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Blondie’s New LP, 50 Cent Stars in Thriller + More

  • Blondie will return this September with their first studio album in eight years, titled Panic of Girls. The band — featuring founding members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Clem Burke, along with new members Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen — will team up with Beirut‘s Zach Condon on a cover of his song “Sunday Smile.” The group has also released a video for the new wave rocker “Mother,” which you can watch below. [Blondie]


    50 Cent has more acting projects in the pipeline. The rapper will star in the upcoming supernatural thriller Odd Thomas, an adaptation of a Dean Koontz novel that also stars Willem Dafoe. 50 will play a character named Shamus Cocobolo, a blind DJ who uncovers a satanic cult. [Variety]

  • Gay rights watchdog GLAAD has blasted Odd Future‘s Tyler, the Creator over his homophobic and misogynistic remarks, which included a controversial Tweet directed at Tegan and Sara. “Tyler has said in interviews that he is not homophobic, yet his Twitter feed and rhymes are rampant with anti-gay slurs and references,” the group said in a statement. “His defense that ‘people take things too seriously’ or that he’s ‘just a kid’ is inexcusable. Using hateful language, regardless of the context, is unacceptable and in fact, very serious.” [GLAAD]

  • Ladytron have dropped the first single from their new album Gravity the Seducer, due out September 13. Check out the orchestral, electro-pop ballad “White Elephant” below.

    Ladytron – White Elephant by nettwerkmusicgroup
  • Domino Records will launch a radio station for one week starting June 6, which will be broadcast in the U.K. but available to stream online here. Domino Radio will feature shows hosted by Animal Collective, the Kills, Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, Dirty Projectors, and more.

  • At this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, Britain, dream-pop duo Beach House performed an untitled new song. Check out fan-shot footage below.


    Best Coast‘s Bethany Cosentino will contribute guest vocals for a song on New Found Glory‘s new album. The group’s seventh disc, titled Radiosurgery, is due out this fall. [New Found Glory]