Thursday’s Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:29 P.M.]

NEWS:

    VAMPIRE WEEKEND Sued Over Album Cover Art
    Model featured on the cover of Contra says she didn’t give consent for 1983 photo, sues for $2 million. [TMZ]
    GUIDED BY VOICES Return with Fall Tour
    Indie rock legends reunite their classic lineup for a 17-city trek, kicking off in September. [SPIN]
    ARCADE FIRE Unveils Eight Album Covers for ‘The Suburbs’
    Each work for the band’s August 3 release shows a car in a suburban neighborhood. [Consequence of Sound]
    New WEEZER Album Due September 13
    “There’s definitely going to be more raw rock energy on this one,” Rivers Cuomo says of his band’s yet-to-be-titled LP. [NewsTimes]
    EXCLUSIVE: CHROMEO Talk New Album, Cover Art
    Dave 1 of Montreal’s sexy electro pop act chats about Business Casual, Daryl Hall, and erotic photography. [SPIN]
    JACK JOHNSON Fills Madison Square Garden with Love
    A capacity crowd of couples swoon the night away to Johnson’s mellow, romantic tunes. [SPIN]
    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Protest Arizona Immigration Law with July 23 Concert
    Rock band will play their first show in L.A. in 10 years to protest Arizona’s new law. Conor Oberst will open. [Pitchfork]
    New AMY WINEHOUSE: New Album Out This Year
    “It’s going to be very much the same as [Back to Black],” the oft-troubled singer says. [SPIN]
    New STROKES Album Was a “Labor,” Says JULIAN CASABLANCAS
    Singer adds, “But it’s going to be fantastic!” [XFM]
    New LIL WAYNE Expected to be Released from Jail on November 4
    Barring infractions or violations, Weezy will serve eight months of his one-year sentence. [MTV]
    R.E.M. Finish Recording New Album
    Athens, GA, band wrap efforts in Berlin with producer Jacknife Lee. Release expected in Spring 2011. [REM HQ]
    THE DEAD WEATHER Kick Off Club Tour
    Jack White & Co. bring their brand of heavy sexy blues to the nation’s capitol. [SPIN]
    THE HOLD STEADY Announce Fall Tour
    The Brooklyn band’s nationwide tour takes them on the road for nearly four months. [Pitchfork]
    KORN: Recording New Album Was “Torture”
    Jonathan Davis says producer Ross Robinson “got into [his] head” on Korn III: Remember Who You Are. [SPIN]
    ROBYN Announces Release Date for New Album
    Body Talk Pt. II will drop Sept. 6. The singer also promises two more albums this year. [Pitchfork]
    LIL WAYNE on Prison Routine, New Lyrics
    “Amazing would be too typical and perfect would be unfair,” Weezy writes of his new rhymes. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: BAND OF HORSES‘ Cinematic New Video
    It’s a story of lost love in the California desert with the alt-county band’s “Laredo” clip. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: New Song from CUT COPY
    Get “Where I’m Going,” the chilled out, beachy new song from the Australian dance-rock denizens. [SPIN]
    WATCH: New Video from Rising Star BRUNO MARS
    The smooth crooner, who broke out singing Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” hook, steps out on his own. [SPIN]
    WATCH: PEARL JAM Release Oil Spill Video
    EdVed and Co. fight pollution and show their love for the ocean in “Amongst the Waves” clip. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New Song from JENNY LEWIS AND JOHNATHAN RICE
    Hear “Big Wave,” from the Rilo Kiley singer and her troubadour boyfriend’s August album I’m Having Fun Now. [Daily Candy]
    LISTEN: Another New WALKMEN Song Leaks
    Hear “Blue as Your Blood” from the band’s September release Lisbon. [Consequence of Sound]
    WATCH: New Video from CROCODILES
    The San Diego surf-punk band shows off their new five-piece lineup. Watch the clip now. [SPIN]
    WATCH: 10 M.I.A.s Play ‘Letterman’ for Album Release
    The MC provocateur performs “Born Free” with help from nine look-alikes and Suicide’s Martin Rev. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: Live Track from THE DEAD WEATHER
    PLUS: Win tickets to their upcoming club shows. [SPIN]

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