News \’s Best of the Week

My Chem opens U.S. tour, Katy Perry debuts intergalactic video, Death Cab premiere new anthem. Plus: LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, and more.

This week, My Chemical Romance kicked off their U.S. tour, Katy Perry teamed up with Kanye West for her wild “E.T.” video, and Death Cab For Cutie debuted their anthemic single “You Are a Tourist.” Meanwhile, Radiohead went old school by publishing a newspaper to accompany their new album King of Limbs, and SPIN honored LCD Soundsystem’s final concert with a career-spanning playlist of their best songs.

These stories, plus more of the week’s top news, audio/video, and live reviews, below:


My Chemical Romance Give First Look at U.S. TourLight shows, costumes, and a set list featuring deep cuts: Guitarist Ray Toro breaks down the group’s most intimate trek in years.
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  • Katy Perry Debuts Otherworldly Video ft. Kanye Read >>
  • Death Cab Return With Uplifting Guitar Anthem Read >>
  • Read Radiohead’s Newspaper, Stream Album Read >>
  • Playlist: The Essential LCD Soundsystem Read >>


Britney Spears Flops on ‘GMA’ PerformanceWatch the pop star’s highly anticipated – but awkward – return to the spotlight on ‘Good Morning America. Read >> Plus

  • Coldplay Continue Work With Brian Eno in Studio Read >>
  • Rob Zombie, Slayer Team for Summer Tour Read >>
  • Hot Rapper Big K.R.I.T. Drops Free Mixtape Read >>


Best Moments of Miami’s Ultra Music Fest Moby, Tiesto, Crystal Castles, Deadmau5, and others invade Florida for dance music extravaganza. View >>


FIRST LISTEN: Stream the Kills’ Entire New Album TronAlison Mosshart and Jamie Hince build upon their minimal blues-punk sound with hot fuzz-funk and arena-glam rockers. Read >> Plus

  • Jane’s Addiction Debut First Song With Dave Sitek Read >>
  • See Fleet Foxes in the Studio and on Tour Read >>
  • Flaming Lips, Neon Indian Drop Wild Bowie Shoutout Read >>
  • Okkervil River Debuts Dylan-Inspired Dream Read >>


Classic Hole Lineup Reunite at Film PremiereFor the first time in 13 years, Courtney Love and Co. quash the beef to watch ex-drummer Patty Schemel’s rock doc.Read >> Plus

  • My Chemical Romance Go Back to Basics in Oakland Read >>
  • Cut Copy Add Human Touch to Ultra Music Fest Read >>


Britney Spears, Femme Fatale (Jive)The sexiest candidates for early-aughts rock salvation finally allow us to fall in lust again. Read >> Plus

  • Peter Bjorn and John, Gimme Some (Startime International)Read >>
  • Keren Ann, 101 (EMI)Read >>
  • The Mountain Goats, All Eternals Deck (Merge)Read >>
  • Obits, Moody Standard and Poor (Sub Pop)Read >>
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Belong (Slumberland)Read >>
  • Snoop Dogg, Doggumentary (Doggy Style/Priority)Read >>
  • Yelle, Safari Disco Club (Cooperative USA/Downtown)Read >>
  • Those Darlins, Screws Get Loose (Oh Wow Dang)Read >>
  • Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Papers (Rostrum/Atlantic)Read >>
  • Hunx and His Punx, Too Young to Be in Love (Hardly Art)Read >>
  • Various Artists, Fania Records 1964-1980: The Original Sound of Latin New York (Strut)Read >>