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Wednesday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 6:33 P.M.]

NEWS:

    DIRTY PROJECTORS, BJORK Collabo Out June 30
    Seven-song studio EP of new songs due next week. PLUS: Watch their artsy trailer. [SPIN]
    DRAKE Debuts at No.1 on Album Chart
    The Toronto rapper’s release, Thank Me Later, sells an impressive 462,989 copies in its first week. [SPIN]
    MY MORNING JACKET, WEEZER, MUSE to Play Voodoo Fest
    MGMT, Drake, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, and more will also play the New Orleans fest, Oct. 29-31. [Billboard]
    DRAKE Hits No. 1 on Album Charts
    The rapper’s debut album, Thank Me Later, sold an impressive 446,000 copies in its first week. [MTV]
    LOU REED to Join GORILLAZ at Glastonbury
    Velvet Underground legend to join the animated band for Plastic Beach’s “Some Kinda Nature.” [Gigwise]
    HOT WATER MUSIC Planning New Album
    The Gainesville, FL-based quintet have not released a full-length album since 2004’s The New What Next. [PunkNews.org]
    LIL BOOSIE Charged with Murder
    The Trill Entertainment rapper claims innocence but could face the death penalty if convicted. [Billboard]
    EMINEM Does Surprise Performance in New York City
    The Detroit rapper celebrates his album release with an unannounced set at a Red Bull freestyle battle. [SPIN]
    THE XX Announce Fall Tour Dates
    Brit indie band play U.S. clubs in September and October with opener Warpaint. [Pitchfork]
    INTERPOL Play First Concert in Two Years
    The New York City band debut new songs and members at their tour kickoff in Rochester, NY. [SPIN]
    BUSH to Reunite in September for California Fest
    Blink-182, Eminem, and Kiss will join the ’90s scrunge rockers. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: HIVES Cover Punk Band ZERO BOYS
    Get “Civilization’s Dying,” a track from the Swedish garage-rock quintet’s new covers EP! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: PASSION PIT Cover SMASHING PUMPKINS!
    Boston indie-poppers transform “Tonight, Tonight” into a waterfall of keyboard melodies and helium-high vocals. [SPIN]
    WATCH: WEEZER’s World Cup Video
    Los Angeles rockers root for the home team in their clip for “Represent.” [SPIN]
    WATCH: EXCLUSIVE: MC FRONTALOT debuts Hilarious Video
    In “First World Problems,” the nerdcore rapper takes his time machine back in time — but forgets the charger. [SPIN]
    WATCH: WOODS Release Freaky Video
    Awandering man stumbles upon a witch dance in the video for At Echo Lake’s “Death Rattles.” [Guess I’m Floating]
    WATCH: Creepy INTERPOL Video for “Lights”
    Girls in vinyl! Syringes! Stuff being ingested through straws! And no, it’s not a night out in NYC’s Lower East Side. [SPIN]
    WATCH: CRYSTAL CASTLES’ Creepy New Video
    Ontario electronic duo’s video for “Celestica” features children playing instruments in a cemetery! [YouTube]
    WATCH: POP-PUNK STARS Form New Band
    Check out in-studio video of Taking Back Sunday, Coheed, Hot Rod Circuit collaboration Terrible Things. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: GRANDADDY, EARLIMART Side-Project Track
    Hear “Ghosts of Syllables,” a somber yet rockin’ tune from new indie band Admiral Radley’s July release, I Heart California. [SPIN]
    WATCH: MORNING BENDERS Cover FLEETWOOD MAC
    Berkeley, CA, indie band cover “Dreams” at a New York City gig. [Stereogum]
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