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Thursday News Threads

The Flamings Lips are the kings of nontraditional marketing tactics and are no strangers to unique niche merchandise, but this new thing is pretty unexpected and awesome: a Silver Trembling Fetus Christmas tree ornament. The video below will provide you with all the details.

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Thursday News Threads

Seattle band New Faces has decided to split up “due to irreconcilable conflicts.” All of their upcoming shows have been canceled. Good luck to each of the members in their future musical endeavors! ha! Remember when Jay Reatard’s band quit mid-tour? Well, I guess they’ve found a new home: with hip new it-band, Wavves. TheRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

24-year-old drummer Ben Hills, of Seattle band The Shy Ones, passed away early yesterday morning from a fire on Capitol Hill. RIP, Benny. You will be missed. On a more uplifting note, legendary guitarist, songwriter and producer Steve Cropper, best known for his work with Stax Records, Booker T. & The MGs, and the BluesRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

On Halloween, Ted Leo and some of his buddies got on a Philadelphia stage as “TV Casualty.” Then, they proceeded to play two entire sets of music written and performed by the band Misfits! It’s a pretty faithful effort, too, and very enjoyable. And it’s all on YouTube. Check out Part 1 below, then watchRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Frequently played KEXP band, Cymbals Eat Guitars, just switched out their bassist for a new guy named Matthew Whipple. The last guy, Neil Berenholz, according to Pitchfork according to CEG’s publicist, left the band amicably because “he didn’t like touring.” Well, that’s probably good because they’re doing a heck of a lot of it lately.Read more...

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Thursday News Threads

I missed it, but I guess some people on the internets thought Kanye West was dead. He’s not. You’d think his million blog posts a day would’ve stopped the rumors dead in their tracks, but meh. Yeasayer signed to Secretly Canadian for the North American release of their highly anticipated 2nd album. It’s called OddRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Agh! Pop music collides! Rivers Cuomo of Weezer reportedly is working with Katy Perry on writing/recording for her new album. Not enough Eels to sate you? I guess they liked the feeling of releasing a new album in June after four years hiatus. Now they’re going to be releasing their eighth studio album, End Times,Read more...

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Thursday News Threads

Wha?!?!? Apparently Amazon has a page up for a forthcoming new Animal Collective album! It’s set for release December 8th on Domino Records. Just in time for them to take numbers one and two on year-end top 10 lists. And speaking of “forthcoming,” both Thom Yorke and his band Radiohead should have new albums outRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Yep, James Mercer and Danger Mouse are making a band now. Not just recording tracks or whatever. But for realz. They even have a potentially impermanent name: Broken Bells! They might very well make the catchiest songs ever, I bet. Hey guys. Guys -- did you hear? Pavement is reuniting! But if a year isRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Despite the indie cred we’re putting on the line by blogging about that damn Twilight sequel for a third straight week, it’s at least worth mentioning that the complete tracklist has been released. In addition to the lead single from the local boys in Death Cab For Cutie, it will feature completely new or remixedRead more...

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