Today in Music: The Fucking Eagles vs. Eagle*Seagull

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With each new story about Amy Winehouse, the “Rehab” jokes get less and less funny. The Mercury Prize nominee, who by the way is currently leading our blog poll, had a meltdown during her return to the stage at the Eden Project on Tuesday, after blowing off nearly two weeks of gigs. The Sun reports that Winehouse left the stage after two songs and returned in a worse state, slapping herself in the face and hitting her own head with her microphone. According to the rag, “She forgot the lyrics to her own songs and mumbled swear words in between them. She even spat into the crowd, who had paid £33 each to watch her. Then halfway through her last song, she just dropped the mic and walked off.” Fans quoted in This Is London, which features pics catching Amy in mid-spit, claim that she appeared “worryingly skinny” and “seemed to wipe away tears on two occasions.” Her spokesperson claimed that she was “a bit ring rusty” after her long break.

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The original Egyptian-eyed goddess Siouxsie Sioux is making a comeback of her own. The former Creature and leader of the Banshees is due to drop her debut solo album Mantaray in the States on October 2. The Tripwire has the tracklist — with song titles like “Loveless, “Sea Of Tranquility,” and “Heaven And Alchemy,” it seems like she hasn’t lost a trick. Here’s the video for the first single “Into A Swan,” which comes out next month:
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This needs little setup: Jarvis Cocker, Summercase festival Barcelona, “Eye of the Tiger” = rad.
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Does the title for forthcoming album by Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam, seem too cloyingly sweet for you or make you worry that they’ve lost their edge? There’s no need to fear. The newly released cover art, which caused me to lose my appetite when I saw it at Gorilla Vs. Bear this morning. Bleaugh! Here’s “Fireworks” from the new album:
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Fans of The Daily Show know that Brian Williams is hip enough to be a regular guest on the show, but he might even be cooler than just a friend-of-John-Stewart. Stereogum wonders if the NBC newsman might even have a better stocked iPod than CNN correspondant Anderson Coopers‘. Evidence? This indie rock themed interview with Jimmy Kimmel, who hosts nearly as much good music as Conan:
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We’ll leave you with this new track from Eagle*Seagull, who just finished recording their second album here in Seattle. Matt over at You Ain’t No Picasso was kind enough to host it. Check out E*S’s MySpace page to stream another new song, “I’m Sorry, But I’m Beginning to Hate Your Face,” which you may have already heard on the Morning Show with John. Here’s
Eagle*Seagull – You Can’t Call Yourself a Secret (MP3)

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