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T.I. Goes Free, Morrissey Announces Tour + More

Thurston Moore rocks 'Letterman,' James Blake announces new EP.

  • T.I. was released from prison early yesterday, after the rapper spent 11 months in an Arkansas jail for a parole violation. While T.I. will serve out his sentence in a halfway house, he already has a book deal and a reality show in the works. VH1’s show will follow his days outside of prison, and will premiere in December. His book — a fictional tale of two childhood friends titled Power & Beauty — will be published in October. [USA Today]

  • Morrissey has announced his first U.S. tour in two years for this fall. The 11-date trek kicks off on November 10 in Chicago, IL and wraps up on December 1 in Oakland, CA. The former Smiths frontman will also perform six dates in Mexico. [Consequence of Sound]

  • James Blake will release a new EP, titled Enough Thunder, on October 10. The set features the British dub-step musician’s collaboration with Bon Iver, his cover of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You,” and four other unannounced tracks. [Pitchfork]

  • Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore hit up Late Night with David Letterman yesterday for a stunning performance of “Benediction,” from his latest solo album Demolished Thoughts. Check it out below (via The Audio Perv).

  • Busy P, head of French house label Ed Banger, has released a killer preview mix, which features a new track from Justice (“Helix”), Skrillex’s remix of a SebastiAn track, and more. Stream it below (via Some Kind of Awesome)