Monday Morning News Fix

  • Lollapalooza Chile Line-up Announced: Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival will being making its way to South America for the first time ever. The festival will be taking place at Santiago’s O’Higgins Park, April 2-3. Headliners include Kanye West, Jane’s Addiction, The Flaming Lips, and many many more. If you’ve never been to Chile, here’s an amazing excuse to get down there. Check out the full line-up here. (via Filter)
  • Developer of the First Synthesizer, Milton Babbitt, Dies at 94: The award winning avant-garde composer Milton Babbitt died Saturday at age 94. Back in the 1950s, Babbitt worked with RCA to develop the first synthesizer, which he used in many of his complex compositions. His ideas were so far ahead of their time that it took 46 years for Princeton to recognize his doctoral dissertation, which they had rejected in 1946 because “it couldn’t be properly evaluated.” Read more about Babbit here. (via New York Times)


  • Download New Fleet Foxes Song!: The title track to Fleet Foxes’ highly anticipated 2011 album, Helplessness Blues, is available now! Head over to their website or just listen to the song now.
  • Watch CREEP’s “Days” with The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft: New York based production/DJ duo CREEP have just released the video to their debut single, “Days,” which features vocals from Romy Madley Croft of The xx. Check out the dark vibe here:

  • Neutral Milk Hotel’s Magnum Plots More Shows: After years out of the spotlight, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum has been on a steady return over the past year. Just yesterday, he announced two more shows as part of the Portishead-curated ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey. More shows are to reportedly in the future. (via Pitchfork)
  • Cut Copy “Need You Now”: You may have already heard “Where’s I’m Going” and “Take Me Over” from Zonoscope, Cut Copy’s upcoming third album. “Need You Now” is the opening track. Listen here. (via Stereogum)
  • Kids Chorus Sings Ariel Pink: The kids in Staten Island’s P.S. 22 Chorus have been in the spotlight before with cute covers of Phoenix’s “Lisztomania” and MGMT’s “Kids”. And now they’ve delivered their own unique version of “Round and Round”, by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Enjoy the video below (via Pitchfork)

  • Peter Bjorn and John Debut New Album Live: The Swedish trio played their first U.S. show in support of their 6th LP Gimme Some (out March 29th) inside the tiny basement of Santos Party House in NYC. Spin has pictures and a review of the show here.
  • Metallica and Slayer’s “Big Four” Hits The States: On April 23, Indio, CA’s Empire Polo Fields will host “The Big Four” — A one-time U.S. performance by Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Talk about Metal Nirvana! Buy tickets and find out all about the festival on their website here. (via Spin)
  • Late Night TV Musical Guests: Here’s a rundown of who’s performing on late night TV this week. Make sure to set your DVR’s accordingly:

Monday, Jan 31

David Letterman: Best Coast
Carson Daily: Delta Spirit

Tuesday, Feb 1

David Letterman: The National
Carson Daily: Interpol
Conan O’Brien: Peter Bjorn & John
Lopez Tonight: The Thermals

Wednesday, Feb 2

David Letterman: The Boxer Rebellion
Jay Leno: Ryan Bingham
Jimmy Fallon: Phantogram
Carson Daily: Screaming Females

Thursday, Feb 3

David Letterman: Naughty By Nature
Carson Daily: Off!
Conan O’Brien: Interpol
Lopez Tonight: OK Go

Friday, Feb 4

David Letterman: Robert Plant

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