- Tomorrow, on the day of the U.S. record store release of Radiohead‘s King of Limbs, specialized newsstands around the country will pop up to offer The Universal Sigh to fans. Today, Thom Yorke himself, dressed like a paperboy, stood outside of Rough Trade in London to hand out copies to those waiting in line. Two newsstands will be set up in Seattle, on Capitol Hill and in Ballard. Check exact locations here. If you can’t wait to read it, New Zealand website Rip It Up has already posted a PDF version here.
- Last night, Canada’s Juno Awards were held in Toronto, and not surprisingly Arcade Fire took home a handful of awards, including Album of the Year for The Suburbs and group of the year. Neil Young won for Artist of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year with Le Noise. And yeah, Justin Beiber won some awards too. Read more here.
- During Friday night’s solo performance in Montreal, Jeff Tweedy performed a new song, which may or may not appear on the forthcoming Wilco album. The band is due for a new album and will be releasing any new releases on their self-owned, and Anti- Records distributed label dBpm Records. Watch video of the new song performed below and read more here.
- Australian band Cut Copy was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last Friday and performed “Take Me Over” from their new album. Check out the video, complete with man in a gorilla suit, of course:
- Carson Daly is on a roll this week with a slew of excellent musical guests, including Grouplove on Thursday and a 3-for on Friday with Ted Leo, Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band, The Greenhornes. Both The Strokes and Duran Duran are also making the rounds. Here are the highlights.
Monday, March 28
Carson Daly: Two Door Cinema Club (R)
Tuesday, March 29
David Letterman: Snoop Dogg
Carson Daly: Death
Wednesday, March 30
Jimmy Kimmel: Duran Duran
Jimmy Fallon: The Strokes
Thursday, March 31
Jimmy Fallon: Duran Duran
Carson Daly: Grouplove
Friday, April 1
Jay Leno: Scissor Sisters
Carson Daly: Ted Leo, Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band, The Greenhornes