Watch Flaming Lips Video For Embryonic Cut, “Watching the Planets,” In Which Wayne Coyne Gets Completely Naked, and a Giant Fur Monster Gives Birth to a Ton of Naked Adults…Flaming Lips, You’ve Gotten So Predictable (Uh, this is Most NSFW Thing Since This) [NME]
Stream Joy Orbison’s Remix of Four Tet’s Single “Love Cry” (Which Sounds Almost Nothing Like the Original Track…Which May or May Not Be a Good Thing); Elsewhere, the Original Version “Love Cry” is On the Upcoming There Is Love In You, Due Out January 26 [Gorilla vs. Bear]
Hey, You Like the Hold Steady? (Yes, You Do). Then You Should Probably Be Psyched For Craig Finn’s Former Band, Lifter Puller, Re-releasing All Their Music, Along With a Commemorative Lifter Puller Book. (You Will Be Excited, Or I’ll Make You Excited); Elsewhere, I Am Unhealthily In Love With the Hold Steady [Pitchfork]
Stream Hot Chip’s “Take It In” off the Upcoming (And Announced Yesterday) One Life Stand; Elsewhere, I Beg the Question: Who Likes Hot Chip? I Have Heard They Are Huge, But Have Never Met a Single Person Who Would Call Themselves a Hot Chip Fan. Prove Me Wrong, Readers [Prefix]
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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, Better Known as MCA, Diagnosed With Cancer; Tour Cancelled and New Beasties LP, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, Delayed [Billboard]
Thriller Set to Break The Eagles’ Record As The Highest Selling Album of All-Time…Good. [Billboard]
Built To Spill Finishing Seventh LP, There Is No Enemy; Released Sometime In October [Brooklyn Vegan]
Andrew W.K. Appears On Fox News; Facially Ridicules Fox News, and Remains Awesome [Prefix]
Ne-Yo Loves Fans, Hates Bloggers, And Is Really Quite A Sensitive Man [Idolator]
Satanic Verses Author Salman Rushdie and Alt-Rockers Dredg Confoundingly Come Together For Charity [Spin]
Lil Wayne’s Much-Anticipated (For All The Wrong Reasons) Rock Album Rebirth Joins Detox and Cuban Linx II On Long List of Rap Albums That Will Probably Never Be Released [Idolator]
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February 6, 2009
In his ongoing mission to confuse the hell out of everyone, Lil Wayne has decided to follow his arrival to the top of hip hop with leaving the genre, picking up his guitar, and setting his sights on rock stardom. Rappers flirting with rock is nothing new, but Wayne’s plans are more than just a rap/rock collaboration for a single or two. On April 7th he’s going the full nine yards and releasing an entire album, titled Rebirth, of Weezy performed and penned rock songs with a score of head scratching and line drawing sure to follow. It’s pretty fearless on Wayne’s part, but then again, an album that sold as much as Tha Carter III would give most people some extra cohones. The question is whether said cohones are being put to any good use (try not to think about that too much).
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