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Jay-Z Preps Anthology, Ke$ha Returns!

  • Jay-Z will release an anthology titled The Hits Collection: Volume 1 on November 22. The Deluxe Edition of the set will include five unreleased tracks and a 32-page book; a more expansive Collectors Edition Box Set will be packaged with a 100-page coffee table book of previously unpublished photos. [Jay-Z Hits Collection]

  • Ke$ha will return November 22 with an eight-track companion EP to her debut Animal, titled Cannibal. The EP features tracks produced by Bangladesh and Max Martin.

  • Watch British synth-pop duo the Ting Tings performing their new song “Hands” Jools Holland, from their upcoming album Kunst, due out in early 2011. [YouTube]

  • Stream Avey Tare‘s psychedelic solo album Down There, which hits stores on October 20. [NPR]

  • Jack White is teaming up with Nixon Accessories to design a line of headphones for his Third Man label. [Consequence of Sound]

  • After teaming up for a benefit album last Easter, Tom Waits and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will release a two-song, limited-edition 78 record on November 18, featuring tracks “Tootie Ma Was a Big Fine Thing” and “Corinne Died on the Battlefield.” Can’t play 78s? Waits and the Preservation Hall will also be selling custom 78 record players. TheAll proceeds go to the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program. [Tom Waits Official Site]

  • To celebrate the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners, the Pixies played a special 33-song set at a gig last night in Santiago, Chile. Check out footage of Black Francis introducing the show here.