Kanye and Jay-Z's Watch The Throne album due out in February: If you followed last night's midterm elections, you may be a little sad. Well, forget that phony world of political backstabbing and underhanded vote-nabbing, as two of our truest representatives—Kanye West and Jay-Z—are releasing Watch The Throne this February, with a single to be released on New Year's Day. We're calling it now: Jay-Z/Kanye West for president and VP in 2020. [LINK]
Peter, Bjorn & John gear up for new "pop rock" album: Here's a little math for you: Swedish rockers Peter Bjorn & John + beer + a recording studio = a pop-rock album. While the trio originally set out to make a punk album, the 11-track effort promises to be an effort so powerful, it'll electrocute you. Also, if you were wondering, substituting champagne into the equation gets you an ABBA record. Who knew? [LINK]
Bill Clinton excited for Lil Wayne's prison release: Sure, President Barack Obama might be bumping Weezy's tunes, but Bill Clinton went as far as calling him "smart" and with plenty of abilities, eagerly awaiting his release so the YM head can start anew. When West and Hov run for office, I think we have our Secretary of State. [LINK]
Cut Copy detail new album, Zonoscope: Synth-pop bands have always been a little odd. For their next LP, the Aussies of Cut Copy are delving a bit into normalcy and utilizing more drum-bass-guitar and organic sounds. Fret not, there'll still be plenty of weird effects and nerdy production. Whew, thank God. [LINK]
Joy Division to release 10-disc box set, +-: Do you have a friend, brother, roommate, or lover who likes to wear dark, lifeless clothing, keep his hair long and shaggy, and sit in an empty room while he doodles dead bodies and mutters to himself? And are you unbelievably perplexed about what to get this person for X-mas? Try the new Joy Division box set of various releases from their five-year career. That should keeping him them decking the halls with their own body until at least New Year's! [LINK]
Damon Albarn confirms new Gorillaz album: Damon Albarn fans, here's a tough one for you: Do you get excited about a new Gorillaz album or collaborations with the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea? Do you wait with bated breath for the follow-up to Plastic Beach and further adventures of a cartoon band, or for an album featuring manic bass slapping and African music? Well, Damon is working on both. It sucks to be you right now (#sarcasm). [LINK]
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