEAD Album Almost Finished
    Guitarist Ed O’Brien says they’re a “matter of weeks” away from finishing recording. [SPIN]
    LIAM GALLAGHER to Write OASIS Film and Book
    Britpop singer says he wants to record his memories with the band before he “forgets them all.” [NME]
    LADY GAGA Cheers YANKEES in Panties, Bra
    The pop star strolls into the home team’s dugout and flips fans the middle finger at Mets vs. Yankees game. [Gothamist]
    LIL WAYNE Accepts Plea Deal in Arizona Drugs, Gun Case
    Rapper appears in Yuma, AZ, courtroom via video from Rikers Island, where he’s serving a one-year prison sentence.[Yuma Sun]
    BRIAN WILSON to Reunite with BEACH BOYS
    The singer-songwriter will rejoin the band to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a series of concerts. [Las Vegas Sun]
    ARCADE FIRE Reveal Tracklist for New Album
    The Suburbs, out August 3, features 16 songs making it the Canadian band’s most massive release yet. [Pitchfork]
    LEONARD COHEN is Working On a New Album
    Legendary singer-songwriter’s first studio album in six years will sound like “something good, I hope.” [Guardian]
    LES SAVY FAV Announce New Album
    Root for Ruin drops on September 14 via Frenchkiss. [Pitchfork]
    THE NATIONAL Wow a Hometown Crowd at Radio City
    The Brooklyn band move up to the big leagues in their New York City tour return. [SPIN]


    LISTEN: New Track From THE BOOKS
    A child threatens to “rip your hair off” on “A Cold Freezin Night,” a song off the duo’s upcoming album The Way Out. [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: New ROOTS Album!
    How I Got Over, featuring John Legend, Jim James, Joanna Newsom, and members of Dirty Projectors, is streaming now! [SPIN]
    WATCH: PHOENIX Play MTV Unplugged
    French pop rockers perform a six-song acoustic set. [MTV]