Oklahoma governor overrides House's rejection of Flaming Lips tune

Oklahoma governor Brad Henry announced today (April 23) that he will sign an executive order overriding the Oklahoma House of Representative's decision to reject the use of Flaming Lips' 'Do You Realize' as the state's song. - Source

Spinal Tap Preview New Material

'Saucy Jack' gets released as a free download ahead of the release of the mock-metallers' new album, 'Back From The Dead'. - Source

of Montreal Unplug, Cover The Beatles

of Montreal work harder than you. With more ideas than some bands have in a career stuffed into Hissing Fauna..., Skeletal Lamping, and their dazzling live shows, it would be OK for oM to set aside the instruments for a minute. Of course that is not how oM have ever worked, and so we are already seeing new songs on this tour, with the gaps in dates stopped with whatever radio or video studio sessions they can find. Here are two, one for 89.7 WTMD and the other for 90.7 WFUV (I miss call letters), which see B.P. and KB once again go acoustic for "Beware Our Nubile Miscreants" alongside a cover of the Beatles' White Album classic "I'm So Tired."Continue reading of Montreal Unplug, Cover The Beatles... - Source

Pixies announce new release

Pixies have announced a new release, entitled 'Minotaur'. - Source

Beck Covers Sonic Youth, Sonic Youth Covers Beck

On a Record Store Day exclusive split 7" that was nowhere to be found by the time I got to Other Music, Beck covered EVOL cut "Green Light" and The Sonik Youth returned the favor with a take on Mellow Gold dirge "Pay No Mind (Snoozer)." (The sales climb high through the garbage-pail sky/ like a giant dildo crushing the sun..., you remember.) Matador printed twenty five hundred copies, which means dozens are currently available to you on eBay. If you missed out, or aren't into getting scalped, you can listen to "Green Light" below.Continue reading Beck Covers Sonic Youth, Sonic Youth Covers Beck... - Source

Lollapalooza 2009 Lineup: Now With 100% More Animal Collective

It seems like Coachella was only yesterday. Since this year's Lolla headliners (and then some) leaked long ago, we already knew about Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode, Jane's Addiction, Tool, Kings Of Leon, the Killers, Lou Reed, Decemberists, Neko Case, and Andrew Bird. Not too shabby. But almost too shabby. If that assortment of talent didn't convince you to attend, maybe this will: Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Deerhunter, Bat For Lashes, TV On The Radio, and Vampire Weekend. And an Animal Collective DJ set. Here's the whole lineup, in poster and video form because festival reveals come with videos these days.Continue reading Lollapalooza 2009 Lineup: Now With 100% More Animal Collective... - Source

Explosions In The Sky Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary With No Age, Octopus Project, Jason Lytle And More

It has been 10 years since Explosions in the Sky formed at a local Austin, Texas pizza place and started playing together. Now, in celebration of their anniversary the band has decided to play four shows with some very special guests this summer. - Source

McCartney Previews New Beatles Rock Band Game During Coachella Performance

Though Morrissey's vegetarian rants during his Coachella set were priceless, we find it hard to believe no one is talking about Paul McCartney's set at the festival. Or rather, what was being displayed on the jumbo-tron behind the musician while he played "Got to Get You Into My Life" during his set. - Source

My Morning Jacket to release live EP for Record Store Day

My Morning Jacket recently announced they're putting out a fresh new live EP on what's been dubbed "Record Store Day," April 18th. The songs were recorded last summer in their hometown of Louisville at the Ear-X-tacy record store and Waterfront Park. Here's the catch: you have to buy the EP in-store. - Source

Stream Silversun Pickups Swoon

Some of you seem to be coming around to Silversun Pickups latest. Take a listen to the whole thing at MTV's The Leak to join the dialogue. - Source